Design for movement
in buildings (C734)
CIRIA technical note TN107 (Design for movement in buildings) on this topic was published in 1981 and there have been many changes in the 30 years since then.
This publication is an overview of the subject. It aims to provide guidance for the concept or preliminary design stage, explaining the importance of considering movement in these early stages of design as the need to accommodate movement can have a major effect on basic conceptual decisions. Most building materials used in above-ground applications are included. Low-rise domestic buildings are not covered, and only straightforward applications to basements and specialised buildings such as grandstands and factories with cranes are considered.
This guide is aimed at all designers of buildings, including structural, civil, façade and geotechnical engineers, mainly in the UK - although the principles are universal.
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Author: S J Alexander
Number of pages: 92 (paperback)
Date of Publication: July 2014
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