If you are up to date with the latest in construction materials, then perhaps you have already heard of Omni Block, an innovative concrete masonry unit. According to the official product description, “Omni Block is an insulated ‘stand-alone’ structural wall system. It does not require furring strips, additional insulation, or sheet-rock to complete the wall, even though numerous finishes may be added for aesthetic purposes“. Sounds practical?
The structure of each element allows it to cope with the challenges any good insulation material can overcome: “At its core, Omni Block is a patented insulated cementitious masonry unit (CMU) wall system which combines the benefits of indigenous aggregates, Expanded Polystyrene, thermal lag (the delay, disruption and redirection of heat flow), exposed thermal mass (the absorption of heat), and air tightness. This results in a thermally efficient wall system with a high R-value and is consistent with well-known and widely accepted thermal performance concepts“. You can also check out the video at the end of the post to see the official presentation.