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A trough formed by the intersection of two roof slopes.
A diagonal rafter that supports a valley.
A layer of material intended to obstruct the passage of water vapor through a building assembly. also called,less accurately,vaopr barrier.
A slow-drying transparent coating.
An arched surface. A strongly built room for such purposes as housing large electrical equipment or safegaurding money.
A motar joint whose profile resembles the letter V.
A thin layer, sheet,or facing.
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Linear wooden structural elements maufactured by bonding together strands or sheets of rotary-sliced wood veneer.
A wall finish system in which a thin finish layer of plaster is applied over a special gypsum board base.
Veneer plaster base:
The special gypsum board over which veneer plaster is applied.
A device used to maintain a free air passage above the thermal insulation in an attic or roof.
Expanded mica, used as an insulating fill or a lightweight aggregate.
An upright reinforcing bar in a concrete column.
Vertical grain lumber:
Dimension lumber sawed in such a way that the annual rings run more or less prependicular to faces of each piece.
A truss wih rectangular panels and riged joints but no diagonal members. The members of a vierendeel truss are subjected to strong nonaxial foces.
The fraction of light at visible wavelengths that passes through a sheet of glass.
The process of transforming a material into a glassy substance by means heat.
Volume change joint:
A building seperation joint that allows for expansion contraction of adjacent portions of a building without distress.
A wedge-shaped element of an arch or vault.
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