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In the U.S, where the federal government is leading the metrication process the recommended way is to use percentages, i.e. 66%, 54%, etc. My preference would be to have a 1:4 slope in place of conventional 3:12. But I am realizing now that the % method works with better accuracy when detailing in metric. For more information you can check out: site. Hope this helps.
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From: Paul Feather [mailto:pfeather(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2000 11:33 AM
To: SEAOC List
Subject: Metric Roof Slope

What is the standard way of specifying roof slope in metric countries?  In the US we use x:12, where x is so many inches of rise in 12 inches of run.  What is the standard in metric?
Thanks in advance,
Paul Feather