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Re: Grading Agency/Rules for Vigas???

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> It's a pole used as a roof rafter in traditional adobe construction.  
> You don't have those in Virginia?

> A viga is a pole type roof beam used in Mexican and Indian 
> (Native American) type construction.

A minor quibble: I don't think vigas are limited to roof beams. "Viga" is the ordinary Spanish word for "beam", and I've seen vigas used as second-story floor beams in many New Mexican "adobe" structures.

- Mark Middlebrook