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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE CAUSES OF CRACKS IN BUILDING: A CASE STUDY (2013)
The formation of cracks in structural elements and other parts of a building such as walls is often unavoidable; that is why some standard of practice specify the maximum allowable width of cracks depending on the type and exposure conditions of a structure. This study investigates the causes of cracks in a newly completed building in which some detrimental cracks appeared immediately after the completion of the project. Most of these cracks appeared in almost all the walls and other structural elements such as columns and beams, and they are of different patterns.
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Department of Civil Engineering, Bayero University, Kano P.M.B. 3011 Kano