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- From: David Topete <d.topete73(--nospam--at)gmail.com>
- Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:27:33 -0700
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I worked at an office than primarily did DoD work. It took me forever to learn "soft metric." Now that I've been removed from it, I vaguely remember the conversions. Ultimately, I did most if my design in imperial units before finally converting to metric. On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Polhemus, William <wpolhemus(--nospam--at)craworld.com> wrote: > Sounds like a short list of reasons we invariably push back against > converting > to SI. > > Personally, I don't give a rat's furry rump either way. I just wish we'd > fish or cut bait. > > In 1996, my employer at the time prepared a large set of highway plans for > a Texas DOT project in the Rio Grande Valley. TxDOT had decided to get > ahead > of the curve since the Federal DOT had mandated switching to SI for future > projects, and this was one of the first jobs under the new SI standards. > > As we were completing that project, Congress put everything off > indefinitely > for the mandatory conversion. (Interestingly, the contractor on our > highway > project had an entire office trailer full of junior engineers whose task > was to go through our plans and convert everything to feet, inches, pounds, > cubic yards, etc. so their predominately Mexican workforce could use them). > Truncated 2146 characters in the previous message to save energy. -- David Topete, SE ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Post your message to the list by sending it to: SEAINT-SEAOSC(--nospam--at)mail-list.com. The email messages sent to the list will be saved in an archive on the World Wide Web. These archives are located at: http://archive.mail-list.com/SEAINT-SEAOSC To contact the list owner, send your message to: SEAINT-SEAOSC-list-owner(--nospam--at)mail-list.com. Sponsored By: Pacific Structural & Forensic Engineers Group, Inc. (PSFEG) To unsubscribe, switch to/from digest, get on/off vacation, or change your email address, click here. <http://cgi.mail-list.com/u?ln=seaint-seaosc&nm=seaintma%40euken.net>
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