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English translation: Art works

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10:01 Feb 16, 2001
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Portuguese term or phrase: obras de arte
Not 'works of art' in the usual English sense, I think.
Context is a civil engineering company specialising in reinforcing structures like bridges.
"O mercado que mais nos afecta - obras publicas / obras de arte continuara a ser um mercado forte..."
Again, talking about tie-rods and expansion joints: "...pelo facto de serem produtos complementares em Obras de Arte e muito relacionadas com a nossa actividade principal" (reinforcing structures).
Does anyone know what this term means in a construction context? Could it refer to 'architectural' works like bridges?
lexical
English translation:Art works
Explanation:
Veja os seguintes sites:
EXPEDIENTE INICIAL
... obras: pavimentação asfáltica, recapeamento e serviços complementares, construção
de obras de arte (viaduto) canalizações e reurbanização em diversos ...
www.citadini.com/atuacao/2000/epe01273100d.htm

e

Relação de Obras Executadas
... Pavimentação. Conservação e Manutenção. Indústria
da. Construção Civil. Obras de arte corrente e especial.
www.fusoes.com.br/~rdrocha/pagina4.htm

onde encontra também uma foto de uma dita obra de arte.

e depois esta referencia em Inglês:

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture
... Engineering, Structures, Art Works, Urban Underground ... Engineering Creativity, Construction
Quality ... Profile: Civil Engineering Specialisation ...
www.tuiasi.ro/pages/TUI97/constr97.htm


espero que ajude!

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Elisa Capelão
Local time: 00:34
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Thank you for putting me on the right track, Ecapelao. The photo of an 'obra de arte' (plus others I found) suggest the term means all those ancillary works connected with the construction of a highway or rail line (e.g. culverts, viaducts, etc). I'm still not convinced that 'works of art' is the right term, however, and I settled finally on 'structural works'. Your pointer was invaluable, however.
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Summary of answers provided
namonumental structures/ monumental constructions
Parrot
napublic works/works of artJack Huff
naartistic worksxxxLia Fail
naArt works
Elisa Capelão
naworks of artAlbert Golub


  

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5 mins
works of art


Explanation:
go to grandictionnaire and "enter "oeuvre d'art" and you will see that the same term is used for civil engineering
hope it helps

Albert Golub
Local time: 01:34
Native speaker of: French
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22 mins
Art works


Explanation:
Veja os seguintes sites:
EXPEDIENTE INICIAL
... obras: pavimentação asfáltica, recapeamento e serviços complementares, construção
de obras de arte (viaduto) canalizações e reurbanização em diversos ...
www.citadini.com/atuacao/2000/epe01273100d.htm

e

Relação de Obras Executadas
... Pavimentação. Conservação e Manutenção. Indústria
da. Construção Civil. Obras de arte corrente e especial.
www.fusoes.com.br/~rdrocha/pagina4.htm

onde encontra também uma foto de uma dita obra de arte.

e depois esta referencia em Inglês:

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture
... Engineering, Structures, Art Works, Urban Underground ... Engineering Creativity, Construction
Quality ... Profile: Civil Engineering Specialisation ...
www.tuiasi.ro/pages/TUI97/constr97.htm


espero que ajude!




    see above
Elisa Capelão
Local time: 00:34
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 109
Grading comment
Thank you for putting me on the right track, Ecapelao. The photo of an 'obra de arte' (plus others I found) suggest the term means all those ancillary works connected with the construction of a highway or rail line (e.g. culverts, viaducts, etc). I'm still not convinced that 'works of art' is the right term, however, and I settled finally on 'structural works'. Your pointer was invaluable, however.
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1 hr
artistic works


Explanation:
connotations:

works of art: calls to mind paintings, sculptures, etc

art work: calls to mind, 'finishing' as in the artistic sense. e.g. the art work in this 16th century wooden door is wonderful'

I suggest 'artistic works' as being neither of the aboev and thus not bringing other, and different, notions to mind. Your company may be involved in restoring/reinforcing old buildings, bridges etc that may be classified as 'historical' or 'artistic'.

See:

Stolow, Nathan. "The Preservation of Historic Houses and Sites: The Interface of Architectural Restoration and Collection/Display Conservation Principles." Preventive Conservation: Practice, Theory, and Research. Preprints of the Contributions to the Ottawa Congress. London: The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC), 1994, pp. 116-122.
FROM
http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byauth/kerschner/ccbiblio.htm...
ABOUT
historic buildings


xxxLia Fail
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8 hrs
public works/works of art


Explanation:
it actually is referring to public works of art. many engineering projects include public works of art such as large scale engineered sculpture and such. I believe the context is referring to an engineering firm that may specialize in large scale sculpture in large construction projects as an embellishment of the architecture.

reinforcing structures= possibly "retrofitting" against earthquakes (in California)


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Jack Huff
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8 hrs
monumental structures/ monumental constructions


Explanation:
The works of art that most have to do with engineering. Also: (sculptural) site works.

Parrot
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