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Autoclaved Aerated Concrete - Testings & Approvals p.1

AAC Products have undergone extensive testing and research to establish production and construction standards. The AACPA Technical Committee is extremely active in pursuing code approvals. Below is a list of some of the testing and approvals for AAC products. For instruction on the use of particular AAC products, please consult the manufacturer.

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Description of procedure / project

ASTM C1386 Standard Specification for PAAC Wall construction units (test determines the compressive strength of AAC blocks)
ASTM E519 Diagonal Shear Testing of AAC Masonry Walls
PA201 DADE COUNTY - LARGE MISSLE TEST AAC2.5/32(G-2) Missile Impact Performance
PA202 DADE COUNTY - Criteria for Testing Building Envelope Component Using Uniform Static Air Pressure AAC2.5/32(G-2)
ASTM C 185 Test Method for Air Content of Hydraulic-Cement
ASTM C 91 Std Spec for Masonry Cement
ASTM C266 Test method for time of setting of Hydraulic-Cement Paste.
ASTM C 1072-94 Masonry Flexural Bond Strength
ASTM C 1148 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Drying Shrinkage of Masonry Mortar.
ASTM C 1012 Standard Test Method for Hydraulic-Cement Exposed to a sulfate solution.
ASTM C67 Freeze Thaw Testing
ASTM E330 "Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference.
ASTM E331 Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference.  Only one wall assembly with and without finishes.
ASTM E72 Methods of Construction Strength Tests of Panels for Building Construction Section 14: Racking Load - Evaluation of Sheathing Materials on a Standard Wood Frame

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Description of procedure / project

ASTM C1262 Freeze Thaw Testing
ASTM E96 Water Vapor Transmission
AATCC/ICBO 127-1995 Water Penetration/Flow Rate
UL263 (ASTM E119) Fire classification for AAC 2" PowerPanel
UL263 (ASTM E119) Fire classification for various AAC wall and floor systems
NER Report 588 Structural and Thermal
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Thermal Performance Report Thermal Evaluation of AAC2.5/32 including thermal mass benefit in residential construction in six major cities
ASTM C518 Thermal Conductivity Test
ASTM C1386 Standard Specifications for AAC Wall Units
ASTM C1452 Standard Specification for Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Elements
NER 531 Structural, Fire, Thermal and Sound Isolation for all AAC product lines
ASTM C 270 "Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars"
ASTM C 270 "Standard Specifications for Mortar for Unit Masonry Standard Specification for Masonry Cement"
ASTM E 136 Standard Test Method for Behavior of material in a Vertical Tube Furnace "Combustibility Test"
ASTM E 119 "Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials"

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Description of procedure / project

ASTM E 90 & ASTM C 423 Standard Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of building Partitions" & " Test method for Sound Absorption and Sound Absorption Coefficients by the Reverberation Room method"
Various Thermal and research and studies for code compliance and load calculation
K908 8 INCH FLOOR PANELS
K909 4-10 INCH FLOOR PANELS- Nominal 4 inch thick slab can be used only for 1 hr restrained and unrestrained ratings. Panels to have a minimum 3 in. bearing.
K910 8 INCH FLOOR PANELS
P931 8 INCH FLOOR PANELS WITH SPECIFIC CROSS SECTION
P932 4 -10 INCH FLOOR PANELS WITH SPECIFIC CROSS SECTION
P933 8 INCH FLOOR PANELS WITH SPECIFIC CROSS SECTION
U205 MATRIX PAAC, min 2 in. thick and max. 2-ft wide panel fastened to the steel studs on both sides of the studs with type S3 hex head type self-drilling, self-tapping screws. Min. 2 fasteners per panel at each stud.
U206 MATRIX PAAC, min. 2 in. thick and max 2 ft wide panel installed between a). Min. 6 AAC blocks, min. 8" AAC wall panel or concrete blocks or b). Any 1hr or 2hr rated stud wall assembly constructed of material and manner described in the individual U300 or U400 series Wall or Partition Design in the UL Fire Resistance Directory. Refer to UL Directory for additional detail.
U207 EXTERIOR CLADDING AND OTHER WALL ASSEMBLY. REFER TO UL DIRECTORY FOR ADDITIONAL DETAIL.
U208 POWERPANEL ASSEMBLY WITH STEEL OR WOOD STUDS. TYPICALLY SPECIFIED FOR PARTY WALL CONSTRUCTION. REFER TO UL DIRECTORY. FIRE RATING DEPENDS ON THICKNESS. 2 HR FOR 2" THICKNESS; 3 HR FOR 3" THICKNESS; 4 HR FOR 4" THICKNESS

TEST / Report / Publication

Description of procedure / project

U208 POWERPANEL ASSEMBLY WITH STEEL OR WOOD STUDS. TYPICALLY SPECIFIED FOR PARTY WALL CONSTRUCTION. REFER TO UL DIRECTORY. FIRE RATING DEPENDS ON THICKNESS. 2 HR FOR 2" THICKNESS; 3 HR FOR 3" THICKNESS; 4 HR FOR 4" THICKNESS
U358 MIN. 3 INCH PANELS WITH SPECIFIC CROSS SECTION
U916 8 INCH BLOCK
U917 6 INCH BLOCK
U918 8 IN WALL PANEL
U919 4 INCH BLOCK
U920 6 IN WALL PANEL
U921 6 INCH BLOCK
U925 4 INCH BLOCK ASSEMBLY WITH STEEL OR WOOD STUDS
V420
MIN. 3 INCH PANELS WITH SPECIFIC CROSS SECTION
X901 Min. 4 IN BLOCK OR MIN. 8 IN PANEL INSTALLED HORIZONTALLY OR VERTICALLY. PANELS ATTACHED TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR AND CEILING.
C-BJ-1037 FLOOR, ROOF/CEILING ASSEMBLY; THROUGH PENETRATION FIRE STOP SYSTEM FOR SINGLE PENETRATION
C-BJ-8010 FLOOR, ROOF/CEILING ASSEMBLY; THROUGH PENETRATION FIRE STOP SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE PENETRATIONS
W-J-8009 WALL ASSEMBLY THROUGH PENETRATION FIRE STOP SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE PENETRATIONS

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