Application for insulated properties as well as a sound barrier for lightweight composite roof or floor deck in commercial, industrial, residential buildings/structures. This would especially true for power utility problems currently being experienced in hot and cold regions where electricity, gas or oil consumption is an issue. Heating and cooling costs are reduced.
Architects have been specifying lightweight concrete steel decking for years. Cost has always been a issue from rising and falling prices associated with lightweight aggregates, this is especially true with expanded shale, clay and slate. The cost to produce these in the immediate future will rise significantly.
A radiant PCMs/HPCC [Phase Change Materials/ High-Performance Cellular Concrete] floor would be an excellent choice for a high energy efficient abatement system.
Hollow core concrete planks and wall panels products are one of the most advanced building materials being used in the construction industry today. The advantage of these extruded wall panels is in durability. They offer outstanding reductions in sound transmission and can obtain fire ratings of up to 4 hours. The problem with this product it has very little or if any insulation properties.
Housing project: Relocation/resettlement project near New Zigui township, Hubei Province, China in conjunction with the Three Gorges Project [TGP] also known as China Yangtze Three Gorges Dam [TGD], a massive public works program currently underway. Typical exterior finishing surface to these Hollow Core panels will include ceramic tiles or mortar/plaster mix. Roof : ceramic tiles TGP is a multi purpose hydro development project producing comprehensive benefits mainly in flood control, power generation and navigation improvement to the Yangtze [Chang-Jiang] River.
High-Performance Cellular Concrete [HPCC] can provide excellent insulation and reduce the weight to half of the normal weight for this product to 32 kilograms per cubic foot [70 pounds].
Precast Panel mix/material variation: [A] Single Skin Bi-Density Panel with EPS Beads Facing: Brick Face, Clay, Ceramic, Terra Cotta, Stone, Manufactures Stone Panels, Plaster, Metal [B] Sandwich Panel with internal rigid insulation board with EPS beads [C] Hollow Core Planks produced with HPCC