Metrication Between Canada and the USA—A Staged Adoption

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by George E. Maddox, Geo. Maddox and Associates, Inc, Spokane, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions

Abstract: Great Britain has led the way for change from English to metric units. There, as in the United States, industry and trade were the motivating forces for change. The gradual change to metric units in the United States has now been replaced by a firm target date and reporting schedule for compliance by federal agencies. To meet the congressionally mandated change to metric units most federal agencies have utilized the same staged adoption followed in Great Britain.

Subject Headings: Metric systems | Federal government | Team building | Scheduling | Professional societies | Legislation | Motivation | Industries | North America | Canada | United States | United Kingdom | Europe

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