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Title: Implementing Best Practices to Improve Quality and Constructability of Hot Weather Concreting

Author(s): Oscar R. Antommattei

Publication: Symposium Paper

Volume: 338


Appears on pages(s): 53-56

Keywords: Weather, Curing, Drying, Evaporation, Wind, Crusting, Cracking, Finishing, Testing

DOI: 10.14359/51724727

Date: 3/1/2020

During hot weather concreting, contractors have several options for dealing with slump loss and rapid drying of concrete surfaces. Limiting slump loss requires cooperation between the concrete producer and contractor, especially with respect to reducing truck waiting time. Several options for minimizing surface drying are compared, based on effectiveness and cost. Finally, providing for adequate initial curing of concrete test cylinders can reduce the possibility of schedule delays and increased costs related to low strength-test results.


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