Building industry

The successful metrication of the building industry owes a great deal to the centralised planning and the availability of information throughout the process.

Building Metrication News

Originally published in the 1960s, Building Metrication News brought together, in one place at regular intervals, news of everything which would help individual firms in the building and construction industries to plan ahead.

“A change to metric measurement at some time was inevitable. Whatever time was chosen it would have been inconvenient and expensive. The longer it was left the more expensive it would have been. Decisions being made at the present moment in support of the change will determine the success of our use of the metric svstem for hundreds of years. The opportunity is unique for it allows us not just to change our method of measurement but to rationalise our vocabulary of building components. But it does mean change; change for the size of every component in the country. Let us make certain that we do not play lip service to change while in fact maintaining our existing anarchy of sizes. Certainly this is the cheaper way out in the short term and it is hardly unreasonable for any firm or sector of industry to wish to achieve the change with the maximum economy. But whenever we are debating the extent of the changes involved let us consider not only our immediate technological and economic problems but also the fact that we are determining a pattern for future generations, future exports and future international collaboration. On this will depend our future economy and technology.”

Building Metrication News, 22 September 1967

1967

Building Metrication News
1967-09-22
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1967-10-27
Building Metrication News
1967-11-24
Building Metrication News
1967-12-22

1968

Building Metrication News
1968-01-26
Building Metrication News
1968-02-23
Building Metrication News
1968-03-22
Building Metrication News
1968-04-26
Building Metrication News
1968-05-24
Building Metrication News
1968-06-28
Building Metrication News
1968-07-26
Building Metrication News
1968-08-23
Building Metrication News
1968-09-27
Building Metrication News
1968-10-25
Building Metrication News
1968-11-22
Building Metrication News
1968-12-27

1969

Building Metrication News
1969-01-10
Building Metrication News
1969-01-24
Building Metrication News
1969-02-14
Building Metrication News
1969-02-28
Building Metrication News
1969-03-14
Building Metrication News
1969-03-28
Building Metrication News
1969-04-11
Building Metrication News
1969-04-25
Building Metrication News
1969-05-09
Building Metrication News
1969-05-23
Building Metrication News
1969-06-13
Building Metrication News
1969-06-27