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Aerated Foamed Concrete

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Lightweight Concrete Method (LCM) was developed in Europe over 60 years ago and has since then been on the international market for more than 20 years. LCM has been used in the building industry for well over one hundred thousand apartments and houses in over 40 different countries. There fore In this paper we are looking at exploring use of foamed concrete with little modifications as it is beneficial in construction because of its easy application, sound insulation and other benefits over traditional concrete.
After the Second World War, this technology quickly spread to different parts of the world, mostly Europe and the Soviet Union. The applications were for economical large-size structural panel units. These were also used in site reconstruction and low-rise structures. Foam concrete, is an effective thermal insulation and constructional-thermal insulation material, is nowadays widely used in more than 50 countries. The world experience has shown that the special technological features of foamed concrete allow using it for multipurpose applications

1 .HISTORY OF AERATED FOAM CONCRETE
BRIEF HISTORY
Cellular Concrete was first developed in Stockholm, Sweden in the early 1900’s. The original material was known as “gas concrete” to be used in producing heat-insulated building materials. This led to the development of related lightweight concrete which are now known as cellular concrete, foamed concrete, aerated concrete and autoclaved cellular concrete.
After the Second World War, this technology quickly spread to different parts of the world, mostly Europe and the Soviet Union. The applications were for economical large-size structural panel units. These were used in site reconstruction and low-rise structures.
It wasn’t till the late 1950’s when this was introduced to the US as foamed or cellular concrete. The applications were for floor, roof and wall units. Having low compression strengths, it limited this product to fills and...

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