beam / girder

Discussion in 'Specialized Terminology' started by westhartford, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. westhartford Senior Member

    Spanish Spanish
    Hey! I would like to know what the difference between a beam and a girder is. I checked out their meanings in a dictionary and apparently both of them mean viga.... Here you have the sentences where I found these words. I'll be very grateful for any help =) Ciao

    1. The wall was supported by a thick metal girder
    2. We have to replace an old oak beam which supports the ceiling.
  2. mora Senior Member

    Canada, English
    A girder is a large beam.
  3. westhartford Senior Member

    Spanish Spanish
    ooh ok thanks mora ;)

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