bauliche Erhaltung

11:02 Apr 25, 2005
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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / road construction
German term or phrase: bauliche Erhaltung
Full sentence: Die Maßnahmen der *baulichen Erhaltung* (of a road) gliedern sich in drei Bereiche: bauliche Unterhaltung, Instandsetzung und Erneuerung.

My (otherwise great) dictionary on road construction translates both *bauliche Erhaltung* and *bauliche Unterhaltung* as "structural maintenance".

Both terms are used pretty often throughout the text, and as *Unterhaltung* (usually translated as >>> maintenance) is included in *Erhaltung*, I can't use "maintenance" for both.

I thought of using *preservation* for Erhaltung but don't want people to think I'm talking about strawberry preserve.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Ulrike Kraemer
Germany
Local time: 13:39


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4 +2structural maintenance
Darin Fitzpatrick
4minor repairs
David Moore
3repair works
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repair works


Explanation:
(road) repair works - you often see Road closed for repairs......

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minor repairs


Explanation:
Like filling in potholes, maybe.
I'd translate the others as major repairs (which would include resurfacing) and rebuilding, which would include rebedding, I think

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Note added at 1 hr 39 mins (2005-04-25 12:41:43 GMT)
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Road maintenance (and engineering) would IMO be a suitable option; although I do think the \"and engineering\" is probably superfluous.

If you google for \"road maintenance engineering\", there are many hits for it which split into \"road maintenance, engineering...\". There are about seven or eight used as headings of one sort and another, which look as if they probably cover all three aspects.

David Moore
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structural maintenance


Explanation:
I would use "structural maintenance" as the umbrella term, with:

Unterhaltung = repair
Instandsetzung = repaving
Erneuerung = reconstruction

Darin Fitzpatrick
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Maureen Millington-Brodie
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agree  Gábor Simon
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