## Recommended practice for the use of metric (SI) units in building design and constructionDept. of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, Institute for Applied Technology : for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1977 - Technology & Engineering - 39 pages |

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### Contents

SI UNITS FOR USE IN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION | 10 |

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE USE OF SI UNITS IN BUILDING DESIGN | 22 |

APPENDIXES | 31 |

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ACCEPTABLE UNITS UNITS APPENDIX base unit building design calculations involving candela centimeter CGPM coherent compound unit cubic meter decimal marker degree Celsius DENSITY derived units design and construction dimensions document electrical energy engineering expressed fluids FLUX footcandle HEAT FLOW RATE International System joule kelvin kilogram kilogram-force kilojoule kilonewton kilowatt km/h LUMINOUS LUMINOUS EFFICACY Luminous flux MASS PER UNIT materials megapascal meter per second metric system MODULUS multiples and submultiples NAME TYPICAL APPLICATIONS National Bureau newton meter numerical values pascal second PLANE ANGLE pound-force PREFERRED OTHER ACCEPTABLE preferred unit rules and recommendations Section shown Sound power level sound pressure special names square meter square millimeter supplementary units survey System of Units TABLE G technical Technology temperature interval TYPICAL APPLICATIONS REMARKS UNIT LENGTH UNIT NAME TYPICAL UNIT SYMBOL PREFERRED units and symbols units in building UNITS UNITS SYMBOLS units with special watt