settlement joint

settlement joint

A joint between adjacent parts of a building, structure, or concrete work that permits the adjoining masses to settle at slightly different rates.
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Samson Resources Corporation, a privately held onshore oil and gas exploration and production company with headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has announced that its second-lien creditor group has named Joseph A Mills as its president and chief executive officer, effective as of the date the company's global settlement joint plan of reorganisation becomes effective.
After the impoundment, due to the saturation and settling of sand in the lower layer, the clay layer was loosened and some settlement joints were formed in the middle of the dam.
In contrast to this assembly of unique parts, the concrete floors were constructed as a single structure, without settlement joints. The glass facade is divided into upper and lower sections, which are joined at the 4m roof level of the concourse, and are suspended from girders to avert stress from thermal expansion in the steel roof.