dimensionering

08:03 Feb 15, 2013
Danish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / zero-energy buildings
Danish term or phrase: dimensionering
Det reducerede varmebehov betyder, at korrekt dimensione-ring af tekniske installationer og beregning af dimensionsgivende varmetab er stadig mere kri-tisk, idet bygherre i nogle tilfælde beregner og dimensionerer varmeanlægget...

Any offers on 'dimensionering' in this instance? Design is one option but are there others? Doesn't seem to fit all the way through.
phil curry
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:53


Summary of answers provided
4dimensioning
Norskpro
3correctly dimensioned
Christine Andersen
3sizing / right-sizing
Richard Green


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sizing / right-sizing


Explanation:
I often find that "size", "sizing", or "right-sizing" are good generic solutions for this when "design doesn't always fit, but I am sure that there are other more context-specific solutions too.

Hope this is of some help, Phil.

Richard Green
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Notes to answerer
Asker: Hi Richard, I take your point and it was one of my other options but it sounded so clumsy although as we know from bitter experience - especially with EU stuff, from time to time one has to use terms that just don't sound right. But cheers, and FYI, so far I've solved it like this: ... design of technical installations and accurate calculation of heat loss are even more critical, as in some cases, contractors size the heating system so that there is a precise correlation between the estimated heat loss and the amount of additional heat required ...

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correctly dimensioned


Explanation:
I find it is sometimes possible to rephrase to avoid the worst.

... means that correctly dimensioned technical installations and accurate calculation of dimension-determining heat losses will be more critical, since in some cases the builder calculates and determines the dimensions for the heating system...

That could probably be improved, but it is a suggestion to work on.

You cannot always keep the same parts of speech in English as in Danish. In my present job I have ´har vægttab´ which really is just losing weight, plain and simple!


Christine Andersen
Denmark
Local time: 10:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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dimensioning


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Norskpro
Norway
Local time: 10:53
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Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
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