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COMPARISON BETWEEN AAC AND CLC

S.
No.
1.

Basic raw
materials &
other inputs

2.

General
Properties

3.

Autoclaved Aerated
Concrete Blocks

Parameters

Cement, Fly Ash, Lime


and Gypsum

Cellular Lightweight
Concrete Blocks

Burnt Clay
Bricks

Cement, Aggregate, Fly


Top Soil &
Ash, Water & Foaming
Energy
Compound

Dry Density kg/m3 600

750 800

1900

Compressive
Strength in
kg/cm3

40

25 30

40-75

Range of
applications /
utility

Non-load bearing blocks

Partition

Load-bearing &
non-load bearing

Aging

No gain in strength with


age

Gains strength with age

No gain in
strength with age

Thermal
Conductivity
(W/m.k.)

0.132-0.151 for 600 kg/m3

0.132-0.151 for 800


kg/m3

0.184

Sound Insulation

Superior than burnt clay & Superior than burnt clay


Normal
hollow concrete
& hollow concrete

Ease of Working

Can be cut, nailed &


drilled

Can be cut, nailed &


drilled

Normal

Shape & Form


Pre-cast Brick
size

600 x 200 x 100/150/200 600 x 200 x 100/150/200 230 x 100 x 70


mm
mm
mm

Pre-cast
elements

Any size of elements

Any size of elements

Cast in shape

Not feasible

Any shape & size in any


Not feasible
density

Not feasible

4.

Water
Absorption % by 45% by volume
weight

12% for 800 kg/m3


density (by volume)

20% by volume

5.

Drying
Shrinkage
mm/meter

Shrinkage after
maturing0.011 (for 600
kg/m3) 0.058 (for kg/m3)

0.10

No shrinkage

6.

Productivity

Output 100% more than


brick work

Output 100% more than


Normal
brick work

7.

Eco
Friendliness

Pollution free, High


Pollution free, Least
energy requirement, Open energy requriement,
process uses fly ash
Can consume fly ash

Creates smoke,
Uses high
energy, Wastes

S.
No.

Parameters

Autoclaved Aerated
Concrete Blocks

Cellular Lightweight
Concrete Blocks

Burnt Clay
Bricks

around 33%

8.

Structural
saving due to
dead weight
reduction

agricultural land

55% reduction in weight of 55% reduction in weight


walls. Tremendous
of walls. Tremendous
structural saving for high structural saving for high No additional
rise buildings in
rise buildings in
saving
Earthquake / Poor soil
Earthquake / Poor soil
area
area

Detailed comparison of Bricks Vs our Sri Sai CLC Bricks


Aspect

Brick Wall

CLC wall

Remarks

External

230 mm

200/150 mm

Saving of 13 to 35%

Partition

115 mm

100 mm

Saving of 13%

External

0.051 m/m

0.011 m/m

Saving of 78%

Partition

0.02 m/m

0.005 m/m

Saving of 75%

Plastering

12 + 15 mm

8 + 10 mm

Saving of 33%

External

601 kg / m

256 / 206 kg / m

Reduction of 60%

Partition

319 kg / m

148 kg / m

Reduction of 48%

Labour for work

100%

60%

Reduction of 40%

Quality

Normal

Superior

Satisfied Client

Chase cutting

Difficult

Easy

Faster Laying Service

Driving nail

Difficult

Easy

Happy Client

Longevity

May deteriorate with


time

Gains strength with


times as ordinary
concrete

Better Durability

Thickness

Mortar Masonry

Dead Load

Ease of Working

Properties and Paramsters of our CLC Bricks


Property

Unit

Value

Advantage

Size

mmxmmxmm

600 x 200 x 200


600 x 200 x 150
600 x 200 x 100

Dry Density

kg/m3

900 (approx)

Dry Weight

kg

200mm- 20(+or-1kg)
150mm- 15(+or-1kg)
100mm- 10(+or-1kg)

Light weight

Compressive Strength

kg/cm2

20 -25 @ 28 days.
Increase with age

Adequate strength

Water Absorption

<20

Very low water


absorption

Thermal Conductivity

W/m-K

0.21

Good thermal
insulation

Red brick-4 / piece


CLC- 45/piece 2040 MPA
AAC (Aerocon)- 3000/cumec
Flyash- 4/piece

Thinner walls