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Translation Problems – Different Ideas in Different Tongues

January 15, 2018
David

One of the biggest misconceptions about translating, and one of the biggest translation problems, comes from the underlying belief that words are a tool for expressing ideas.Many people, if you were to ask them, would say that they believe that…

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Translation as a distressed buy

Translation of Technical Terms – Part 1

November 21, 2017
David

Translation of Technical Terms   This article consists of two parts. Part 1 – For industry outsiders, we give a breakdown of the issues involved with the translation of technical terms. Part 2 – For translators, we give a breakdown…

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Environmental responsibility

Interior Design and Environmental Responsibility – The Translators Viewpoint

November 13, 2017
David

Future trends in interior design are being strongly influenced by increased political pressure to utilise sustainable raw materials and processes – Environmental Responsibility. This article will take a look at the international standards that are available and will look more…

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Brexit

Constructive Translations Brexit Statement

July 8, 2016
David

Our European Customers and Suppliers are still important to us In these uncertain Brexit times Constructive Translations will continue to find the best ways to work with our European customers and suppliers, who remain a key part of our business….

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Forces acting on windfarm foundation

Windfarm Turbine Foundation Construction

September 7, 2015
David

Overview There are 187,749 wind turbines with an average generating capacity of greater than or equal to 1,700kW each in one hundred and one countries (mid 2014). The average size of wind turbines is increasing and this places greater demand…

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Internationalisation

Construction Translation Overview for 2015

September 3, 2015
David

Over recent years, new technology and changes within the construction industry have led to changes in the way construction and engineering documents are translated. Over the coming years, this trend is expected to continue. This document aims to look at…

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Nuclear power plants

Nuclear Decommissioning

September 3, 2015
David

Nuclear Decommissioning   Decommissioning of nuclear facilities requires strict protocols to ensure that all sources of ionizing radiation are safely disposed of. Each country has a regulator with ultimate responsibility for the management of the decommissioning process. External contractors are…

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Stamps, seals and chops

What is the difference between seals, stamps and chops?

September 3, 2015
David

Stamps, Seals and Chops The term ‘seal’ can refer to a device used to make an impression in wax or paper, as well as the actual impression itself. ‘Stamp’ refers to a rubber stamp, a device where ink is applied…

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map of interior design companies

Are Interior Design Companies Hired by Software Companies?

September 3, 2015
David

This is a reasonable question when you consider the virtual environments that have been created by software game design companies. I see it in my own household where the kids play on-line games and create virtual living spaces, it is…

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CGR Rebar

CGR Rebar – New Corrosion Protection Process

September 3, 2015
David

CGR Rebar – New Corrosion Protection Process Reinforcing steel is used throughout the world in concrete structures of every kind. The steel often has a patterned surface to enhance the bonding with the surrounding concrete. Due to the nature of the…

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