Cladding problems due to frame movements

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 125
Physical description5 p.
Subjectstructural frames; posts (structures); creep; shrinkage cracking; shrinkage; cladding products
AbstractProblems with cladding are frequently the result of movement of supporting concrete building frames due to creep and shrinkage, a source of trouble that is often not recognized. Although frame deformation is frequently the prime cause, diagnosis is difficult owing to the fact that workmanship, materials, moisture, temperature and design factors aggravate the situation. The physical and chemical mechanisms involved in creep and shrinkage as natural phenomena were discussed in CBD 119. It is the purpose of the present Digest to draw particular attention to their effects on cladding.
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PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Problèmes causés par les parements dus aux mouvements de charpente
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NRC number991
NPARC number20325500
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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