The part of a building immediately below the roof and entirely or partly within the roof framing.


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PANEL HEATING

A system in which the paper mill buildings A building or complex of housing paper machines. panic hardware See panic exit device.

PANEL SYSTEM

A wall composed of factory-assembled units connected to the building frame and to each other by means of anchors.

OPEN PLAN

Arrangement of the interior of a building without distinct barriers such as partitions.

NEEDLE BEAM

A temporary member thrust under a building or a foundation for use in underpinning.

NEEDLING

Underpinning the upper part of a building with horizontally placed timber or steel beams.

MODULE

1. A packaged assembly of wired components, built in a standardized size and having standardized plug-in or solderable terminations. 2. A unit of size used as a basic component for standardizing the design and construction of buildings, building parts, and furniture.

MODULAR STRUCTURE

1. A building that is constructed of preassembled or presized units of standard sizes; uses a 4-inch (10.16-centimeter) cubical module as a reference. 2. An assembly involving the use of integral multiples of a given length for the dimensions of electronic components and electronic equipment, as well as for spacings of holes in a chassis or printed wiring board. 3. An assembly made from modules.

MILL BUILDING

A steel-frame building in which roof trusses span columns in the outside wall; originally, this type of building housed milling machinery, as for wood or metal, hence the name.

MICRO AIR VEHICLE

A very small airborne autonomous vehicle that can operate inside a building using primarily visual and other sensory information to navigate.

MECHANICAL AREA

The areas in a building that include equipment rooms, shafts, stacks, tunnels, and closets used for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, piping, communication, hoisting, conveying, and electrical services.

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