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13:01 Feb 28, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Kunststoff (additive), Ortbeton, Verfugung, Zahnun
Spachtelarbeiten.

I was wondering if anyone could lead me to a good online glossary for construction material. This catalog is about mortars, grout and the like.

TIA for your help,

Antje
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English translation:see below
Explanation:
plastic (additive for mortar, grout or concrete to make them less brittle) / in situ concrete or site concrete / grout or grouting / with teeth (they're speaking of a trowel I take it) / to putty or to trowel or to fill as verb but here the gerund is probably what you want: puttying, troweling (US) trowelling (GB), filling.

Sorry I don't own a construction dictionary so I can't make a recommendation.
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Dan McCrosky
Local time: 23:15
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sorry it took me so long to grade your answer but it was definitely very helpful.

Antje
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nasee belowDan McCrosky
naPlastic (additives), in situ concrete, availability, tooth (system)Cami Townsend


  

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Plastic (additives), in situ concrete, availability, tooth (system)


Explanation:
Try these to get you started.
"In situ concrete" is concrete that is cast in place, i.e. on the job site/where it's going to end up/stay.
As for "Zahnun," I assume you mean "Zahnung" or something similar. My answer is based on "Verzahnung." Likewise, with "Verfugung," I'm basing my answer on "Verfügung," as in "zur Verfügung stehen."

The Urban Conservation glossary at http://www.trp.dundee.ac.uk/research/glossary/glossary.html, can help with understanding what exactly goes into concrete and mortars.

For everything related to concrete, see http://www.moxie-intl.com/glossary.htm

Too, there's a glossary of masonry termininology at http://www.masonconf.com/miw/guide/glossary/glossary_a.html
that might be more appropriate for stuff about applying mortar.


    Reference: http://www.trp.dundee.ac.uk/research/glossary/glossary.html
    www.moxie-intl.com/glossary.htm; www.masonconf.com/miw/guide/glossary/glossary_a.html
Cami Townsend
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Explanation:
plastic (additive for mortar, grout or concrete to make them less brittle) / in situ concrete or site concrete / grout or grouting / with teeth (they're speaking of a trowel I take it) / to putty or to trowel or to fill as verb but here the gerund is probably what you want: puttying, troweling (US) trowelling (GB), filling.

Sorry I don't own a construction dictionary so I can't make a recommendation.


Dan McCrosky
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sorry it took me so long to grade your answer but it was definitely very helpful.

Antje
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