I am designing a 4-storey school building of reinforced concrete. The building is to be 100 metres long.The climate here in BRUNEI is hot/wet with temperature range of 27 celcius to 35 celceius.(not so variablei guess). Similar to Singapore and part of Brazil.The problem with having expansion joints here in BRUNEI is that it always get damaged due to differential settlements or perhaps due to poor workmanships and material.Can anyone suggest how to overcome this problem ? Is expansion joint avoidable in this case?
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