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Beyond the Code: Shrinkage Cracking

CASE recognizes that the International Building Code or other governing codes do not address all aspects of structural engineering and design. Often, the most common issues where the owners, or the contractor or the design team are not aligned deal with what is not clearly addressed by the various codes or design guidelines. This is the second in a series of “Beyond the Code” white papers that will attempt to collate design considerations that need to be discussed with the owners at the beginning of a project to establish a clear Basis-of-Design for the project. By proactively bringing up the design consideration in front of the owners, the Structural Engineer can set up realistic expectations and discuss the cost impact of alternative designs.
This white paper in the “Beyond the Code” series discusses shrinkage cracking in concrete with an explanation of why it occurs, common locations they occur, and strategies to mitigate them becoming a risk in your project.

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Resource Type

Coalition Publication, White Paper

Topic Area

CASE, Coalition, Structural


March 28, 2024

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ACEC Member Price

$ 30.00

Coalition Member Price

$ 0.00

Non-Member Price

$ 60.00

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