This paper provides an introduction to the maturity method for establishing in-place strength development of concrete during construction. The proper application of this simple procedure can result in savings by allowing construction operations to be performed safely at the earliest possible time. The Maturity Method also allows for the assessment of other concrete properties and the real time thermal monitoring of the hydrating concrete at various critical points within the pour to mitigate the risk in the development of thermal cracks. And, also when there is the need for producing architectural concrete finishes where a consistent colour tone is specified. But more about these in a later Doka whitepaper. For more information on how you can realise the tangible benefits of using the Concrete Maturity Method and Doka’s Concremote Service go to www.doka.com/uk.