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A steel or wood beam providing direct support for a floor.
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One of a series of parallel timber beams used to support floor and ceiling loads, and supported in turn by larger beams, girders, or bearing walls; the widest dimension is placed in the vertical plane.
Any joist which carries a ceiling; one of several small beams to which the ceiling of a room is attached. They are mortised into the sides of the main beams or suspended from them by strap hangers.
Any joist or series of joists which supports a floor.
A conventional joist with a solid web formed by a plate or rolled section, as opposed to an open-web joist.
A joist supporting one end of a header at the edge of an opening in a floor or roof frame, parallel to the other common joists.
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binding joist, boarding joist, bridging joist, ceiling joist, common joist, floor joist, principal joist, sleeper joist.One of a series of parallel beams of timber, reinforced concrete, or steel used to support floor and ceiling loads, and supported in turn by larger beams, girders, or bearing walls; the widest dimension is vertically oriented. Also see
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