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08:17 Apr 25, 2008
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
French term or phrase: rétention
Le local doit disposer d’une légère rétention (hauteur à prendre en compte : 5 mm maxi) par seuil aux accès.

Any suggestions for how to translate rétention? It's from some safety guidelines for outfitting a laboratory in which hazardous gases are used

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4safety wall
Mary Carroll Richer LaFlèche



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safety wall

A safety wall can consiste of a simple timber construction safety barrier and is used to stop people/workers falling trough holes. eg. construction sites- stairs without balustrading, floors without walls. 'légère rétencion'= light retention, nothing permanent.

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on parle de 5mm alors ce serait plutot une collerette

sealing strip -weatherstrip
Flashing-A metal or plastic strip, or special flashing tape, attached to or around the outside of the window frame to provide a weather barrier, preventing leakage between the frame and the wall.

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