Project 5

After removal of the lower part of the back wall of a house, one method of supporting the top part is to use a portal frame. The weight of the wall above is taken by the top steel beam, transfered to the steel columns, then to the reinforced concrete base and thence into the soil.

The picture below is a drawing of a steel portal frame. (To enlarge the drawing, click on the link below)

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