Metal Building Glossary - "W"

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Building Terms:

W Shape ("W" Shape)
A hot rolled member with parallel flanges.

Wainscot
Wall material, used in the lower portion of a wall that is different from the material on the rest of the wall.

Walk Door
See "Personnel Door".

Wall Covering
The exterior wall surface consisting of panels

Web
That portion of a structural member between the flanges.

Web Stiffener
See "Stiffener.

Wheel Base (Crane)
Distance from center to center of outermost crane wheels.

Wheel Load (Crane)
The vertical force without impact produced on a crane wheel bearing on a runway rail or suspended from a runway beam. Maximum wheel load occurs with the crane at rated capacity and the trolley positioned to provide maximum vertical force at one set of wheels.

Width
The dimension of a building measured parallel to the main framing from outside to outside of sidewall girts.

Wind Bent
See "Portal Frame".

Wind Column
A vertical member designed to withstand horizontal wind loads, usually in the endwall.

Wind Load
The load caused by the wind from any horizontal direction.


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