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Defining Disabilities

  • Forrest Wilson

Abstract

The whole building is composed of parts. Joints connect the parts. All buildings move and joints are the guardian angels of movement. Cracks in building materials are due to restrained forces that have broken the chemical and physical bonds between their atoms and molecules. Materials move because of chemical, thermal, and physical changes. If the designer foresees these movements, he or she will design a joint; if they do not, nature will provide a crack.

Keywords

Foundation Movement Building Material Dimensional Change Potential Movement Expansion Joint 
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Reference

  1. Baker, M. C., and Hutcheon, N. B., in Cracks, Movements and Joints in Buildings, National Research Council of Canada, Record of DBR Building Science Seminar Autumn 1972 NRCC 15477 (1976).Google Scholar

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  1. Latta, J. K., in Cracks, Movement and Joints in Building, National Research Council of Canada, Record of DBR Building Science Seminar, Autumn 1972 NRCC 15477 (1976).Google Scholar

Reference

  1. Handegord, G. O., in Cracks, Movements and Joints in Buildings, National Research Council of Canada, Record of DBR Building Science Seminar, Autumn 1972 NRCC 15477 (1976).Google Scholar

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  1. Plewes, W. G., in Cracks, Movements and Joints in Buildings, National Research Council of Canada, Record of DER Building Science Seminar, Autumn 1972 NRCC 15477 (1976).Google Scholar

Reference

  1. Crawford, C. B., in Cracks Movements and Joints in Buildings, National Research Council of Canada, Record of DER Building Science Seminar, Autumn 1972 NRCC 15477 (1976).Google Scholar

Reference

  1. Latta, J.K., in Cracks, Movements and Joints in Buildings, National Research Council of Canada, Record of DER Building Science Seminar, Autumn 1972 NRCC 15477 (1976).Google Scholar

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© Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc. 1984

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  • Forrest Wilson

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