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I think Bill is correct.


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From: Polhemus, Bill [mailto:BPolhemus(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 9:38 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Engineering Spec


What is the context? Are you working for a metal building manufacturer?


My first impression would be that it means not to have a non-prismatic portion at the end of the beam (at the connection).


For example, see this link:


From: dave lowen [mailto:jatech(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 9:16 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Engineering Spec




I have a clause in a spec. that states ‘Beam to column moment connections shall not be designed with a haunch unless otherwise noted on the drawings.”


Can someone define ‘haunch’?


This project is in Texas if that makes a difference.



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