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15:55 Dec 13, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / Construction
Spanish term or phrase:castillos
Mexico City - regulations for new constructions in office building. "Los muros divisorios ... debenestar soportados lateralmente para que las fuerzas horizontales sismicas .. sean tomadas // por elementos estructurales como castillos, bastidores metalicos, u otros, de tal manera que permita el libre movimiento vertical de la losa intermedia superior.
What are castillos here? I've spent a lot of time with dictionaries and on the web with this one. Socorro!
Explanation: I don't know if this is the right word in English, but maybe this info can help you find it. Castillos are columns of four steel bars, linked by sections of thick wire that wrap around the bars, holding them together into position, spaced about 10 to 15 cm apart along the height of the castillo. It is placed into the middle of a form, and the form is filled with concrete to form a load-bearing column with the castillo as its flexible, shock-absorbing skeleton.