Continuing Education

Movement Joints: What Are They and When Are They Needed? [E20]

Buildings that are not properly designed for thermal and seismic movements can tear themselves apart. Learn more about thermal expansion and contraction, how it differs from seismic movements, and why it's so important to account for building movement. We'll get you started with guidelines and recommendations for spacing, sizing, and detailing of various movement joints.

Track: Design Analysis
  • Date: 4/15/2021
  • PDH Credits: 0


Jules Van de Pas; Pat McManus

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