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0308 Lateral Support for Steel Beams - Floors - Beams
0308 Lateral Support for Steel Beams - Floors - Beams -

Image Text: Perspective view > ribbons or "rat-tails" of 1 inch x 2 inches, 1 inch x 3 inches or 1 inch x 4 inches wood are nailed to the underside of the joists next to the top flange to prevent lateral movement of the beam > beam > joist > where joists rest inside steel beam flanges (against the web) the joists provide lateral support > beam > 2 inch x 2 inch splice > joist

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