Bearing – The area of a member receiving structural support.
BIM – Building Information Modelling
Building Designer – The person responsible for the structural stability and integrity of the building as a whole.
Cantilever – The part of a structural member extending beyond the end support.
Chord – The horizontal timber members at the top and bottom of a SpaceJoist
Column – A vertical web or timber block fixed between the chords of a SpaceJoist
Compartment Floor – Separating two dwellings and required to provide sound resistance and 1 hour fire resistance.
Compression Block – A vertical timber block fixed to the side of joists where substantial vertical loads are applied.
Dead Load – The load produced by the fabric of the floor structure.
Decking – Timber boarding providing the floor or roof surface.
Deflection – Vertical deformation due to loading.
Dwarf Wall – A load bearing timber frame wall of similar depth to the joist.
SpaceJoist – An engineered joist made from stress graded timber chords fixed with glavanised steel webs and nail plates.
SpaceRafter – An engineered rafter made from stress graded timber chords fixed with galvanised steel webs and nail plates.
SpaceStud – An egineered wall panel assembled using stress graded timber studs fixed with galvanised nail plates.
EWP – Engineered Wood Product (a man made composite timber product)
Header Binder – Horizontal length of timber fixed onto the top rail of a timber frame panel.