castillos de la casa

English translation: reinforced concrete columns

18:18 Jun 2, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Physics / radiation measurements
Spanish term or phrase: castillos de la casa
This is from Mexico, in a report of measurements of radiation taken at a family home, trying to determine if some health problems the family is encountering are possibly being caused by elevated radiation levels in the home.
I have been unable to find anything relevant on "castillos de la casa", either online or in my print resources. I'm guessing it maybe means the attic area, or somehow the higher areas of the house, but I'm not sure at all.
Here's the phrase in context:
"Realicé unas medidas de niveles de radiación el sábado 26 de Marzo de 2011, en la casa ubicada en XXX #3 en Fraccionamiento YYY sección ZZZ, que a continuación le detallo: Se tomaron medidas en el piso y ***los castillos de la casa***, obteniéndose valores promedias de 34 µR/hr. Por otro lado, las medidas en la sala, cocina, baños y cuartos obtuvieron valones promedies de 26 µR/hr, a una altura de aproximadamente 60 cm del suelo. Estos resultados son similares a los obtenidos al estudio realizado el día 6 de Julio de 2009."
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
TomWalker
United States
Local time: 01:12
English translation:reinforced concrete columns
Explanation:
As said in the discussion, they are the framework columns
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Evelyne Trolley de Prévaux
Mexico
Local time: 00:12
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Thanks, Evelyne. They are reinforced concrete columns, but of a very specific type, commonly used in residential construction in Mexico. I think the correct English equivalent is "tie-columns" (see the discussion, above).
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Evelyne Trolley de Prévaux


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reinforced concrete columns


Explanation:
As said in the discussion, they are the framework columns


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinforced_concrete_column
    https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=reinforced+concrete+column&qpvt=reinforced+concrete+column&FORM=IARRSM
Evelyne Trolley de Prévaux
Mexico
Local time: 00:12
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 2
Grading comment
Thanks, Evelyne. They are reinforced concrete columns, but of a very specific type, commonly used in residential construction in Mexico. I think the correct English equivalent is "tie-columns" (see the discussion, above).
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