post-and-beam construction

post-and-beam construction

[‚pōst ən ′bēm kən‚strək·shən]
(building construction)
A type of wall construction using posts instead of studs.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

post-and-lintel construction

A type of construction characterized by the use of vertical columns (posts) and a horizontal beam (lintel) to carry a load over an opening—in contrast to systems employing arches or vaults.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A combination of Japanese traditional post-and-beam construction methods and cutting-edge dome stadium technologies will be used in building giant covers for three damaged reactor buildings at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex, Kyodo News learned Monday.
One cost-cutting strategy is the staggered-truss system; which relies on geometry to reduce the weight of a building's steel frame, unlike post-and-beam construction. More rent-able space is also created by the column-free area.