Question about horizontal crack in my new apartment exterior

Hello! I am currently reading about foundations and cracks in my course work and was curious if someone could explain to me in a little more detail the possible cause of horizontal cracks. I recently moved into an apartment that is brand new and noticed after a few days of living there, some pretty large and new cracks outside my patio walls. I mentioned it to the maintenance team on-site and they said it was “settling”. I attached a picture to maybe help with what I am asking about…thank you! Pretty neat that I get to learn about things and observe them in real life at the same time!!

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Welcome to the forum, Thomas. Enjoy!!
Possible shrinkage? seem in sheathing?

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A lot of questions here.
What is the cladding/coating?
Are those concrete?
Hollow?
Load bearing?

A picture further away then close up will also help.

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Can’t tell anything from one photo.

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Welcome to our forum, Thomas!…Enjoy participating. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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