24er Mauerwerk

English translation: 24 cm thick brickwork (walls)

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German term or phrase:24er Mauerwerk
English translation:24 cm thick brickwork (walls)
Entered by: John Jory

00:34 Mar 3, 2006
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / masonry
German term or phrase: 24er Mauerwerk
This is from a report considering damage to property as a result of explosions and blast waves.

Zerstörung 24er Mauerwerk....

then again later on

Zerstörung 50er Mauerwerk....

I've no idea what is meant by the figure in this context. Is it the 24th row of bricks - or something completely different?!

Any suggestions will be extremely gratefully received.
Claire Cox
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:46
24 cm thick brickwork (walls)
Explanation:
A standard term in German.

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Note added at 10 mins (2006-03-03 00:44:39 GMT)
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"Gängige Verbände sind Läufer- (Bilder 1 und 2), Block- (Bilder 3, 4 und 7) und Kreuzverband (Bilder 5 und 6). Aus den kleinformatigen NF- und DF-Steinen lassen sich mit diesen Verbänden 11,5er-, 24er- und 36,5er Mauerwerksdicken herstellen."

http://www.selbst.de/fstart.php4?inhaltURL=/flexgrund.php4&l...
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John Jory
Germany
Local time: 07:46
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Thanks John
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24 cm thick brickwork (walls)


Explanation:
A standard term in German.

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Note added at 10 mins (2006-03-03 00:44:39 GMT)
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"Gängige Verbände sind Läufer- (Bilder 1 und 2), Block- (Bilder 3, 4 und 7) und Kreuzverband (Bilder 5 und 6). Aus den kleinformatigen NF- und DF-Steinen lassen sich mit diesen Verbänden 11,5er-, 24er- und 36,5er Mauerwerksdicken herstellen."

http://www.selbst.de/fstart.php4?inhaltURL=/flexgrund.php4&l...

John Jory
Germany
Local time: 07:46
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PRO pts in category: 300
Grading comment
Thanks John
Notes to answerer
Asker: Much appreciated, John - I'm sure you're right. How odd that I've never come across this in 20+ years of translating! You learn something every day....


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Stefanie Sendelbach: Indeed
4 mins

agree  Teresa Reinhardt
5 hrs

agree  Gad Harel
5 hrs

agree  Steffen Walter: or, indeed "24 cm thick *masonry* (walls)" (Claire put "masonry" in the subject field already). Thanks - you seem to be right here.
7 hrs
  -> AFAIK, masonry is the superordinate term that icludes all kinds of materials, whilst 24er Mauerwerk definitely involves bricks.

agree  Andrew D: 24cm is one of about five standard widths of brickwork. http://www.ziegel-eder.de/produkte_plainziegel.php
7 hrs
  -> Thanks for the additional link ;-)
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