Flashcards in Chapter 2- Concepts of Construction Deck (143)
A unit for measuring the energy release rate of fire.
A wall typically found in the top floor of a wood frame home with a peaked roof. This short wall squares off the triangular area at the edge of the room where the sloping roof meets the floor.
A force that acts on a structure from a horizontal direction, such as wind or seismic forces.
Lateral impact load
A wood board typically attached to a wall's studs that is used to support wood joists.
The horizontal beam that forms the upper structural member of an opening for a window or door and supports part of the structure above it.
The weight of the buildings contents.
A very large structure.
A structural system that utilizes special moment connections between columns and beams to resist rotation due to lateral loads such as earthquakes and wind.
A construction technique in which all successive poured concrete castings are joined together so that the structure seems to be like one piece of stone.
When any change is to be made in the foundation of an existing wall, the wall must be supported. Often holes are cut through the wall, and so called __ __ are inserted and supported on both sides.
The line along which the length of the beam does not change.
The connection points joining ties, struts, and chords in a truss.
Non load bearing enclosing wall on framed buildings.
Panel wall (curtain wall)
A non load bearing wall that subdivides spaces within any story of a building or room.
A load bearing wall that is common to two structures.
A masonry column projecting from one or both faces of the wall in which it is located.
Design based on connections that redirect overloads to other sections of the building.
Heavy riveting of girders to columns from the top to the bottom of the frame.
A truss with two compression member.
Queen post truss
Diagonal bracing columns
The response in structures to the imposed loads, which are generally developed at the supports.
A load that is applied intermittently.
A water soluble mixture used in the past as mortar, when water is applied, the mortar can be washed away from the wall.
Sand lime mortar
A type of floor in which floor girders are set on anchor boxes in walls and caps attached to columns.
Self releasing floor
Another term for dead load
A wall that counteracts the effects of lateral loads such as wind and earthquakes.
Forces occurring within a building member when opposing forces pull the member in opposite directions.
A beam supported at two points near its end.