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A horizontal beam connecting two rafters in a roof or roof truss.
joist, purlin, girder, spar, support, strut, stay, brace, scantling, batten, transom, lintel, stringer, baulk, board, timber, plank, lath, rafterView synonyms
- ‘The cathedral's foundation combines mat, strip, and spread footings connected with tie beams.’
- ‘In removing the covering structures, the tie beams will be dismantled only after the retaining walls have been built on the slopes.’
- ‘The pillars join the architrave directly, eliminating the need for an additional tie beam, known as the pupai tie beam, a feature that became common in Chinese wooden halls in the tenth century.’
- ‘The depth of the tie beam was minimized to avoid transverse bending from the tower legs.’
- ‘Roofs are constructed of two outer layers of steel and an inner one of thick insulation and are held up by a system of supports, joints and tie beams keeping the curves in tension.’
- ‘The grout acts with the duct that is encased in the tie beam to complete the bond path between the posttensioning strands and the concrete.’
- ‘Many structural tie beams were placed after the panels were erected.’
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