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The triangular wall beneath the end of a gable roof.

Gable Roof:
A roof consisting of two opositely sloping planes that intersect at a level ridge.

Gable Vent:
A screened,louvered opening in a gable, used for exhausting excess heat and humidity from an attic.

Chafting of one material against another under extreme pressure.

The application of a zinc coating to steel as a means of preventing corrosion.

A roof shape consisting of two superimposed levels of gable roofs with the lower level at a steeper pitch than yhe upper.

A dry,resilient material used to seal a joint between two rigid assemblies by being compressed between them.

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A measure of the thickness of sheet material.

Gauged Brick:
A brick that has been rubbed on an abrasive stone to reduce it to a trapezoidal for use in a arch.

Gauging Plaster:
A gypsum plaster formulated for use in combination with finish lime in finish coat plaster.

General Contractor:
A contractor that has responsibility for the overall conduct of a construction project.

A synthetic cloth used beneath the surface of the ground to stabilize soil or promote drainage.

Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

A horizontal beam that supports other beams; a very large beam, especially one that is built up from smaller elements.

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A horizontal beam that supports wall cladding between columns.

Glass Block:
A hollow masonry unit made of glass.
Glass Fiber Batt:
A thick,fluffy,nonwoven insulating blanket of filaments spun from glass.

Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Concrtet (GFRC):
Concrete with strengthening admixture of short alkali-resistant glass fibers.

Glass mullion system:
A method of constructing a large glazed area by stiffening the sheets of glass with perpendicular glass ribs.

A glassy finish on a brick or tile;as a verb, to install glass.

Glazed Structural Clay Facing Tile:
A hollow clay block with glazed faces,usually used for constructing interior partitions.

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One who installs glass.

Glazier's Points:
Small pieces of metal driven into wood sash to hold glass in place.

The act of installing glass, installed glass; as an adjective,referring to materials used in installing glass.

Glazing Compound:
Any of a number of types of mastic used to bed small lights of glass in a frame.

Glzing Luminous Efficacy:
the visible transmittance of glass devided by the shading coefficient.

Glue-Laminated Timber:
A timber made up of a large number of small strips of wood glued together.

A short expression for glue-laminated timber.

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The surfaceof the ground; to move earth for the purpose of bringing the surface of the ground to an intended level or profile.

Grade Beam:
A reinforced concrete beam that transmits the load from a bearing wall into spaced foundations such as pile caps or caissons.

In wood,the direction of the longitudinal axes of the wood fibers, or the figure formed by the fibers.

Igneous rock visible crystals of quartz and feldspar.

Groove Weld:
A weld made in a groove created by beveling or milling the edges of the mating pieces of metal.

A strip attached to a wall or ceiling to establish the level to which plaster should be applied.

A high-slump mixture of portland cement,aggregates, and water, which can be poured or pumped into cavities in concrete or masonry for the purpose of embedding reinforcing bars and/or incrasing the amount of loadbearing matrial in a wall; a specially formulated mortarlike material for filling under steel baseplates and around connections in precast concrete framing; a mortar is used to fill joints between ceramic tiles or quarry tiles.

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Gunnable sealant:
A sealant material that is extruded in liquid or mastic form from a sealant gun.

Gusset Plate:
A flat steel plate used to connect the members of a truss;a stiffener plate.

A channel to collect rainwater and snowmelt at the eave of a roof.

Hydrous calcium sulfate.

Gypsum Backing Board:
A lower-cost gypsum panel intended for use as an interior layer in multilayer constructions of gypsum board.

Gypsum Lath:
Small sheets of gypsum board manufactured specifically for use as a plaster base.

Gypsum Plaster:
Plaster whose cementing substances is gypsum.

Gypsum Sheathing Panel:
A water-resistant, gypsum-based sheet material used for exterior sheathing.

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