Never thought about it before, but my job is basically skinning.
Just wanted to share something I am very proud of. I am the senior Project Manager for a Design / Build Firm on Long Island, NY. Our work is creating luxury outdoor living spaces (pools, spas, decks, patios, kitchens, ponds, streams and waterfalls, landscapes, etc.)
We started this project last year on the north shore of Long Island. Nothing but grass and overgrown shrubs overlooking Long Island Sound.
Pretty boring. Until we "skinned" it. 100 Cubic Yards of demolition debris, steel reinforced concrete pool walls, thousands of feet of underground pipe and conduits, 75 tons of moss rock boulders, 150 Cubic Yards of Recycled Concrete Aggregate, Over 4,000 Sq Ft of Brick Pavers, Dozens of Pallets of Masonry materials and 4 Trailers of Landscape materials, Trees, shrubs, sod , compost and mulch.
Everything about this job was extreme: The Pool Design with its built in Bar Stools and Multi level floor, the vanishing edge and spill over spa, the in floor cleaning system with built in leaf traps, color changing lights, heating, salt/chlorine generator and all fully automated and remote controlled.
The site itself, with its steep grade changes and precipitous drop over the sound. And the amount of material I needed to coordinate and move into what is actually not a very large site with limited access.
Anyway, enough trumpet blowing. Here are some pics of the fully "skinned" project. Most of these photos were taken by me messing around with the Panorama Option on my camera so you may notice some seems and a funky looking horizon. But they still present the job very nicely...
And finally, at night, when the landscape lighting comes on, the natural gas campfires are lit, the pool lights are cycling and Connecticut lights up across the Sound.
I am very proud of this project, the time and effort I put into it, and the work all my men and all the subs did on it. The finishing of this project also comes as my season slows for a bit until September. I may now look forward to having the time to get back to Skinning the way we know it here at WC.
So... What's the largest thing you have skinned or what else have you skinned, besides your PC?