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English translation: footing shrinkage

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23:35 Jun 18, 2001
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Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: mermas zapatas
It's a translation of a term used in a software program for architects and engineers.
The only thing that comes to mind is "excess footings", but is there a specific technical term that I haven't been able to find?
Jenniferan
English translation:footing shrinkage
Explanation:
is another possibility. The Louis Robb engineering dictionary has "merma" = shrinkage or leakage, and even with the little context in your excerpt, the latter term hardly seems to fit.

Shrinkage, however, is quite reasonable, particularly with regard to cement or concrete footings.

Hope this helps!
HC
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nalintel shrinkage? lintel reduction? or weakening?
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nafooting shrinkageHeathcliff


  

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footing shrinkage


Explanation:
is another possibility. The Louis Robb engineering dictionary has "merma" = shrinkage or leakage, and even with the little context in your excerpt, the latter term hardly seems to fit.

Shrinkage, however, is quite reasonable, particularly with regard to cement or concrete footings.

Hope this helps!
HC


    Robb, Diccionario para Ingenieros (29th ed.), C.E.C.S.A.
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lintel shrinkage? lintel reduction? or weakening?


Explanation:
"Zapata" in architecture is lintel.


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