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Just when is concrete actually strong enough for stripping the formwork?

09/23/2015
By stripping the formwork just in time, ones construction process can be adapted to the optimum speed at optimum concrete strength, saving time and money.  Test your knowledge and see if you are losing potential on your construction site. concremote_blog
When asking the question about the right time for stripping floor formwork, you will find answers ranging from 3 to 28 days after pouring the concrete. In practice, however, formwork is usually stripped just when the material is needed to proceed.

By stripping the formwork just in time, ones construction process can be adapted to the optimum speed at optimum concrete strength, saving time and money. Particularly in adverse climatic conditions, removing forms at the very ideal moment will reduce the risk of thermal cracking along with related repairing cost.

With concrete composition, delivery temperature and outside temperature influencing concrete strength, calculating the ideal moment to strip formwork is, however, often difficult. Doka’s Concremote can provide you with all the information to make the best decisions throughout the forming process, measuring concrete strength as well as temperature, indicating the best time to start stripping the formwork - real-time and automated, making manual calculations obsolete.

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Peter Aigenbauer has been with Doka for more than 9 years, starting as Civil Engineer working close with construction companies across all sectors. With this expertise and a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering, in 2012, he took over the position of the Product Manager for Concremote.