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Re: Grading Agency/Rules for Vigas???

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Viga is spanish for beam , girder , etc.

Juan C. Gray

Roger Turk wrote:
> Jan,
> A viga is a pole type roof beam used in Mexican and Indian (Native American)
> type construction.  Something like a telephone pole installed as a beam.
> Probably most common in New Mexico, Arizona and California; probably unheard
> of in Virginia. <G>  (BTW, viga is defined somewhat in Webster's Ninth
> Collegiate Dictionary.)
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona
> Jan Harris wrote:
> . > Despite your admitted ignorance on this subject you are apparently (and as
> . > usual) at least one step ahead of me on this.  What is a viga?  I looked
> . > in my dictionary and Architectural Graphic Standards which are without
> . > definitions for viga.  The next step I suppose is, or ask
> . > Roger.
> . >