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BRACE - SWAY OR FACE (FACADE)

A vertical diagonal member int he run plane, which begins at a scaffold base and extends vertically upward at approximately at 45°degree angle along the entire length of the scaffold. If the scaffold is longer than it istall this brace is usually repeated several times. If the scaffold is taller than it is long, this brace is usually reversed at the far scaffold end and continued in the opposite direction to the top of the scaffold

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BRACE - VERTICAL DIAGONAL

See Longitude and Transverse

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BRACKET

A device used on a scaffold to extend the length or width of a scaffold or the working platform. Also refers to a member that projects from a wall or other structure and is designed to support a vertical load.

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BRACKET FORM SCAFFOLD

See Scaffold, Bracket Form or Scaffold Form.

A wood or metal bracket attached to a wall form upon which scaffold planks rest, for the purpose of providing an elevated working platform for those engaged in rebar and concrete placement.

 

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BRAKE, PRIMARY

A brake used to stop a hoist and its load under normal operating conditions.

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BRAKE, SECONDARY

A brake designed to prevent the descent of the suspended or supported equipment in the event of an over speed condition.

 

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BREECH

The opening between the sheave and the inside of a block.

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BUILDING FACE ROLLER

A suspended scaffold platform guide roller designed to contact the outer face or wall structure of the building.

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BUTTING TUBE

A tube which braces up against a structure to prevent the scaffold from moving towards the structure.

 

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BUTTRESS

A rigid diagonal member that increases the base dimension for a structure.

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