RE: Construction terminology question

Subject: RE: Construction terminology question
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, <d_hemstreet -at- rambam -dot- health -dot- gov -dot- il>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 11:33:08 -0400


You seem to be presupposing concrete piles, Gene. But I believe the further description refers to "beams" which were "driven into the ground". From that, I get the impression that the piles are steelwork, in which case "drive" (as used by Deborah herself) would be the matching verb. And there are also cases where piles (or more often "pilings") are wooden, and are used to support a dock or pier; this is the case where the "sunk" verb that someone else mentioned would most commonly come into play.

-Fred Ridder


> Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 08:12:44 -0700
> Subject: Re: Construction terminology question
> From: techwr -at- genek -dot- com
> To: D_Hemstreet -at- rambam -dot- health -dot- gov -dot- il
> CC: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>
> Foundation piles can be precast and driven in or they can be poured in
> place. If you don't know the specific method being used, the most common
> generic term appears to be "install."
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
> On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 5:37 AM, Debbie Hemstreet <
> D_Hemstreet -at- rambam -dot- health -dot- gov -dot- il> wrote:
>
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I need to write about a construction project.
> >
> > 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...


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Construction terminology question: From: Debbie Hemstreet
Re: Construction terminology question: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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