Re: Construction terminology question

Subject: Re: Construction terminology question
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 10:36:45 -0500

If it was me, I think I'd go with Richard's suggestion. I've used this
approach many times; keeps me from beating my head against the wall,
and it can always be changed if necessary, but doesn't misinform
anyone.

Let us know what you decide :-)

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 9:28 AM, Combs, Richard
<richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com> wrote:
> 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
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> Polycom, Inc.
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References:
Construction terminology question: From: Debbie Hemstreet
RE: Construction terminology question: From: Combs, Richard

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