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Efficient Working of Building Services along Expansion Joint


Sushant Dhamal , TSSM's Bhivarabai Sawant College of Engineering and Research; Nitin Morey, TSSM's Bhivarabai Sawant College of Engineering and Research


Expansion Joint, Waterproof Expansion Joint System, Firefighting, Electrical Conduit, Elastic Assembly, Flexible Electrical Conduit, False Ceiling Joints


In the Construction of New Multi-Storied Hospital on Kondhwa Road, Wanawadi, Pune, as per functional requirements, involves construction of various buildings such as Main Clinic, Civil OPD, Dental Centre(CMDC), Doctor’s Mess, and other buildings. All the large building structures consists number of structural crumples interconnected through 50mm expansion joints. All the buildings comprise various building functional services such as electrical conduit, firefighting, structural waterproofing expansion joint treatment, false ceiling. An expansion joint or movement joint is a precautionary assembly designed to safely absorb the heat-induced expansion and contraction of construction materials, to absorb vibration, to hold parts together, or to allow movement due to ground settlement or earthquakes. It is found that, in the building functional services, there is requirement of provision of respective flexible assemblies that can assure safety to these services from various stresses which may cause due to thermal expansion, seismic movements, etc. at positions of expansion joints. Also, various work practices inclusive of discrepancies are found that had need of deployment of skilled labour force. After various findings, effective solutions of flexible assemblies for the respective functional services passing across expansion joint are resulted. In case of work practices, problems are rectified and skilled labour force is deployed. The purpose of this paper is to provide efficient working of building functional services passing across expansion joint between different crumples of building.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I50915
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 5
Publication Date: 01/08/2017
Page(s): 756-762

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