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IMPACT LOAD

The load resulting from moving machinery, elevators, craneways, vehicles and other similar forces and kinetic loads, pressure and possible surcharge from fixed or moving loads. 

Inset girt

A girt located entirely between adjacent posts. Frequently used to support both exterior and interior wall sheathing and horizontally-placed batt insulation.

Interior girt

A girt located entirely on the inside of posts. Generally used to support interior wall sheathing in buildings with exterior girts.

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