Hot Weather Concreting. ACI R Concrete mixed, transported, and placed under conditions of high ambient temperature, low humidity, solar radiation. Uniformity of surface appearance. ACI R Guide to Hot Weather Concreting, states that “concrete can be produced in hot weather without maximum limits on. Specific hot weather issues encountered in plastic concrete ACI (the Code ) defers to ACI R (Hot Weather Concreting) which states that “it is.

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This guide defines hot weather, discusses potential problems, and presents practices intended to minimize them. I really liked how you talked about the need for additional water on the hotter construction sites.

Luckily, several websites have been created that can assist in forecasting evaporation rates. But when you get to the end of that long detailed explanation, you probably still won’t know weathwr answer to the question of exactly what’s hot.

Hot Weather Concreting Guidelines – Geo-Hydro Engineers, Inc.

In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. About Our Company Geo-Hydro provides environmental consulting services, geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, and special inspection. During the warm summer months it is important to take preemptive measures so that concrete performs properly. Erosion of Concrete in Hydraulic Structures Reapproved Once the specific pour location is entered into the app, a clear 4-day forecast of evaporation rates for that specific area is received.

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Precautions for Hot Weather Concreting Following general precautions will help in performing a successful concreting project in hot weather conditions, and mitigating the negative impacts of hot weather. Increase in the weather temperature increases the rate of vaporization, therefore, hot weather condition increases the water demand in concrete production. In extreme hot condition, a portion of water can be replaced with ice to lower the temperature.


Other topics discussed include length of haul, consideration of concrete temperature as placed, facilities for handling concrete at the site, and, during the early curing period, placing and curing techniques, and appropriate testing and inspection procedures in hot weather conditions.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. So what can one do in order to quickly estimate whether or not expected evaporation rates are moving into critical range? Based on this forecast, evaporation rates expected in the Boise area for the next 4-days all land near or within the critical range identified by ACI.

305R-10 Guide to Hot Weather Concreting

I sometimes see the poor construction workers sweating in the heat and have been wondering if there was a faster way to complete the projects they have to do or slow the hardening of the concrete itself. This guide provides measures that can be taken to minimize the undesirable effects of these environmental factors and reduce the potential for serious problems. Other challenges of hot weather concreting can be summarized as: Currently you have JavaScript disabled.

Durable Concrete in Hot Climates.

Appropriate hot weather concreting practices are described in ACI R. High ambient temperature High cai temperature Low relative humidity Wind speed Solar radiation Concrete problems in hot weather include increased water demand, increased rate of setting, increased tendency for drying shrinkage, decreased durability, and greater variability of surface appearance. In Southwestern Idaho, a hot and arid climate, the critical evaporation rate is.


There has been an abundance of research completed on analyzing what the critical evaporation rates are for concrete in a wide variety of climates. How does hot temperature affect concrete? This entire process is often beyond the capabilities of an onsite qci during typical pour conditions.

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These practices include selecting materials and proportions, precooling ingredients, and batching. Hot Weather Concreting Home Why is hot weather a problem?

Guide to Hot Weather Concreting: Working in the Caribbean and South- America forced me to deal with all these environment challenges. Why are evaporation rates of such concern during the hot summer months?

Hot Weather Concreting Guidelines

Environmental factors, such concretibg high ambient temperature, low humidity, high wind, or both low humidity and high wind, affect concrete properties and the construction operations of mixing, transporting, and placing of the concrete materials. Hot weather is defined by ACI R as any combination of the following conditions that tends to impair the quality of freshly mixed or hardened concrete by accelerating the rate of moisture loss and rate of cement hydration: Concrete Mixes for Hot Weather How to get good ready-mixed concrete in hot weather Tips for Placing Concrete in Hot Weather How to deal with hot weather on the jobsite How to handle decorative concrete in hot weather Seasonal Pouring Tips Get guidelines for placing concrete by region and season throughout the U.

Specific jobsite conditions can often vary from these estimates, especially with regards to wind speed and air temperature.

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