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German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase:Schuhe aus Beton
The overall context here is a framework agreement on laying cable for a telecommunications network. In speaking about the use of fences to block off the construction area when doing the excavation work for the project, the city as one of the parties to the agreement asks that the fences used be designed in such a way as to prevent damage to the pavement, with "Schuhe aus Beton" being provided as an example.
The whole clause reads: "Werden Bau- oder Absperrzäune aufgestellt, sind Konstruktionen zu verwenden, die eine Beschädigung der Straßendecke ausschließen, z.B. Schuhe aus Beton o.ä." Do the "Schuhe" here refer to the base of the fence posts that might be used?
Explanation: That's what fence posts are often set in, concrete footings. For a more temporary setup fence posts are often set into large containers filled with concrete which can then be removed after the construction project is completed without leaving mark or having damaged the surrounding area. HTH, Anka