Glossary of Terms
A member that is attached to a structural framing member such that the cross-section of the two adjoined members forms an el.
Large, heavy screws, used where great strength is required, as in heavy framing or when attaching ironwork to wood.
Two non-recessed purlins (i.e., purlins-on-edge, purlins-laid-flat, or notched purlins) that bypass each other where they are connected to the same truss/rafter.
A small addition with a single-pitched roof.
A piece of wood which is attached to a beam to support joists.
|Light wood truss||
A truss manufactured from wood members whose narrowest dimension is less than 5 nominal inches. Wood members include solid-sawn lumber, structural composite lumber, and glulams. Members may be connected with metal connector plates (MCP), bolts, timber connectors, and screwed- or nailed-on plywood gusset plates.
The top piece over a door or window which supports walls above the opening.
A short member in an eave overhang that connects the sub-fascia and wall. Generally used to support soffit. Unlike a rafter extension, a lookout is not used to structurally support purlins or eave sub-fascia.
|Lot Line Change, Adjustment||
The alteration, movement, or shifting of a lot line for an existing lot.
|Lot Line Creation||
The initial establishment of a lot line for a new lot.
An opening with horizontal slats to permit passage of air, but excluding rain, sunlight and view.