Lighter than water

Infra-light concrete: it is lighter than water. It is so light that it insulates. It is so durable that it is load-bearing. With this construction material, monolithic fair-faced concrete walls are possible again. The opening of the “Betonoase”, the first passive house made of infralight concrete for a public building owner, provides an opportunity to take a look at the current state of developments.
The following article focuses in particular on the material characteristics and the resulting specific structural requirements that had to be taken into account for the “Betonoase”.

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