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The aerated block I have heard of is a German product, 
which is distributed in the states by a company whose 
name (I believe) is Hebler, based in Florida.  I will 
try to track down more info for you.
Gary Hodgson

On 6 Mar 2003 at 10:23, jccpc wrote:

> A local contractor has proposed constructing a new home using 8 inch
> aerated concrete block. The basement would use standard CMU, and the
> second floor would be wood framed. Is anyone familiar with this
> material? Concerns I have include method of installation, corrosion
> protection and efficiency of reinforcement; contractor lack of
> familiarity with the material (I am not aware of any buildings
> constructed near this area using aerated concrete block); durability
> in harsh freeze/thaw conditions; interfacing with other materials;
> and, a host of other normal construction details.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> James Cohen, PE
> James Cohen Consulting, PC
> Pennington, NJ
> http://expertpages.com/jccpc
> 



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