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BABBITTED FASTENINGS

A method of providing wire rope attachments in which the ends of the wire strands are bent back and held in a tapered socket by means of poured molten babbitt metal.

BACK FORMS

Forms required on the top or outer surface of a sloping slab, thin shell, etc.

BAND IRON

A thin metal strap.

BASE

The relevant points at which a structure makes contact with its support.

BASE DIMENSION

The cross sectional measurements of a scaffold assembly at its base supports.

BASE EXTENSION

Attachments which widen the base.

BASE LIFT

The first lift or level of a scaffold that is closet to the base.

BASE PLATE

A device used to distribute leg or post load over a larger area.

BATTEN (BATTEN STRIP)

A narrow strip of wood placed over the vertical joint of sheathing or panelling to seal or reinforce.

BATTER

Inclination from the vertical.


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