18:17 Aug 9, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: curado
This Argentine architect celebrates the precarious structures that appear during the construction process, particularly those associated with the encofrado, or framework. But what is the particular meaning of "curado" here:

Es la condenada ausencia del puntal, las cruces, las tablas de soporte y las cuñas que todo lo sostienen en fino equilibrio artesanal que este trabajo busca destacar. Ese momento en el que el dominio del arquitecto sobre la obra esta mermado por el conocimiento empírico y traslativo que generación en generación hacen del carpintero un maestro encofrador. Tengo extraña devoción por esas estructuras de carácter indómito que sobrepasan al proyectista y gobiernan su obra durante el efímero tiempo del curado.

the fleeting time of...

Wendy Gosselin
Local time: 02:32

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4 +7curing
Robert Carter



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Refers to the curing of concrete.

Accelerated curing is any method by which high early age strength is achieved in concrete. These techniques are especially useful in the prefabrication industry, wherein high early age strength enables the removal of the formwork within 24 hours, thereby reducing the cycle time, resulting in cost-saving benefits.[1] The most commonly adopted curing techniques are steam curing at atmospheric pressure, warm water curing, boiling water curing and autoclaving.

Note added at 10 mins (2018-08-09 18:28:32 GMT)

Although curing is the technical term for it, I think "hardening" would also work here, if you prefer.

"...during the brief hardening/curing time"

Robert Carter
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  patinba
3 mins
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agree  Sara Fairen: Or "the time it takes for the concrete to cure"
15 mins
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agree  J. Ignacio Ahumada: Por supuesto. Acá dejo algo interesante:
21 mins
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agree  Marie Wilson
44 mins
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agree  Rachel Fell
1 hr
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agree  JohnMcDove
1 hr
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agree  bigedsenior: or, curing time
7 hrs
  -> Thanks, bigedsenior.
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