ASTM C1686 - 09

    Standard Practice for Installation and Testing of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Units

    Active Standard ASTM C1686 | Developed by Subcommittee: C27.60

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


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    Significance and Use

    This practice is intended to regulate the installation of reinforced AAC units and to provide test methods for determining their transverse load-displacement characteristics and load-carrying capacities.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the installation and testing of solid, reinforced units made from autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC), a cementitious product addressed by Specification . The units are large-sized, factory-reinforced, solid rectangular prisms, laid using thin-bed mortar.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C1693 Specification for Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1686-09

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