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Cold Questions (by Concrete Construction)

Cold weather research by CFA member being covered by Concrete Construction

Read the full article at Concrete Construction Online.

Between 2002 and 2004, the CFA conducted research on the affects of cold and freezing weather on concrete maturity.  Great revelations for the industry were uncovered and some very sensible solutions to winter preparation and protection.  That research was expanded last winter by Dennis Purinton of Purinton Builders, a CFA member, and is now the focus of an article and a blog challenge by Concrete Construction editor, Bill Palmer (@WmPalmer).


Cylinders studied by Dennis Purinton during cold weather slabs-on-ground during the winter of 2012-13.

Stop by Bill’s blog on this research looking for questions that you might have of this research, Cold Questions.

One Response to “Cold Questions (by Concrete Construction)”
  1. Owen Camden says:

    It is really cool that workers were able to conduct an experiment to find out how much cold weather can affect concrete. This study would be really beneficial for all of those construction workers that work with concrete on a daily basis. By knowing this information they would be able to better understand how to work with concrete in the winter. It is interesting how big of a different the weather can make for materials like this.

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