post-and-beam construction


post-and-beam construction
/poʊst-ən-ˈbim kənstrʌkʃən/ (say pohst-uhn-'beem kuhnstrukshuhn)

noun
a constructional system in which the load is borne by the posts and beams, and not by the walls.
Also, post-and-lintel construction.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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