movement joint


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expansion joint

expansion joint, 1
1.A joint or gap between adjacent parts of a building, structure, or concrete work which permits their relative movement due to temperature changes (or other conditions) without rupture or damage.
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In these two methodologies, the data acquisition system is switched on just before the tyres of the control vehicle collide with the focal bridge movement joint and it is then switched off after passing through it.
Most movement can be predicted so we build in movement joints to long stretches of brickwork, use flexible mastic sealant between window frames and brick surrounds and our pitched roofs have slates and tiles fixed at one end only so they can slip over each other as the wind flexes the roof structure.
Roots can also grow between paving slabs and movement joints of concrete drives lifting brick paving.
Exploiting poorly laid surfacing, growing between slabs and movement joints of concrete drives and disrupting brick paving.
Movement joints were saw cut and in filled with Masterflex.
Flooring specialist Genesis has supplied more than 2,300m of tailor-made movement joints for the tiling of Aberdeen's 700,000 sq ft Union Square shopping mall.
A spokeswoman for the city council's highways department said: "Recent inspections and assessments have identified the need for protection works to the joints and supports of Lancaster flyover, including water-proofing, cathodic protection (corrosion prevention) and replacement of carriageway movement joints.
CCTV is a single structural system, one of the largest in the world with no movement joints, and it is estimated that it used 20 per cent less steel than a single tower containing the same gross floor area.
The works to the bridge, on the A559 over the A556, involving water proofing, concrete repairs and the renewal of movement joints, have required a further five days of work.
A spokeswoman for the city council's highways department said: "Recent inspections and assessments have identified the need for protection works to the joints and supports of Lancaster flyover, including waterproofing, cathodic protection (corrosion prevention) and replacement of carriageway movement joints.
Work includes replacement of movement joints and the deck waterproofing system, and repairs to reinforced concrete piers, estimated to cost pounds 5.
The access ramp is now experiencing a number of problems, including movement joints in the structure failing and allowing water to leak into shops below.

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