beam building

beam building

[′bēm ‚bil·diŋ]
(mining engineering)
A process of rock bolting in flat-lying deposits where the bolts are installed in bedded rock to bind the strata together to act as a single beam capable of supporting itself, thus stabilizing the overlying rock.
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And the green light decision came hot on the heels of last month's announcement that high-end online supermarket Ocado would be setting up a new base in the BEAM building, on the site of the former Vaux brewery.
It's a lovely spot and the brick and beam building, with its minstrels' gallery, looks ideal for the wedding snaps.
Although a profitable business, it didn't make much sense for the Hollingsworth family to spend millions to retrofit an old post and beam building. With the surging Canadian dollar affecting everyone in manufacturing, the decision was made to shut down in June 2006, leaving 23 workers jobless.
The open to import segment also differentiated itself by more aggressively switching from traditional post and beam building to new rationalized post and beam building methods.
The Jim Beam building, which held about 19.000 barrels of bourbon, collapsed two hours after it caught fire yesterday.
Architype favours a timber frame, post and beam building method developed by architect Walter Segal.
<B John Seager on the roof of the new Beam building on the Vaux site in Sunderland
Schroeder 1984 Timber Frame Construction: All About Post-and Beam Building, Storey Communications, Pownal, VT.