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English Construction / Civil Engineering Translation Glossary

English term English translation
1st Fix Installation first fix electrical work
75 grades 75 grads | grades | gradians | gons [and then explain that each is 1/400 of a full circle]
AJs Armstrong junctions
alignment stretch of road
Entered by: Regi2006
an outdoor box all six walls
Appeals cost $300 each each appeal
bank bank no. 1
Entered by: Jonathan Spector
bar chairs support bearing for rebars
below grade activities all work done below earth surface
blocked duties lifting loads whilst using outriggers
blow wand wand
Entered by: Lalit Sati
brownfield land previously used for industrial purposes, or certain commercial uses, and that may be*
burned enough bricks are fired in a kiln ( not burned )
Chairs support bearing for reinforcement
change control “remedy” references references to remedies from/of change control
clamp-on padfoot shell kit compacter
Entered by: Jonathan Spector
constitutive calculation friction / stress
cSt CentiStokes
curette assembly points
debris .... wavings .... loose rust, deformities
delayed pour strip a gap left in a slab into which concrete is poured later to allow for shrinkage
dignified dwelling decent living place
domestic not nominated
Entered by: Ramona Ali
door jamb The surrounding case into which and out of which a door closes and opens
drift a horizontal passage leading into a mine (only open at one end)
Embedment effects effects of being embedded
Entered by: Peter Simon
entity which contracts for a construction project principal or client
Entered by: Angela Arnone
enveloping scheme external refurbishing of buildings
ES Vitrified Clay Pipes (VCP) Extra Strength Vitrified Clay Pipes
F.I.R. fire inspection report
falsework temporary scaffolding
fiber-lighted artwork that is made from an arrangement of light-emitting optic fibers
Entered by: John Alphonse
Field item equipment used in the field, including computers, machinery, measuring instruments, and so on
fitting and mo(u)lding a fitting can be made by molding (moulding)
Entered by: airmailrpl
Floors and Stories Floors and Stories
Entered by: Ligia Dias Costa
forward upright support support for a drop-leaf table
foundation border ledges feet of foundation - a narrow horizontal protrusion along the base of the foundation
frozen soil wall soil wall frozen
Entered by: Peter Simon
Grade level level of the ground around a building
Entered by: Peter Simon
green paviours green (\"eco\") pavers
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