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tie beam

n.
A horizontal beam forming the base of a triangular truss for a pitched roof, connecting the two side walls and supporting a pair of principals.

tie beam

n
(Building) a horizontal beam that serves to prevent two other structural members from separating, esp one that connects two corresponding rafters in a roof or roof truss

tie′ beam`


n.
a horizontal timber or the like for connecting two structural members to keep them from spreading apart.
[1815–25]
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Noun1.tie beam - a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separatingtie beam - a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating; "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
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The architectural detail on the original building is superb - the wide gateway has fluted Corinthian columns, there are mullioned and transomed windows and there are exquisite vinescroll decorations to the tie beams and barge boards on the upper floor.
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Construction is concrete block with formed and poured tie beams.
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describes the pre-existing conditions: "The perimeter columns and tie beams in the one-story print house structure, erected in 1946, had significantly deteriorated and had to be reinforced.
During the spring of 2006 new tie beams, hand hewed by society members, were installed.
Collar tie beams, salvaged from a dairy barn, and ceiling board paneling, salvaged from a church, both from Heritage Salvage (see above).
Test results indicate that load capacity of mortise end-walls in tie beams is related both to wood strength perpendicular to the grain and to wood shear strength parallel to the grain.
The tie beams and knee braces were replaced with stronger components.
Here the papier-mache formed an embroidered blanket, folded and stretched on steel tie beams set up so it could dry beneath the lights of the gallery.
And Herald reporters in the field also found widespread examples of flat-out failure to follow even the weakened code: trusses lacking hurricane straps, improperly nailed sheathing, walls lacking concrete tie beams.
Located below ground level between the legs of each portal are pre-cast post-tensioned tie beams.