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What is L.E.E.D. Certification

L.E.E.D. Let’s get real; building with Omnicrete yields a system that maximizes green points and uses ALL Green materials and offers Maximum Sustainable LEED Points and saves 75% energy on heating and cooling costs (what’s greener than that)! What is L.E.E.D. Design? The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed […]

California’s New Net Zero Program?

Personally I feel it’s another Government overreach which will cause another bubble burst like 2008 real estate and mortgage crash. The California legislation will eventurally spread across the nation and will without a doubt cause another housing crash driving prices up over $58,000 per home. However, if Omnicrete gets discovered the house crash will be […]

What are the benefits of AAC over Wood and Standard CMU Block Construction

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) possesses many benefits when compared to concrete and wood material. The foremost benefit of AAC is that it is the only structural, thermal and fire rated material all in one component. For example, in wood construction, insulation roll-in (batt) and drywall (gypsum board) must be added to make the wall fire rated and thermally compliant. […]

Is this a ICF or Insulated Concrete Form System?

No. Our forms are actual “light weight concrete.”  ICF forms are polystyrene which are not concrete as the name ICF implies.

How is AAC Used in This Process?

As stay-in-place forming walls and as interior partitions. The blocks are 24 inches by 24 inches and are easily cut on site to give the assembly an ease in workmanship and design flexibility.

What is AAC?

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete(AAC) is an amazing discovery that came from Germany in the early part of the twentieth century. AAC was developed and patented by Swedish architect Johan Axel Eriksson in 1924. Mr. Eriksson was looking for a building material, with the positive properties of wood and its inherently good thermal insulation, solid structure and ease of […]

What is Omnicrete?

The name Omnicrete was created from two words. Omni which means “all” or “total” and crete which is part of the word concrete. To paraphrase, Omnicrete means “all concrete”. Even though Omnicrete is an ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) system, it does NOT use Styrofoam / Polystyrene as a stay-in-place form. Actually, all ICF systems, and […]