Construction: You really nailed it this time, guys (40 Photos)

  • sledneck600

    My favorite quote from when I worked construction, "Looks good from my house".

    • Larry

      love that quote!!

    • SnakemanDan85

      Yup that's Wat we always said too, fits all of these

  • JWe


  • Trav1121

    #22 Top door must be for easy access to the bathroom 'security' cameras.

    • Ride

      Pretty sure the top door is management while the bottom one is for regular workers!

      • Underbaker

        I thought the bottom door was for middle class Americans while the top one was Obama's personal restroom.

        • WhySoFunny?

          lollercats!1 Political humor on TheChive! Now I've seen everything! I love it when the site I usually love and enjoy devolves into a maelstrom of hyperbole and rhetoric from both sides.

          Keep that shit off this site and give us more DERPS, randomness, tits and ass.

          • Underbaker

            Chat areas are for chatting, if you can't handle an occasional Political or Religious flair up then don't go there. If you really don't like them the number one rule is don't respond, one sided conversations die quickly.

            • Underbaker

              So how about a joke…
              A senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of the dealership. Taking off down the road, he floored it to 80 mph, enjoying the wind blowing through what little gray hair he had left. "Amazing," he thought as he flew down I-94, pushing the pedal even more. Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a state trooper behind him, lights flashing and siren blaring. He floored it to 100 mp…h, then 110, then 120. Suddenly he thought, "What am I doing? I'm too old for this," and pulled over to await the trooper's arrival. Pulling in behind him, the trooper walked up to the Corvette, looked at his watch, and said, "Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday. If you can give me a reason for speeding that I've never heard before, I'll let you go."
              The old gentleman paused. Then he said, "Years ago, my wife
              ran off with a State trooper. I thought you were bringing her back."

              "Have a good day, sir," replied the trooper

    • Deeveeus

      I'm just guessing, but I'm betting that's for crawlspace/HVAC access

  • Chester

    I'm cutting great big broccoli farts.

  • Hanx

    #4 What's wrong with a loading door?

    Seems there are a lot of creative builders around in America. Those are the ones that will survive, cause all the empty buildings need a new purpose now.

    • Bug

      Typical European Storage House. Nothing wired bout it.

    • Ryno!

      I complain every time I see loading doors. These are NOT FAILS BOB! STOP POSTING THEM AS SUCH.

    • PA2AK

      can't tell you how many projects we've been involved with that could seriously use one of these

    • Paul

      ^^ This, all of this. What's easier, loading mechanical equipment and large pallets through a hole in the side of the building built to accommodate it, or trying to drag it through interior hallways and stairs/elevators that aren't sized or engineered to hold that kind of load? I wish half the buildings I'd worked in had loading doors.

  • szwqp

    #23 Absolutly Genius in all ways. Can't believe this shit

    • HatBomb

      In Russia this is how they teach the little ones to duck, they learn real quick!

    • Statan

      Yep. Gets funner every time. Fifth time in seven days this has made The Chive.

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  • Vyle_Kidovich

    #22 a two floor bathroom?? Nuff said, there is a God

    • Newfie

      As long as your on top

      • Felcus


        • Dan

          who brought the grammar police?

          • Capital Police


            • Bahaha

              Ah…… douchbags

              • fish


  • Fhfkj

    Most of those exterior doors USED to have stairs.

    • Stupid Monkey

      wow your momma musta told u that u had smarts

  • Dan
    • Really?

      Those are hot and cold water shutoff valves. It's not that stupid. Most of these are either intentionally framed to look dumb or willfully ignorant. Hilarious!

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  • GeneShorts

    #6 if you look closely the stairs to the right appear to have the machine to carry wheelchairs up

    • AnyoneForCoffee

      But isn't that the call button six foot off the floor?

      • Shinanigins

        That is a sign telling you where to go

        • AnyoneForCoffee

          Ah, it's a teeny arrow, not a button. Gotcha.

    • mshark

      Whatever, you look to the left, there may be gap involved.

  • BSS

    Thanks for the full volume ads Chive. Just woke up the neighbors, the neighbor's neighbor and the retirement home across the street.

    • Geeroid

      Download Ad Blocker pro. For your computer browser. As for mobile, don't know.

    • Slauterhause

      AdBlock – what ads?

  • cool

    are you sure? make sure

    • jonny

      bet its from a film shoot.

      • fish

        Bet you're right

    • nate

      not real

  • MonkeyMadness

    #22 The top door is for management.

    • Biggus Diccus

      It's probably just storage space

      • B_Error

        Or Crawl Space Access

  • Guest

    #38 fail. They have these all over portugal, they cut off the hot or cold water feed to the bathroom so you can work on the plumbing or if it is a holiday apartment and you're not there all the time. I thought they were weird too, but makes sense.

    • Dan

      Now that you explain it, that's a very good idea. Wonder why it isn't done in the US?

      • Bigd

        They do have them, under every sink, behind every toilet.
        I have tthose in my house here in Germany.

    • Biggus Diccus

      It's exactly what it is. Most houses here just have the main water sercive cutoff valve that shuts off the whole house.

  • tony

    #40 is at the Toledo Art Pavilion. its supposed to be art
    chive on

    • Underbaker

      Are you sure that isn't the Toledo entrance to the Hogwarts Express?

  • boob_cuddle

    #28 wow lol!

  • Ponderous

    #24 Guess they are going to need to learn how to bunny hop their wheel chair

  • Timbo

    What's wrong with #35? It just looks like fun to me…

    • Felcus

      Nothing's wrong with it. It's a ramp for anything on wheels.

    • Mr. C

      I would think it is a wee bit steep for most things on wheels.

      • HobbesLeviathan

        If it's too steep, you're too weak.

    • dezzzzzzz

      These are pretty common in Europe; they're ramps for walking your bike up/down stairs.

  • A.J.R

    There's a dead body hidden in #26

    • chicago

      not a body, that's a polar bear on the roof

      • SGT_Fati

        Actually, this is what they changed after you had that sense of deja'vu

  • Not Seeing it

    I don't see it. What's wrong with #28?

    • Ears

      The far side of the bench is about a foot lower than the near side

    • Abel

      I'm guessing its a single bench instead of the typical 2-3 seat bench.

  • The Zapper

    As an recently graduated engineer all I can say is: fuckin architects

    • Biggus Diccus

      No kidding, I can't tell you how many times I've had to change the plans back and forth because they want to move a wall, door, HVAC units, etc.

      • ears

        Personally i see most of the problems coming from the engineers. there are some good ones but theyre few and far between. i had one completely ignore the width of the lumber we used and nobody noticed until half the frame was up. then we had to wait two weeks for them to change the schematics because the entire build became unusable to code.

        • Frank

          This seems like a pointless argument. As a structural engineer, I have found that there are good architects and bad architects just like there are good engineers and bad engineers. The problems most often come from either a lack of understanding of the overall project, from people screwing up the finer details, or from failure of the multiple parties involved to work together to achieve a unified goal. You can be an idiot and still get you're license from persistence. We have a saying in my office. "It was a great idea until it wasn't worth a shit."

          • Frank

            See, if I was persistent enough, I wouldn't have had those spelling errors and the infamous you're = your mistake. Sorry

          • PA2AK

            If you're an engineer or an architect….make sure the general contractor is required to bring in the subcontractors for meetings. not only the major subs (electrical, hvac, etc.), but specialty subs as well. Those guys may not have a major $ volume of work on a project, but you can find some true professionals. Still have to keep in mine the good ones/bad ones rule though.

            • PA2AK

              Oh, and a lot of those specialty subs will work with you in design….without a fee!

    • architect

      As a* recently graduated engineer: fukin engineers

  • Biggus Diccus


    It's not a fail, this is done all the time when houses are built. It gives the owner a door in case they want to build a deck.

    • AnyoneForCoffee

      Why not build the damn deck too then?

      • black27696

        Because decks are done toward the end. Given the state of the yard (no landscaping at ALL) and the guy on the ladder, I'm guessing they aren't done. There's even a sill for that door so clearly they are planning on building one there.

    • chicago

      good answer. But i'd move the dryer vent. Nothing better than sitting outside to enjoy the hum of a dryer and feeling the hot humid air on your feet.
      Also what's with the single light fixture? it looks like their kid tossed a dart at the wall to pick a spot for it.

    • Macro

      My thought too. Whoever picked these photos has obviously never worked a trade.

  • socalmarti

    #32 Somebody omitted the tree when the plans where submitted for approval. They needed a certain amount of parking spaces for code?

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