Re: Construction terminology question

Subject: Re: Construction terminology question
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 09:12:09 -0700

Yes, piles can be make of lots of thing, but the idea is still the same,
they can be preconstructed and driven in, holes can be bored and they can
be lowered in and then the space filled with concrete or backfill or they
can be formed in place (there was a company experimenting with nonmetallic
composite structures using spun fibers a while back, don't know if that
went anywhere). So unless you know for certain exactly how those piles are
getting installed, it is best not to use terms that imply specifics. Of
course, if you do know, then describe fully.

Gene Kim-Eng

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 8:33 AM, Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:

> 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.
>

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References:
Construction terminology question: From: Debbie Hemstreet
Re: Construction terminology question: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Construction terminology question: From: Fred Ridder

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