Damage to brick and stone veneer on tall buildings

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20377723
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleBuilding Practice Note; no. 7
ISSN0701-5216
Subjectbuilding failures; high rise buildings; spallings; building movement joints; veneer wall construction; Brick
AbstractSpalling, cracking and bulging of the brick and stone veneers of tall concrete buildings occur because of the shortening, due to shrinkage and creep, of the concrete structure, to which the veneer is rigidly attached, thus causing high stress. The stress may be avoided by providing a movement joint below the shelf angles of brick veneer construction.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research
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  • Avaries dans les plaçages de briques ou de pierres d'immeubles de grande hauteur
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-1959
NPARC number20377723
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Record identifier752c4dec-a232-4672-ba0b-453636754ef1
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2017-07-06
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