Glossary of Terms


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BASE PLATE

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

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BATTEN (BATTEN STRIP)

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

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BATTER

Inclination from the vertical.

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BATTER BOARDS

Pairs of horizontal boards nailed to wood stakes adjoining an excavation, used as a guide to elevations and to outline the building.

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BATTER WALL

Wall with one or both faces slanting from the vertical, usually creating a wall thicker at its base than at its top.

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BAY

Space between the center lines of two adjacent vertical supports.

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BAY LENGTH

The distance between the centers of two adjacent standards, measured horizontally.

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BEAM

A narrow horizontal structural load bearing member.

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BEAM CLAMP

A device used to fasten a scaffold member to a beam flange.

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BEAM CLAMP (SHORING/SUSPENDED)

A device used to fasten two I-beam members at their flanges when one I-beam is resting across the other I-beam flange.

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