A king post is the vertical member of a simple truss which runs from the bottom chord of the truss to the high-point where the two top chord members meet. The king post dissects the single triangle of the truss and splits the truss into two smaller trusses usually of equal size / shape.
One of the five classical orders, characterized by capitals with spiral elements called "volutes," a fasciated entablature, continuous frieze, dentils in its cornice, and by its elegant detailing.
A long with the People that are involved in a building project, you have all the materials which went into it. From the foundation to the finish trim, buildings are essentially a collection of various materials. Here is where you can learn about all the materials which make up the built world around us.
If you're a designer looking for a new material or want to learn more about a material you already use, type the name in the box to the right and see what you can find here:
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Please note: all materials must be in the database before they can be added to building information.