Q: Types of Building Movement?
A: Building movement occurs in the following ways:
• Thermal Expansion or Contraction Movement caused by the structure expanding and contracting with temperature changes, or shrinking as it dries out
• Building settlement Movement caused by the dead and live loads of the structure on the supporting foundations
• Wind SwayMovement caused by the effect of strong winds on the structure, which is more pronounced on tall buildings
• Seismic ActivityMulti-directional movement caused by seismic events, can be significant depending on the magnitude of the seismic activity.