beam pocket

beam pocket

[′bēm ‚päk·ət]
(civil engineering)
In a vertical structural member, an opening to receive a beam.
An opening in the form for a column or girder where the form for an intersecting beam is framed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

beam pocket

1. In a vertical structural member, an opening to receive a beam.
2. An opening in the form for a column or girder where the form for an intersecting beam is framed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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