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Glossary of architecture

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Blind arcade or arcading: the same applied to the wall surface. Arch: A curved structure capable of spanning a space while supporting significant weight.

A curved support structure that supports the weight of walls and roofs

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A curved support structure that supports the weight of walls and roofs? A curved support ... What is a roof called when they are supported by purlins? Purlins are ...

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BEARING WALL or PARTITION: A wall which supports a vertical load like a roof. BOW: A curved projection formed by at least five windows joined at obtuse ... FRAMING: The wood structure of a building which gives it strength and ... RAFTER: One of a series of structural members of a roof which support the roof's weight.

Basic Structural Engineering - Sensible House

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There are four kinds of forces that affect the structure of a building: (1) ... In this case the weight of the roof pushes outward on the walls. ... While the 2x4 supported flat on the ground won't crush until you put many ..... distance than the original length L because the length L is now a curved path rather than a straight one...

Construction Terms - Jonesboro AR Real Estate

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Arch: A curved structure that supports itself and spans an opening. ... Bearing Wall: A wall that supports structural weight, such as the roof above. ... Blocking: Small wood pieces in wood framing to anchor or support other major members.

Shell structures- advanced building construction - SlideShare

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Mar 5, 2014 ... shell structure- its forms and types, construction of barrel vault. ... AND VALLEY BEAMS: DUE TO SELF WEIGHT AND CONSTRUCTION OF R.C.C BARREL .... FRAME WHICH SUPPORTS SLAB, ROOF AND WALL COVERING. .... SUPPORT ON WHICH THE CURVED R.C.C SHELL STRUCTURE IS CAST.

Building Construction: Understanding Loads and Loading - Fire ...

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Jun 1, 2010 ... A girder is a beam that supports other beams. ... A nonload-bearing wall must support only its own weight and the weight contained in the wall. ... Design loads for roof structures are not as great as for floor loads. .... structures—not with the wall pushing out but by the lightweight materials' becoming curved ...

Chief Architect Glossary

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... Closely spaced, vertical supports for railings. barrel roof: A curved roof that, ... ceiling, or roof framing. bearing wall: A wall that supports the weight of a floor or ... Also refers to a structure supported by one or more such beams. capital: The top ...

Glossary of common building terms

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Arch A curved structure built to distribute weight over an opening in a wall. Architrave ... Batten Thin strips of timber, commonly used to support roof tiles or slates.

Civil Engineering - DiracDelta Science & Engineering Encyclopedia

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Arch: A curved structural member that spans an opening and is generally ... Bargeboard: The finish board covering the projecting portion of a gable roof or part of ... Bearing Wall: A wall that supports a weight above in additional to its own weight. .... Flying Buttress: A structure that adds support to a high wall or arch from a ...

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BUILDING BIG: Glossary - PBS

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the outermost end supports on a bridge, which carry the load from the deck ... a curved structure that converts the downward force of its own weight, and of any ... a support that transmits a force from a roof or wall to another supporting structure.

Glossary of Architectural Terms - Quick Refence - Index

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Curved structure supporting the weight of material over an open space such as a bridge or ... The triangular upper portion of a wall at the end of a pitched roof.

How buildings work: the science of forces and static structures

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Aug 17, 2015 ... Artwork showing how forces make a wall collapse ... some extra supports (such as steel pillars) to help support the weight of ... As he pointed out in his 1954 dome patent, you need 23kg (50lb) of wall and roofing material to shelter 900 sq cm .... The curved, cardboard walls are simply too thin to channel the ...