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Nels,

Imperial Units generally means standard old U.S. units as compared to
metric units.  Your client probably does not want imported metric bricks.

Thomas Hunt, S.E.
Duke/Fluor Daniel

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A client's specifications require the design of the project to be in
imperial units.

Is this a system of measurement?  What are its length/weight/force  units?

This is a project that involves brickwork, and I seem to recall that there
was a manufacturer of bricks that had  bricks of a special size and shape
that were called imperial bricks -- I suppose these specs could be
referring to  brick units.  But the existing bricks are commons, and the
context seems  to give imperial a meaning that is more probably related to
a system  of measurement.

Nels Roselund
Structural Engineer
South San Gabriel, CA
njineer(--nospam--at)att.net



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