This discussion presents the allowable period before striking the formworks for vertical members; columns, walls, etc. and the soffit slabs and beams. Early striking of formworks is controlled by the concrete strength reached within that period, ambient temperature, mechanical damage might occur due to striking before that recommended by the BS8110-1997 and CIRIA Report 136.


BS8110-1997


CIRIA Report 136


CIRIA Report 136However, if you want to reduce the striking time further, refer
to CIRIA Report 136 below: