I-beam

(redirected from I-beams)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to I-beams: Rolled steel joist

I-beam

(ī′bēm′)
n.
A steel joist or girder with short flanges and a cross section formed like the letter I.

I-beam

n
a rolled steel joist or a girder with a cross section in the form of a capital letter I. Compare H-beam

I-beam

(ˈaɪˌbim)

n.
a rolled or extruded metal beam having a cross section resembling an I.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.I-beam - girder having a cross section resembling the letter `I'I-beam - girder having a cross section resembling the letter `I'
girder - a beam made usually of steel; a main support in a structure
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Pre-cut, rolled steel components were clad with more than six tons of cast iron to produce all the assemblies, which were pinned to reinforcement steel beneath the concrete as well as the structural I-beams.
Turner also built the largest columnless gallery in New York and held it up with 25-ton steel i-beams.
Main plant building -- concrete foundations and tipping floor with corrugated steel siding and cross-framed I-beams 14.
Electrical conduit and pipes are all able to be run through the gaps between the I-beams so nothing is exposed on the ceiling," she says.
The oven is supported by I-beams to allow the loading cart's front wheels to extend under the oven during loading.
The approach hangers were to be cantilevered off of I-beams placed onto the bridge structure.
Petersburg, for instance, mounts bunks on top of the aluminum I-beams.
Strings al-lowed us to get more light wrapped around the I-beams," he says.
These reliable, versatile anchors may be used to provide a safe anchor point in minutes, almost anywhere it's needed, including I-beams, concrete structures, steel panels and more.
So Miles van der Rohe used non-structural bronze-toned I-beams instead to suggest structure.
Last year's inspection saw citations for the three repeat safety violations, plus two serious safety violations involving failure to ensure workers in a feeder tunnel were not exposed to an unguarded skip hoist, and exposing workers to fire and explosion hazards by allowing combustible dust accumulation on electrical panels, ledges and I-beams.
Sometimes charters are needed to transport giant steel I-beams to build a bridge across a river, as in the case of Carlile Transportation Systems moving progress along.