La Dirección Facultativa

15:16 Feb 10, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: La Dirección Facultativa
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naFaculty administration
Donald Harris
naThe management (directorate?) charged with the project
navoluntary management
Yolanda Broad



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voluntary management

My Larousse Diccionario económico, comercial y financiero (SP-EN) suggests "voluntary" as one of the meanings of "facultativo".

Here are some examples "voluntary management." See if they fit your broader context:

GreenTruck: Waste --Voluntary Management Standards for Used ...
... 02/04/2000, Doc. No. 1003. Voluntary Management Standards for Used Antifreeze Generator Facilities. Collection. ...

Voluntary Management Development Unit
The Faculty of Business. Voluntary Management Development
Unit. Voluntary Management ...

Our independent, voluntary management committee [Workers Beer ...
> Management committee Our independent, voluntary
management committee. The ...

ECOLOGIA and Ecoline SPAN-98-2-ECO Final Report
... Report SPAN-98-2-ECO Project "Community Initiated Voluntary Management Systems as a New Tool to Reduce Environmental Pollution as a Threat to Public Health". ...

And here are the two Spanish ones I managed to track down. Most of the examples I found, however, were in Gallego !!!

... básico o de ejecución, visado. Licencia de obras y una copia de la última certificación de obras de la dirección facultativa. Estatutos de la comunidad de ..

... rehabilitación del mismo, en el plazo de un mes, bajo dirección facultativa, apercibiéndoles de ejecución subsidiaria en caso de incumplimiento. ...

See this site for the ones in Gallego (all 20 of them): "Direccin Facultativa"&hl=en&l...

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The management (directorate?) charged with the project

(i.e., facultada).
This is kind of tricky, and I read it several ways, but this seems the most feasible. "Facultativa" can mean "staff, resident, professional, in-house" (as against "voluntary", which is weird in a public company); it can also mean "orientative" as in "medidas facultativas" (i.e., they do not oblige), but since this is public works, I would ask if this project does not fall under one of the Direcciones Generales (directorates, as against mere management) and if it does not specifically refer to the project.

You have a couple of other questions out there that do not sufficiently explain your context. Very delicate in public works!

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Authorised personnel in charge of project design and construction supervision. I have just had my house built and dirección facultativa meant the professionals in charge of and responsible for the project i.e. the architect and the quantity surveyor (aparejador)

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Faculty administration

This would refer to a college or university

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