SETTING THESAURUS

CONSTRUCTION SITE



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Support columns and rebar sticking out of cement
Stacks of lumber
Steel-framed walls
Sheets of plastic and tarps covering supplies or walling off dangerous areas
Rented dumpsters
Workers (in flak jackets and steel-toed boots, wearing safety glasses, ear protection and hardhats)
A portable office trailer (for bigger construction sites)
Sheets of drywall
Tables
Bags of cement
Sawhorses
Stacks of PVC pipe
Coils of hose and electrical wire
Spools of rubber or plastic tubing
Paint-splattered scaffolding that climbs up the structure’s side
An expandable garbage chute dropping into a dumpster
Wood pallets (loaded with cinderblock, pipe, and roofing materials)
Dollies and small forklifts
New windows with stickers attached
Duct and venting systems
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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