Metrication of Construction?A Message to the American Society of Civil Engineers

by Thomas R. Rutherford, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Production and Logistics, Installations, Falls Church, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


The author discusses the reasons for metrication of the U.S. construction industry, describes the Canadian experience in this area, and outlines the necessary steps to alleviate the metrication in the United States.

Subject Headings: Metric systems | Steel construction | Systems engineering | Standards and codes | Construction industry | Building codes | Iron (material)

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