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I-beam

An iron or steel beam with a symmetrical I-shaped cross section. See also: Beam

I-beam

A rolled or extruded structural metal beam having a cross section resembling the letter I.

I-beam

A structure whose cross section resembles the letter I. It may be extruded from or built up from aluminum, magnesium, or titanium alloys, or it may be made of wood, plastic, or steel. See beam (iii).
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The bridge structure is comprised of 11 steel I-beam supports on both side abutments and in the median.
Twenty feet by eight feet steel plates were placed between the vertical I-beams and pushed down by the excavator as it dug.
The exposed I-beams will be hidden behind a more attractive covering.
Once I-beams are processed through the facility's new structural drill, cranes move the I-beams into place on welding tables.
Steel I-beams are the basic supports used in building skyscrapers.
Motorists passing a construction site see the heavy equipment and the I-beams in motion (or the piles of rubble in the case of demolition sites).
Shears will cut material that does not lend itself to baling, such as I-beams, plate and structural material, producing a No.
Workers tote tools past him, forklifts haul I-beams over unfinished ground and a shower of sparks rain down from a welding torch.
Both companies will invest more than $9 million to refurbish Tembec's existing mill into a facility that will manufacture finger joints for I-beams in housing construction.
Research has included financial assessments and studies on cost-effective drying, engineering properties of the underused species, lumber yields, fasteners, and designs for I-beams and trusses.
Another thing you kids shouldn't try at home is building a skyscraper with i-beams.
The four vertical members were welded at the base to the 9-inch I-beams that connected the two railcars.