AAC Construction Components

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Connections

  •  Roof frame/framing is connected to a conventional top plate or hurricane straps embedded in the bond beam.
  • Floor framing is attached with standard ledgers anchored to the side of the AAC assembly adjacent to a bond beam.
  • AAC floor systems bear directly on top of AAC walls.
  • Larger structural steel members are set on weld plates or bolt plates set into the bond beam.

Fasteners

A combination of nails, anchors, ledger bolts and screws are used during the instillation process.

Beyond the Basics

Second floor ledgers to be grouted into a bond beam course for the second floor joists. Pictured on the right is an example of this application along with an example of three typical window openings. The window bucks are very easily placed by simply putting a deck screw through the 2x.  


 The last course of the building is a continuous bond beam course. A Simpson LTA2 is placed as an attachment point for engineered roof trusses. This makes installation of the roof system an effective and simple process.

Bond beam course on AAC home for floor joist instillation of second story.

Bond beam course on AAC home for floor joist instillation of second story.