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16:49 Oct 26, 2006
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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Finance (general) / loans
Italian term or phrase: progettista
The context is civil engineering theory, and more specifically tunnel engineering. I've translated it many times in the past (I researched it in pre-internet days), but always had a little doubt. If it was building, the answer is easy, "architect". The professional who designs tunnels, is usually a "consulting engineer", but this would not fit easily into the text, it would be like calling a teacher an "eduction consultant". Anybody know this one? All suggestions welcome!

"Un’altra particolarità delle opere in sotterraneo, ben conosciuta da progettisti e costruttori ma non sempre sufficientemente evidenziata, risiede nel fatto che, assai spesso, la fase in cui l’opera è maggiormente sollecitata non è quella finale della galleria terminata,..."
James (Jim) Davis
Local time: 00:08

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4Consulting Metallurgical Engineer
Robert Copeland

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Consulting Metallurgical Engineer

James, this is what immediately popped into mind after seeing the context. This is indeed a tricky one!!!!!

Best of luck!

Robert Copeland
United States
Local time: 15:08
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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