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|Italian to English translations [PRO]|
Tech/Engineering / costruzione
|Italian term or phrase: a perdere a sostegno|
|Impalcato c.a.p. (travi a vasca)|
Gli impalcati, con luci di 30 m, si costituiscono di 3 cassoncini in c.a.p a trefoli aderenti, su cui si posizionano dalles prefabbricate a perdere a sostegno del getto della soletta. Eurodi. gave me disposable for a perdere? Can anyone confirm that?
|Local time: 22:57|
One more time :-)
Form decking is not the translation of 'a perdere', but...
Derek wrote me privately to point out that dalles is most certainly a word (French) pertaining to concrete. I don't know French nor was I familiar with the term, but what I come up with is slab, tile or deck.
So I think that 'dalles prefabbricate a perdere' would be translated 'form decking'.
Form decking: Metal decking serving as permanent formwork for a reinforced concrete slab until the slab can support itself. (Ching's Visual Dictionary of Architecture)
Thus in this sense, 'a perdere' means *not* that it is thrown away, but that it remains, but no longer does any supporting (serves no structural purpose) once the concrete is hardened.
So while in Italian you say 'a perdere', in English it is just implied that you don't get the pieces back after they are no longer needed.
Now if Derek wants to put his name up (and perhaps a better answer?), do give him the points--he got us back on track. :-)
You've got SOME translation, Vanita!
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Local time: 23:57
|Thanks Maureen & Derek! Dalles are slabs (this I did confirm with the client) and there is something called predalles which I guess must mean pre-fabbricated dalles (in French!). Reading over your answer I've come to the same conclusion but I'm going to give them the disposable option just to be sure.Wish I could grade both your answers though..|
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