Glossary of Terms
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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.
Inclination from the vertical.
Pairs of horizontal boards nailed to wood stakes adjoining an excavation, used as a guide to elevations and to outline the building.
Wall with one or both faces slanting from the vertical, usually creating a wall thicker at its base than at its top.
Space between the center lines of two adjacent vertical supports.
The distance between the centers of two adjacent standards, measured horizontally.
A narrow horizontal structural load bearing member.
BEAM CLAMP (SHORING/SUSPENDED)