USE THE METRE NOW

Complete conversion to the metric system is inevitable at some future date. At this time, however, it would make good sense to effect at least a partial conversion in the area of length for the construction industry. Contractors could still continue to use English units in their estimates, but job measurements would more conveniently be made in metric units in the contractor's office. Workers on the job would also utilize metric rules and tapes. Calculations are in the use of metric measurements, it is expected in the near future that suppliers will provide materials in metric dimensions, and engineers will furnish metric designs. This could result in new standards for forms and designs. Many suppliers already carry the necessary metric instruments. Partial conversion will eliminate worse problems at a later date, and the construction industry will find itself better equipped to handle the total metric conversion that is inveitable if the United States is to remain in step with the rest of the world.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Concrete Construction Publications, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 321
    Addison, IL  USA  60101
  • Authors:
    • WENZEL, H
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 309-313
  • Serial:
    • CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
    • Volume: 21
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: CEMENT & CONCRETE ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND
    • ISSN: 0549-0219

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141248
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM