ERIC Number: ED201519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Metric Conversion in the Construction Industries--Technical Issues and Status.
Milton, Hans J.; Berry, Sandra A.
This Special Publication was prepared at the request of the Metric Symposium Planning Committee of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). It is intended to provide information on technical issues and status of metric conversion in the United States construction industries. It was made available to attendees at the NIBS Symposium on "Metric Conversion in the Construction Community" which was held December 2-3, 1980, in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, it will be available to other affected parties in the construction community. The report contains information on planning for the metric change, current metric activities of professional and industry groups, technical implications in the construction industries, dimensional coordination, metric building products and services, research issues, and timimg. It is intended to provide assistance for informed decision making relative to metric conversion for the U.S. construction industries. Also included in the report is a bibliography of relevant construction industries' metric technical information. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Construction Industry, Coordination, Industrial Education, Information Dissemination, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education, Measurement, Metric System, Program Descriptions, Supplementary Reading Materials
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($5.50).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC. Center for Building Technology.