CLC
What is CLC, what are its advantages, how it helps reduce project cost, its installation and payback period and its future is brought out in this interactive report.

What is CLC?

CLC is called as Cellular Light Weight Concrete and it is also called as Foam Concrete. It is produced by initially making slurry of Cement, Sand (optional), Fly-Ash & Water, which is further mixed with the addition of pre-formed stable foam. The Concrete is pumped into assembled moulds of blocks. The foam imparts free flowing characteristics to this slurry due to ball bearing effect of foam bubbles enabling it to easily flow into all corners and compact by itself in the moulds/forms without requiring any kind of vibration or compaction. Good Curing gives strength and dimensional stability to Bricks. Bricks are cured either by Water Curing or Steam Curing procedure.

What are its Direct & indirect Advantages?

Direct Cost Savings using CLC Light Weight Blocks would be Reduction of Steel / Iron for Structural Foundation, Savings in Plastering & Mortar & Labor Cost.

In-Direct Advantages of CLC are in the form of Thermal Insulation, Sound Reduction, Less Water Absorption, etc.

How does lightweight concrete lower a project’s costs?

LWC has greater fire resistance than normal weight concrete, required fire ratings of floor slabs can be achieved with thinner slabs. This reduction in thickness reduces the dead load by 20% to 25%. In addition to the 20% density reduction, the thinner, lighter slabs can be supported by smaller beams, columns, and foundations. This further reduces the volume of materials.

The reduced floor-to-floor height also reduces the quantities of utilities and exterior cladding. In the case of pre-stressed/precast concrete structures, the number of truckloads required to deliver the structural members to the jobsite can substantially reduce costs. For concrete masonry, labor savings can substantially reduce the installed wall cost.

How does lightweight concrete contribute to sustainability?

Lightweight concrete (LWC) solutions, including structural lightweight concrete, concrete masonry, and prestressed/precast concrete, improve energy performance, reduce the volume of materials resulting from lower dead loads, reduce transportation requirements (fewer truck loads mean less fuel is used and less pollution is generated by delivery), improve service life, and lower life-cycle costs.

Lightweight fine aggregate also can contribute to recycled content, but sustainability goes far beyond the use of recycled materials.

What are the Raw Materials and production cost?

Raw Materials for making CLC Blocks would be Cement, Fly-Ash, Foam, Water. Production Cost in India is generally between Rs.1800 – 2100 per m3 and this depends upon the Prices of Raw Materials.

Why should a CLC Block Plant Be Setup?

Because of Low Investment, Quick returns, Future product for construction industries, Green Product, Can earn more percentage of profit, Easy to Install, Less competition in matket, Only 10 HP Power is required to run the plant.

Future of CLC

Government is making all efforts to Ban / Stop Clay Bricks Manufacturing & Usage as it consumes Top Agricultural Soil and also the availability of soil is a problem. In a due course of time, an appropriate action will be taken.

Fly-Ash bricks are much heavy in weight and require heavy structural foundation and because of the heavy weight, labor problems are existent. Because of the heavy competition, Fly Ash Bricks are available at rock bottom price and it would be difficult for them to reduce price any more. Several Brick Manufacturers who are already into Clay Bricks & Fly-Ash Bricks are converting into CLC Technology.
Elematic's Large Precast Concrete Plant for My Home GRAVA Project
Hyderabad is witnessing the construction of Asia's tallest towers with a planned built-up area totalling 3.7 million sqm. The two 180-meter towers, each comprising 43 storeys, will be accompanied by six more similar towers. With each tower

Read more ...

Benefits of Shear Keyed Surfaces in Precast Building
Depending on the finish of the concrete surface, different coefficients are assigned by international codes in the calculation of shear resistance. The American Concrete Institute Code ACI318, Nov.19, states the following: Chapter 16.2.1.1 – Transfer of forces by

Read more ...

Revolutionizing Precast Industry with Advanced Tracking of Precast Concrete Elements
The precast concrete industry is undergoing a transformative change with innovative software solutions that offer enhanced tracking of precast concrete elements. One of these pioneering software solutions is StruSoft’s Impact Precast, which aims

Read more ...

Emerging Trends & Growth of the Prefab Industry
Prefabricated technologies are becoming increasingly popular in the construction industry, particularly for large-scale construction. As prefabricated structures continue to evolve and improve, they are being used to construct warehouses, factories

Read more ...

Precast RCC Structures versus Pre-Engineered Steel Structures
A comparative study on Industrial Building Adopting Structural Frames as Precast RCC and Structural Steel Frames with Prestressed Precast Hollow Core Slabs as Flooring Slabs, presented by C. A. Prasad, Director, METEY Engineering Consultancy, Hyderabad

Read more ...

My Home Mega Project Shows Potential of Precast Construction Technology in India
Storey by storey, Asia’s tallest precast towers with a total planned built-up area of 3.7 million sqm are rising towards the sky in Hyderabad. These two 180-meter towers of 43-stories each will be followed by six more similar towers. With each tower

Read more ...

Mekuba: A Leader in Mould Releasing Agents for Concrete
With over 47 years of experience in the petrochemicals industry, and an expert in the formulation and production of mould-releasing agents, Mekuba Petro Products is growing rapidly in the construction chemicals segment with a daily production

Read more ...

Dextra Groutec Coupler - A Unique Solution for Reliable Joints in Precast
Dextra has added yet another customer-centric, innovative, and custom engineered product - the Groutec Coupler - an efficient product that has been qualified and tested successfully on several major infrastructure projects in the recent past. With the

Read more ...

India an Important Market for TOPWERK
Sachin Shetty, India Head – Operation & Sales, and Rajesh Jha, India Head - Sales & Market Development, TOPWERK INDIA, discuss the potential of precast concrete construction in India, localization of non-critical components to bring down cost, and the possibilities of digitalization

Read more ...

Vollert: Building A Stronger India with Precast
Vollert India has recently expanded its production capacity in Sikandrabad (UP) India. As a global leader in precast concrete components, systems, and machine solutions, Vollert’s investment in India indicates a growing interest among German companies

Read more ...

Precast India Connector - Helping Precasters Overcome Cost & Time Overruns
Precast India Connections, a new entity of Precast India Infrastructures, has innovated and patented a method of achieving a Dowel-Sleeve connection that functions even in the horizontal direction. Kapilesh Bhate, MD, Precast India Connections, shares

Read more ...

Prensoland Modern Precast Floors Appearance of the iHCS
Pre-stressed concrete hollow core slabs used for building floors are unidirectional members; they are laid one next to the other until the complete carpet area is covered. In the presence of lateral loads like wind, or due to seismic episodes, they behave

Read more ...

Vollert India Expands Production Capacity
The expansion of the Vollert plant in India marks an important milestone in the company’s commitment to provide high-quality products to customers. With the increased production capacity, the company aims to expand its market share and strengthen

Read more ...

Brimax AAC: An Indian Lighthouse Project from HESS AAC SYSTEMS, Netherlands
Brimax AAC Products LLP contracted Hess AAC Systems to supply a new AAC plant in Vadodara, India, with a capacity of 680 cbm/day (expandable up to 900 cbm/day with reinforcement for panel production). This order strengthens Hess´ position as

Read more ...

Vollert India Expands Production Capacity to Cater to Infra Development Sector
Vollert India, based in Sikandrabad, near Greater Noida (UP) since 2017, is strengthening its commitment to India; it is now expanding its production capacity of precast machinery and components to meet the greater demand from India’s fast

Read more ...

Elematic Precast Technology Solutions for Building, Industrial and Infra segments
Elematic offers a comprehensive range of precast technology solutions for the Building, Industrial and Infra segments. Elematic precast technology enables clients to automate the production of walls, slabs, columns, beams, and stairs, providing an efficient

Read more ...

Advanced Concrete Curing Systems from Kraft Curing
Kraft Curing Systems GmbH is offering advanced concrete curing systems that optimize the hardening process of concrete. Kraft Curing’s Advanced Concrete Curing System provides numerous solutions, from vapor-based (steam) systems mainly for the precast

Read more ...

Why Automating Production is the Solution
Automating the production processes will lead to reduced wastage, fewer errors, more precision, greater safety, and higher quality of the end-products, and in a shorter period of time. First, we need to understand where we stand today as regards industrialisation

Read more ...

Elematic India confident of the future of Precast Business
Elematic India sees growing demand for its precast plants in India due to the growth in precast construction across segments. What gives the company an edge is its ability to support the customer through the entire value chain. Says Sridhar Rao, Sales

Read more ...

F.B.I. Tasbud Partners With Progress Group
Progress Group is helping companies like Tasbud stay ahead in a changing market with automation and software integration. Automated machinery to produce precast elements as well as the reinforcement and the integration of the fitting software are

Read more ...