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- From: "Polhemus, Bill" <BPolhemus(--nospam--at)wje.com>
- Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 18:07:15 -0500
Just a little item here: I am in a little dispute with a colleague over the use of the term in a report. What is the definition of a "joist" (generically speaking) as distinct from a "beam"? I say that what I'm looking at are "joists": They are flexural members that directly accept the service loads, are laid parallel to one another and are closely spaced. He says they are "beams." But maybe I'm putting too fine a point on it. What say you? William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E. Senior Associate mailto:bpolhemus(--nospam--at)wje.com WJE Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. Engineers I Architects I Material Scientists 10235 West Little York, Suite 245 Houston, Texas 77040 P: 832-467-2177 F: 832-467-2178 http://www <blocked::http://www/> .wje.com <<Polhemus, Bill.vcf>>
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