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cabane de chantier

English translation: onsite office

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17:13 Mar 29, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: cabane de chantier
things included in the opening of a construction site:

cartes d'acces, vestiare, obtention de l'emplacement d'une cabane de chantier, etc.

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Rgaspari
United States
Local time: 10:03
English translation:onsite office
Explanation:
the contractor's office facilities in the construction yard
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Guy Bray
United States
Local time: 10:03
Grading comment
All the answers were helpful but I think this one was the most appropriate. Thanks everybody!

Roseanne

4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nasite cabine
Rachel Boullot
nasite hutGrace Kenny
nasite shed, site hut, site cabin, site office
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nasite hut /cabin
1964
nasite's cabin
Thai Binh Tran
naonsite office
Guy Bray


  

Answers


1 hr
onsite office


Explanation:
the contractor's office facilities in the construction yard

Guy Bray
United States
Local time: 10:03
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 819
Grading comment
All the answers were helpful but I think this one was the most appropriate. Thanks everybody!

Roseanne

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Yolanda Broad
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2 hrs
site's cabin


Explanation:
a small room used for working in a construction site.

Thai Binh Tran
Local time: 01:03
Native speaker of: Native in VietnameseVietnamese
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5 hrs
site hut /cabin


Explanation:
that is the same as baraque de chn.


1964
Turkey
Local time: 21:03
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
PRO pts in pair: 294
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7 hrs
site shed, site hut, site cabin, site office


Explanation:
I like the site office suggested in the first answer. It depends on the intended purpose of the shed etc...

In France, they often refer to an Algeco (makers of construction site mobile modular units (?!)). These are very commonly used on construction sites, for storage and as offices. You know, a bit like a cargo container but with a door and window or two. My husband spends half his life in one on boat building projects he works on! The UK equiavlent which springs to mind is Portakabin. If your context permits, you might be able to use the trade name.

www.algeco.com (Fr and Eng version of site)

www.portakabin.com (multilingual site).


    Reference: http://www.algeco.com
    Reference: http://www.portakabin.com
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 19:03
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
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8 hrs
site cabine


Explanation:
I do not think you have to be too specific about what this cabin is going to be used for, as it is a list of things in general that are needed to open a site. That is why I would not chose to translate it as a site office, but rather site cabin, which is more general.

Rachel Boullot
Spain
Local time: 19:03
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 12
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16 hrs
site hut


Explanation:
I also spend time on building sites, and site hut is the generic British English term. I wouldn't use Portakabin, as Portakabins are used for all sorts of temporary purposes (classrooms, ticket offices, exhibitions etc).


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Grace Kenny
Local time: 18:03
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 11
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