AKA: Pile Driving Rig
Location: Bethany Beach, Delaware
Additional Information: The PM 16 is the lightest, most compact pile driving rig made by Junttan
Relative Link: Junttan
AKA: The Indian River Inlet Bridge
Location: Delaware Seashore State Park
Additional Information: Concord Carpenter commented on one of this weeks posts that he enjoys watching cranes in action which prompted me to describe the scene above that I pass through several times a week.
Relative Link: Indian River Bridge Project
AKA: Strip Siding, Synthetic Siding
Location: Milton, Delaware
Additional Information: Sometime around 1930, asphalt shingles became a popular siding product in the USA. Asphalt siding was often coupled with sheets of pressed cellulose to give older homes a new skin directly over wooden clapboards. The cellulose sheets added a layer of insulation which gave the system a lot of appeal.
Asphalt siding came in a variety of colors and styles including the wood grain shown here and a brick pattern which was very popular. Its use began to decline in the 1960's as interlocking aluminum and steel clapboard came more into fashion.
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Although the name is "Barry's Big Blog of Building" this is not a big blog of Barry's buildings. Rather it is an attempt on my part to photograph and accurately identify all of the aspects of construction I can.
The blog was created to help me learn about building types, parts and elements. No attempt will be made to identify any individual builder, designer or worker. Instead, this blog will represent the collective knowledge of laborers, trades people and designers alike.
Now, to do this right I will most certainly need your input. If you believe I have mislabeled something or if you know of another name for a featured element than please let me know in the comments. If it becomes plain that I am out and out wrong about the name of something than the post will be removed.
Finally, I'll say that a post will consist of one picture and be given only one label. The label will be chosen based upon post title and what I intended to convey. I will repeat elements as often as new, old and interesting examples are found. Sometimes I will rename them to reflect different characteristics. Rather than return to old posts to add to alternate name lists I will simply let the A.K.A's of aspects expand as new examples are added. Keywords will be included with each post to make the blog more searchable.
Thanks to all the books, websites and individuals that make it possible to build the blog of building.