Metal Building Glossary - "J"

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Building Terms:

Jack Beam
A beam used to support another beam, rafter or truss and eliminate a column support.

Jack Truss
A truss used to support another beam, rafter or truss and eliminate a column support.

Jamb
The vertical framing members located at the sides of an opening.

Jib Crane
A cantilevered or suspended beam with hoist and trolley. This lifting device may pick up loads in all or part of a circle around a column to which it is attached.

Jig
A device used to hold pieces of material in a certain position during fabrication

Joist
A light beam for supporting a floor or roof.


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