|Re: Foam Concrete||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Cohousing (cohousingmindspring.com)|
|Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:50:22 -0700 (PDT)|
There is a new construction material invented in Raleigh NC — pre-cast ceramic walls which are fireproof and eco-friendly and can receive any kind of finish. Here is a link to that information and a video: http://wncn.com/2016/10/04/raleigh-inventors-ceramic-based-panels-could-protect-homes-from-fires-and-more/ <http://wncn.com/2016/10/04/raleigh-inventors-ceramic-based-panels-could-protect-homes-from-fires-and-more/> We at Raleigh Cohousing have toured the house featured and found it amazing. Imagine a home with those walls and the new Tesla solar roof that is actually less expensive than traditional roofing: https://www.inverse.com/article/31438-tesla-solar-roof-price?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=on_site&utm_campaign=mobile_article-top <https://www.inverse.com/article/31438-tesla-solar-roof-price?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=on_site&utm_campaign=mobile_article-top> I think this ceramic is a form of foam concrete to be so lightweight: http://americancraftsmeninc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/ACI-Precast-Fact-sheet-.pdf <http://americancraftsmeninc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/ACI-Precast-Fact-sheet-.pdf> Kayelily Raleigh-cohousing.com > On Jul 25, 2017, at 7:51 AM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com> > wrote: > > > Has anyone heard of foam concrete? It’s light enough to float, waterproof, > and can be sawed and cut like wood. > > AirCrete has some beautiful examples and sells all the stuff for making > blocks which are made onsite. The equipment seems to cost ~$1,000. (I say > “seems” because one never knows what one needs until you get into it.) > > AirCrete —beautiful dome houses, equipment, video on the making blocks and > building process. > http://www.domegaia.com > > General Information > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foam_concrete > > Technical information. Pictures of more conventional buildings: > http://www.litebuilt.com/index.html > > I have not a clue how to interpret the technical data so I hope someone else > can. I would think if zoning allows concrete block houses it would allow foam > concrete? > > From Wikipedia: > > • Weight reduction of superstructure due to lesser load. > • Earthquake-resistant. Suitable for buildings in hurricane, cyclone > and flood areas. > • Reduced cost of raw materials. > • Cost reduction for transportation and storage. > • Faster construction using cast-in-situ application > • Improved thermal insulation. > • Improved fire protection. > • Easy to use/ produce/ handle > • Low investment: Just one simple machine required. > > Sharon > ---- > Sharon Villines > Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC > http://www.takomavillage.org > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
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