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Metric conversion in the construction industries--technical issues and status

Hans J. Milton

Metric conversion in the construction industries--technical issues and status

by Hans J. Milton

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Building -- United States.,
    • Metric system.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementHans J. Milton, Sandra A. Berry.
      SeriesNBS special publication ;, 598
      ContributionsBerry, Sandra A., United States. National Bureau of Standards.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQC100 .U57 no. 598, TH153 .U57 no. 598
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 143 p. :
      Number of Pages143
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4236114M
      LC Control Number80600173

      Metrication (or metrification) is the process of introducing the International System of Units, also known as SI units or the metric system, to replace a jurisdiction's traditional measuring gh U.S. customary units have been defined in terms of metric units since the 19th century, as of the United States is one of only three countries (the others being Myanmar and Liberia. The construction season represents a major turning point in the metric conversion process currently underway in the highway construction industry. Data collected by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) indicates that just under 65 percent of the construction dollars will be let for projects.

      In the US, obtaining a decent metric tape measure, or other construction tools in millimeters, is almost impossible, because of The Invisible Metric Embargo. The formal recommendations for metric construction in the United States is in the Metric Design Guide (PBS-PQ) September The review content in Mosbys Canadian Comprehensive Review of Nursing, Second Edition covers each major clinical area, with separate chapters to address Canadian components of practice and legal issues. The book includes an introduction for students preparing for the exam.5/5(5).

        The Metric Conversion Act is an Act of Congress that U.S. President Gerald Ford signed into law on Decem It declared the metric system "the preferred system of weights and measures for United States trade and commerce", but permitted the .   Most Americans can remember, from the late s, when U.S. metrication (metric conversion) was proceeding like a five-year plan commanded by the Kremlin. Wall charts and study guides in grade schools indoctrinated students like me about the “superior” and “more scientific” SI (Le Système International d’Unités: the new and improved Author: Peter Seymour.


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Milton, Hans J. Metric conversion in the construction industries--technical issues and status. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Abstract. Information is provided on technical issues and the status of metric conversion in the construction industry. Several aspects of metric standardization are discussed which include: planning consideration for the metric change; current activities of professional and industry groups; technical implications in the construction industries; dimensional coordination; metric Author: Hans J.

Milton, Sandra A. Berry. NationalBureauofStandards _, Library, MetricConversionintheConstruction m 4m Industries—TechnicalIssuesandStatus Metric conversion in the construction industries--technical issues and status / By Hans J.

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