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English translation: beam-and-block (flooring) system

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Spanish term or phrase:sistema vigueta-bovedilla
English translation:beam-and-block (flooring) system
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15:31 Jan 28, 2008
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Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: sistema viqueta-bovedilla
Estoy traduciendo la ficha técnica de un mortero de aislamiento y en ella se especifica que antes de aplicar el producto es necesarios cubrir con yeso los huecos de los soportes, así como las juntas entre bovedillas, VIGUETA-BOVEDILLA, roturas, etc.

Entiendo lo que es (una combinación estructural de ambos elementos) pero no sé cómo traducirlo porque no parece haber una traducción exacta del término bovedilla en inglés.

Alguna sugerencia?
Gracias
marmyka
Local time: 04:26
beam-and-block flooring system
Explanation:
"Bovedillas" are (hollow) flooring bricks or blocks. This type of floor construction is called "beam and block". The "blocks" are often concrete, but other types are used as well.

Compare these two refs., especially the photos/diagrams:

http://www.bigmat.es/pdfs/03_vigueta.pdf
http://www.hanson.co.uk/45/floorsandprecast/beamandblockfloo...

There are plenty of other refs. out there if you'd like to investigate further on your own.
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xxxtazdog
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Local time: 04:26
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sistema vigueta-bovedilla
beam-and-block flooring system


Explanation:
"Bovedillas" are (hollow) flooring bricks or blocks. This type of floor construction is called "beam and block". The "blocks" are often concrete, but other types are used as well.

Compare these two refs., especially the photos/diagrams:

http://www.bigmat.es/pdfs/03_vigueta.pdf
http://www.hanson.co.uk/45/floorsandprecast/beamandblockfloo...

There are plenty of other refs. out there if you'd like to investigate further on your own.

xxxtazdog
Spain
Local time: 04:26
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Native speaker of: English
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  slothm: The system is also used on roofs in climates where no snow falls. Actually the roof of my house is of that type, not the floors. Why not squeeze out "flooring" and make the suggested translation more ample?
54 mins
  -> it's usually floors but, as you said, there are beam-and-block roofs, so "flooring" could be left out
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Jan 29, 2008 - Changes made by xxxtazdog:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/15969">xxxtazdog's</a> old entry - "sistema viqueta-bovedilla" » "beam-and-block (flooring) system"
Jan 29, 2008 - Changes made by xxxtazdog:
Created KOG entryKudoZ term » KOG term


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