The Construction Industry ClipArt gallery offers 39 illustrations of construction equipment and practices. See the Tools section for examples of construction tools such as chisels, drills, hammers, planes, and saws.

"A hoisting crane used in building piers, towers, chineys, etc."-Whitney, 1902

Abutment-crane

"A hoisting crane used in building piers, towers, chineys, etc."-Whitney, 1902

A quickly made fortress used as a temporary means of defense.

Block House

A quickly made fortress used as a temporary means of defense.

A block of material used in construction work

Building Block

A block of material used in construction work

A compound riveted girder is designed to bear a large load in a building or bridge, and is made of either iron or steel.

Compound Riveted Girder (side by side)

A compound riveted girder is designed to bear a large load in a building or bridge, and is made of either…

A compound riveted girder is designed to bear a large load in a building or bridge, and is made of either iron or steel.

Compound Riveted Girder (Vertical)

A compound riveted girder is designed to bear a large load in a building or bridge, and is made of either…

Someone who is hollowing out, as a well.

Dig

Someone who is hollowing out, as a well.

A machine used to drive piles.

Pile Driver

A machine used to drive piles.

An image of the Egyptian brick-making process. Bricks were usually made by foreigners. Exodus 5 records the story of the Israelites making bricks in Egypt.

Egyptian Brick-Making

An image of the Egyptian brick-making process. Bricks were usually made by foreigners. Exodus 5 records…

This machine is for excavation purposes, used to make hollow by removing inner parts. Intended for creating holes or cavities in, form into a hollow, by digging.

Machine Excavating

This machine is for excavation purposes, used to make hollow by removing inner parts. Intended for creating…

"A horse- or steam-power machine for digging, moving, or transporting loose gravel, sand, or soil." -Whitney, 1911

Excavator

"A horse- or steam-power machine for digging, moving, or transporting loose gravel, sand, or soil."…

An I-Beam girder is a load bearing beam of steel or iron. It is shaped like a capital letter I.

I-Beam Girder

An I-Beam girder is a load bearing beam of steel or iron. It is shaped like a capital letter I.

It has a large flat blade with a straight edge. At the back is a peen or hammer head, and in the middle is a socket for the handle or helve, the blade and helve being in one line.

Lather's Hatchet

It has a large flat blade with a straight edge. At the back is a peen or hammer head, and in the middle…

This illustration shows a light inverted bow-string girder, as well as a section.

Light Inverted Bow-String Girder (Elevation and Section)

This illustration shows a light inverted bow-string girder, as well as a section.

A man whose occupation is to lay bricks and stones in walls or structures of any kind.

Mason

A man whose occupation is to lay bricks and stones in walls or structures of any kind.

A machine with a large revolving drum in which cement is mixed with other materials to make concrete

Concrete Mixer

A machine with a large revolving drum in which cement is mixed with other materials to make concrete

"A printing frame that is well adapted to sheets not over 17 in. x 21 in. The frame is placed face downwards and the back A is removed by unhooking the brass spring clips B, B, and lifting it out. The tracing is laid on the glass C, with the inked side touching the glass. A sheet of the prepared paper, perfectly dry, is laid on the tracing with the yellow side downwards." — Hallock, 1905. The painting frame is used to hold the original in contact with the light-sensitive paper in the blueprint reproduction process.

Painting Frame

"A printing frame that is well adapted to sheets not over 17 in. x 21 in. The frame is placed face downwards…

"A patented frame that can be shoved out of the window and adjusted to any angle; it is made in different sized from 16 in. x 24 in. to 48 in. x 72 in. When not in use, it can be folded up against the wall and occupies but little space." — Hallock, 1905. The frame is used in the blueprint reproduction process.

Painting Frame

"A patented frame that can be shoved out of the window and adjusted to any angle; it is made in different…

This pile driver is powered by a horse. The horse will pull a cord that raises the weight. When the weight reaches the top of the device, it is released. After being released it will fall a distance before striking an object below with great force causing it to pressed into the ground.

Pile Driver

This pile driver is powered by a horse. The horse will pull a cord that raises the weight. When the…

An illustration of a pile driver which is a machine used to drive piles into the ground which is what creates a deep foundation.

Pile Driver

An illustration of a pile driver which is a machine used to drive piles into the ground which is what…

A pipe fitted with glass so as to exhibit the reed.

Pipe

A pipe fitted with glass so as to exhibit the reed.

A riveted steel plate girder is designed to bear a large load in a building or bridge, and is made of steel.

Riveted Steel Plate Girder

A riveted steel plate girder is designed to bear a large load in a building or bridge, and is made of…

This illustration shows a machine used to put oil on roads during its construction, in the nineteenth century

Road Oiler

This illustration shows a machine used to put oil on roads during its construction, in the nineteenth…

This illustration shows a machine used to put oil on roads during its construction, in the nineteenth century

Road Oiler

This illustration shows a machine used to put oil on roads during its construction, in the nineteenth…

This illustration shows a machine used to put oil on roads during its construction, in the nineteenth century

Road Oiler

This illustration shows a machine used to put oil on roads during its construction, in the nineteenth…

This machine was used to maintain road safety and clearance

Scrapper, Road

This machine was used to maintain road safety and clearance

"An apparatus drawn by oxen or horses, and used for scraping the earth in making or repairing roads, digging cellars, canals, etc. and generally for raising and removing loosened soil, etc. In use the scraper is held with the handles slightly elevated till it scoops up its charge of earth, which is held by the sides and back." —Whitney, 1889

Scraper, Meant to be Drawn by Oxen or Horses

"An apparatus drawn by oxen or horses, and used for scraping the earth in making or repairing roads,…

"Section and part elevation of a raking shore."—Finley, 1917

Raking Shore

"Section and part elevation of a raking shore."—Finley, 1917

"An abutment for one end of the shore, the other end of which is firmly fixed in the ground."—Finley, 1917

Shoring

"An abutment for one end of the shore, the other end of which is firmly fixed in the ground."—Finley,…

"Shows horizontal shoring while the party walls of the remaining structure are being secured."—Finley, 1917

Horizontal shoring

"Shows horizontal shoring while the party walls of the remaining structure are being secured."—Finley,…

"In railroad construction and canal- or road-work, a large scooping bucket armed with teeth and used with a steam-shovel or operated by power by means of chains that drag the bucket over or through loose material, causing it to scoop up a load." -Whitney, 1911

Shovel Bucket

"In railroad construction and canal- or road-work, a large scooping bucket armed with teeth and used…

This illustration shows a simple lattice girder.

Simple Lattice Girder (Elevator and Elevation)

This illustration shows a simple lattice girder.

A machine used to excavate land.

Steam Shovel

A machine used to excavate land.

An example of a set of concrete steps.

Concrete Steps

An example of a set of concrete steps.

"Single-course pavement is usually made five inches thick. Proportions for this should be 1:2:3. Concrete for a single course should be mixed to such a consistency that enough mortar will rise to the surface on light tamping to permit of finishing with a wooden float."—The Federal Digest, 1921

One-Course Work

"Single-course pavement is usually made five inches thick. Proportions for this should be 1:2:3. Concrete…

"For two-course floors and pavements, a concrete base of about four inches thick, mixed 1:3:5 (that is, one sack of cement, 3 cubic feet of sand, and 5 cubic feet of gravel), is first placed in the forms."—The Federal Digest, 1921

Two-Course Work

"For two-course floors and pavements, a concrete base of about four inches thick, mixed 1:3:5 (that…

A Workers symbol sign may be used to alert road users of workers in or near the roadway.

Workers, Black and White

A Workers symbol sign may be used to alert road users of workers in or near the roadway.

A Workers symbol sign may be used to alert road users of workers in or near the roadway.

Workers, Color

A Workers symbol sign may be used to alert road users of workers in or near the roadway.

A Workers symbol sign may be used to alert road users of workers in or near the roadway.

Workers, Outline

A Workers symbol sign may be used to alert road users of workers in or near the roadway.

A Workers symbol sign may be used to alert road users of workers in or near the roadway.

Workers, Silhouette

A Workers symbol sign may be used to alert road users of workers in or near the roadway.