Definition of tie beam in US English:

tie beam


  • A horizontal beam connecting two rafters in a roof or roof truss.

    • ‘In removing the covering structures, the tie beams will be dismantled only after the retaining walls have been built on the slopes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The depth of the tie beam was minimized to avoid transverse bending from the tower legs.’
    • ‘Many structural tie beams were placed after the panels were erected.’
    • ‘The cathedral's foundation combines mat, strip, and spread footings connected with tie beams.’
    • ‘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.’
    joist, purlin, girder, spar, support, strut, stay, brace, scantling, batten, transom, lintel, stringer, baulk, board, timber, plank, lath, rafter
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tie beam

/ˈtī ˌbēm/