RE: Construction terminology question

Subject: RE: Construction terminology question
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Debbie Hemstreet <D_Hemstreet -at- rambam -dot- health -dot- gov -dot- il>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 07:28:20 -0700

Debbie Hemstreet wrote:

> We have the term "piles" (which look like long tubes to support an
> outer construction wall).
> How would I say... 1,800 piles were xxxx...
> Drilled?
> Built
> raised?
> To support the outer walls.
> Full sentence would be: "1,800 piles were xxx to support the outer
> walls."

As Dan, Peter, and the other Peter pointed out, piles are driven. Period.

That's four firm votes for driven and a bunch of suggestions to ask someone else. If you don't want to use driven or ask someone else, you might avoid the whole issue by omitting the verb describing how the piles came to be:

"1,800 piles support the outer walls."

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom

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