Technical Aspects of Metric Construction

by Edward R. Lewandowski, (M.ASCE), Asst. Chf.; Div. of Research, Water and Power Resources Services, Denver, Colo.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 1, Pg. 39-45

Document Type: Journal Paper


The Water and Power Resources Service, formerly the Bureau of Reclamation, has begun construction of a number of major projects using SI metric units. Technical aspects of the design and construction activities are discussed. Experiences of both Government staff and contractor's staff are presented, with emphasis on metric equipment used. Recommendations are given for techniques and procedures to be used when future projects are constructed in metric.

Subject Headings: Metric systems | Construction management | Water reclamation | Hydro power | Water resources | Project management | Water treatment | Bureau of Reclamation

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