In the United Kingdom, the difficulties sometimes met during concreting in drying conditions may be said to arise not from freqent occurrence of these conditions, but from their infrequency. Cool humid weather is so much the rule that the intense drying which can be produced by heat and wind tends to be forgotten, and the precautions against it to be unfamiliar. In countries overseas, by contrast, severe drying conditions may be the rule rather than the exception. Strong sun may be allied with hot dry winds, whilst at night the wind may become chilling. This publication, whilst intended to refere primarily to the United Kingdom, attempts to describe general principles likely to be applicable wherever concrete has to be placed in conditions which render it likely to lose mositure prematurely. Exceptional measures may be required if, for example, the concrete is to be placed in a massive construction; these are not considered here, but list of items for further reading appears in an Appendix. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • First published as Cz 10 May 1966, Second edition 1970, Third (fully revised) edition 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cement and Concrete Association

    Wexham Spring
    Slough SL3 6PL, Buckinghamshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Shirley, D E
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194616
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CCC 45.013
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM