BeamA beam of light is a light ray.
A beam is a construction element in buildings. Primarily constructed of steel, it serves as a support element for transferring vertical, most often gravitational, forces to walls or pillars which in turn transfers the force downwards. Many types of beams exist, and a common way to distinguish between types are by profile, the shape of a cross section of the beam. One of the most common type of beam is the I-beam, commonly used for support in steel frame buildings such as houses and bridges.