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Gable

The triangular portion of the endwall of a building directly under the sloping roof and above the eave height line.


Gable Angle

An angle fastened to the purlins at rake for the attachment of endwall sheets.


Gable Trim

A flashing designed to close the opening between the roof panels and endwall panels.


Gage or Gauge

The distance between holes along the transverse axis of a plate.


Galvanized

Steel coated with a layer of zinc for corrosion resistance.


Girder

See Beam.


Girt

Secondary horizontal member attached to the mainframe columns. Girts normally support wall panels.


Girt Clip

Angle clips used to connect girts to the endwall columns.


Glazing

Installation of glass.


Grade

Ground level (or elevation) surrounding a building.


Grating

Welded framework of crossbars used in flooring of equipment platforms, platform walkways, catwalks and stair treads.


Grout

Non-shrinking sand and cement based mixture used under base plates to obtain a uniform bearing surface.


Gusset Plate

Steel stiffener plate used to help distribute load at a connection.


Gutter

Pre-formed light gauge metal channel at the roof, along the sidewalls, or in valleys of multi-gabled roofs for the collection of rainwater.


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