Genio Civile

15:30 Jun 24, 2007
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Government / Politics
Italian term or phrase: Genio Civile
Dear colleagues,

I work in the English-Russian pair, but in my English translation I stumbled on an Italian organization (?) name. Need your help with this one. Here's the sentence:

Multilinguism and the associated relatively low costs are contingent upon Genio Civile funding of an integrated library management system.

So this Genio Civile is apparently involved in the funding of a library maintained by an international organization based in Rome.
Roman Orekhov
Russian Federation
Local time: 05:30


Summary of answers provided
5 +1"public works department"
James (Jim) Davis
4 +1Civil Engineering Office/Department
aaronshield
5Civil Engineers
Giovanni Pizzati
4civil engineering
swisstell
3Civil engineering OR civil engineering industry
Gad Kohenov


Discussion entries: 3





  

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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
civil engineering


Explanation:
ciao

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swisstell
Italy
Local time: 03:30
Works in field
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 22
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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Civil Engineers


Explanation:
Ingegneria civile
L'ingegneria civile (o anche genio civile) indica il ramo dell'ingegneria preposto alla progettazione di manufatti e infrastrutture destinati all'uso civile e quindi relativo a tutti gli ambiti relativi: ambientali, edili, geotecnici, infrastrutturali, idraulici, strutturali, urbanistico-territoriali. Questa professione è esercitata dagli ingegneri civili, ovvero ingegneri laureati in tale ramo che possono essere sia liberi professionisti che dipendenti di imprese, enti o amministrazioni sia pubbliche che private.



Giovanni Pizzati
Italy
Local time: 03:30
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Civil Engineering Office/Department


Explanation:
a variant of "ingegneria civile" - plain old civil engineering


    Reference: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingegneria_civile
aaronshield
Local time: 20:30
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4

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agree  Umberto Cassano
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
"public works department"


Explanation:
It is of course the civil engineeting department, but this is what it is generally called around the world.


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=desk...
James (Jim) Davis
Seychelles
Local time: 06:30
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 195

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agree  Umberto Cassano
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Civil engineering OR civil engineering industry


Explanation:
The context sould tell you which one of the two to use. Office as mentioned aaronshield is used a lot in Italy.

Gad Kohenov
Israel
Local time: 04:30
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in HebrewHebrew
PRO pts in category: 16
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