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14:34 Jun 1, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: viga portantes
vigas portantes-beams or girders of some sort used in building construction
keith absalom

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nasupport beam or girder
Davorka Grgic
naload-bearing beams
nasupport beams (or girders)
Henry Hinds



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support beams (or girders)

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54 mins
load-bearing beams

as against non-structural components, for example.

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support beam or girder

I agree with the first answer.

Several entries from a construction glossary that I found on the web:

Load bearing wall- Includes all exterior walls and any interior wall that is aligned above a SUPPORT BEAM or GIRDER. Normally, any wall that has a double horizontal top plate.

Beam - A structural member transversely supporting a load. A structural member carrying building loads (weight) from one support to another. Sometimes called a "girder".

Girder- A large or principal beam of wood or steel used to support concentrated loads at isolated points along its length.

As you can see "load-bearing" is used more for walls whereas "support" is used more for the frame elements. Try Google.


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