What is Spandrel?

Definition of Spandrel in Construction

The identification of a structural member that spans between two supporting members. A spandrel beam is normally on the perimeter of a structure and can be structural steel, concrete, precast, wood or any other type of structural component capable of spanning an opening. The term spandrel can and will be confused with a the description of a beam or a lintel. In many instances the terms are used interchangeably and can cause some confusion, especially in different parts of the country.