7 Factors that Affect the Workability of Concrete

By Definition, Workability means the property of the concrete, which measures how easily a concrete can be mixed, transported, placed, compacted and finished. In other words, it indicates the degree of plasticity. The word ‘workability’ assumes the full significance of the type of work, the thickness of the section, the extent of reinforcement and mode of compaction.
For a concrete technologist, he/she should have a comprehensive knowledge of workability to design a mix. Workability is a parameter, a mix designer is required to specify in the mix design process, with a full understanding of the type of work, distance of transport, loss of slump, method of placing, and many other parameters involved. Assumption of right workability with proper understanding backed by experience will make the concreting operation economical and durable.