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Horizontal structural member in a framed wall / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In architecture or structural engineering, a girt, also known as a sheeting rail, is a horizontal structural member in a framed wall. Girts provide lateral support to the wall panel, primarily, to resist wind loads.[citation needed]

Channel or C section girts bolted to plate cleats welded to a portal column in an industrial building.

A comparable element in roof construction is a purlin.