Revenge of the M-Word

The metrication bandwagon rolled on during the last year. In this Felt-Tip, we follow-up on some recent developments discussed in last year's Felt-Tip on metrication. We also highlight how the steel industry is metricating. Last year, GSA's headquarters said that they would accept soft-metric concrete masonry units instead of hard-metric concrete masonry. During the past year, due to Congressionally-mandated cuts in GSA's budget, the soft-conversion ruling has been usurped by some GSA regional offices and non-GSA agencies who now make their own construction decisions. Some projects anticipated to use soft-metric concrete masonry are being required to be hard metric. The result has been confu

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