Below is only a general guideline for removal of formwork and not to be followed without the approval of your structural consultant.
a) Removal of formwork from walls, columns and vertical surfaces – 24 hours
b) Removal of formwork from slabs while keeping the props – 4 days
c) Removal of formwork from beams while keeping the props – 7 days
d) Removal of props under slabs
1) Slab span upto 4.5m – 7days
2) Slab span above 4.5m – 14 days
e)Removal of props under beams
1) For beams upto 4.5 m – 14 days
2) For beams above 4.5m – 21 days
Please remember after removal of formwork, proper curing of concrete is really important.