Determination of setting time of concrete helps a site engineer in guiding the following areas.
Importance of Setting Time of Concrete
- Whether or not to use any plasticizer
- To find out effectiveness of set controlling admixture
- Regulating maximum time of mixing transit, placing and compacting
- Whether or not to provide protection against adverse weather condition
- Type of protection to adopt
- Give an idea regarding time of removal of formwork
- Finding out maximum permissible time lapse between placements of successive layer of concrete.