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A joist is a horizontal structural member used in framing to span an open space, often between beams that subsequently transfer loads to vertical members.

What does "vertical member" mean here? Is hanging beam a type of such vertical members?

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A beam is a Horizontal member, it transfers the load to the vertical members such as wall studs or posts.

When you lay down on a bed or on the floor you are the horizontal position, When you are standing on your feet you are in the vertical position.

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  • I like the clarification of “standing” is vertical.
    – Lee Sam
    Jan 29, 2020 at 23:25
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Beams and joists span horizontally to transfer load to vertical members like posts and load-bearing studs, which eventually bear down on footings or slabs or otherwise down to the ground.

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