cellular framing

box frame

1. A structural frame composed of cells which are side by side and/or in vertical tiers; the cross-walls act as bearing walls, carrying the loads to the foundation; also called cellular framing or cross-wall construction.
2. A structural frame having floors and walls consisting of monolithic reinforced-concrete slabs.
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