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bearing wall

[′ber·iŋ ‚wȯl]
(civil engineering)
A wall capable of supporting an imposed load. Also known as structural wall.

bearing wall

Supports any vertical load in addition to its own weight. See also: Wall

bearing wall

A wall capable of supporting an imposed load. Also called a structural wall or loadbearing wall.
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If one end of the bearing wall is perpendicular to another wall, you'll probably have to remove a stud in the other wall (Figure A and Photo 7).
Often, you can spot a bearing wall based on its orientation within a house.
The McKays could have replaced the bearing wall with a wide archway supported by a beefy header, and perhaps, flanked by "wing walls" (see Photo 1).
However, there are a few exceptions to these guidelines in locating bearing walls.
Ceiling joists usually run at right angles over the top of a bearing wall.
If you answered yes to Questions 1 and 2, you have a bearing wall.
New steel skeletons were designed within the original envelope using existing bearing walls and wood trusses to support the roofs.
Its simple volume is defined by stone bearing walls built up in layers of rough hewn yellow-grey granite from Santiago de Compostela that seem neither monolithic nor massive because of the thinness, striation and texture of the blocks.
Retrofitting the infrastructure needs of today's business and modifying work space in a building constructed in 1912 with fixed interior bearing walls and an exterior of granite, cast-stone and marble, has been a real challenge for us over the years," said Eric Clapp, Facilities Coordinator.
will have a structural system of masonry bearing walls with precast concrete plank floors.
Concrete block bearing walls and a concrete plank floor system are used with exterior masonry walls and thermally broken, double-glazed windows.
Is a typical example of architecture of the interwar and modern movement and is made of reinforced concrete bearing walls and filling of brick.