Hot Weather Concrete

Concrete in hot weather is subject to high loss of moisture by evaporation and rapid hardening, which affect the placement operations and the cracking potential. High ambient temperature, high concrete temperature, low relative humidity, and high wind speed are conditions that tend to damage the freshly mixed or hardened concrete. These circumstances lead to acceleration of the rate of moisture loss and cement hydration. There is no single maximum ambient or concrete temperature, but generally for the best results, a concrete temperature of between approximately 75 and 100°F (24 and 38°C) is considered most favorable for best results.

Practice oriented papers and articles ON HOT WEATHER CONCRETE

Innovative Admixtures to Address Operational and Sustainability Issues with Returned Concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

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

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2020

Is this the Concrete Mix You Want?

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2019

Temperature Control for the Gomal Zam RCC Arch-Gravity Dam

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 11/1/2016

Effect of Severe Environmental and Loading Conditions on GFRP-RC Bridge Deck Slabs

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2011

Estimating Fresh Concrete Temperatures

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 6/1/2006

Cooling Concrete with Embedded Pipes

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 5/1/2005

Curing Test Cylinders in Hot Weather

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 5/1/2005

Liquid Nitrogen for Concrete Cooling

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 9/1/2004

Influence of the Variation of Cement Source on Hot Weather Concreting

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/26/2002

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