Design & Installation of Joints in Reinforced Concrete Framed Structures-The vertical control joint between two columns shall extend from top pf the column to the top of the pedestal provided over the R.C.C. footing.
Measures shall be taken to reduce or prevent damage due to thermal effects as indicated below:
- Choosing texture & colour for the exposed surface such that of the solar radiation is reflected & the minimum is absorbed, white finish for roofing would be advantageous.
-Providing insulating surfaces on top of structural slabs to reduce and delay the penetration of heat into the structure, such insulating slabs being provided with expansion joints at suitable intervals.