AISC LRFD Spec and Properties of Structural Shapes
Codes and Standards
are in SI version. Metric Database for ASD and LRFD
available. Manual of Steel Constr to be SI in 1994.
About 90 % of codes and standards needed by us to do
design are available today in metric.
ASHRAE All handbooks available in SI.
Many not in metric are being converted now.
ASME Most ASME standards contain SI data.
Codes and standards have not hindered renovation or
ASTM ASTM Standards in Building Codes contain SI in
new construction designs in metric to date.
almost every standard.
Documents listed below are now being extensively used
AWS AWS standards contain SI data.
in metric design projects of every sort.
BOCA National Building, Fire Prevention, Mechanical
For codes or standards not in metric, rounding
and Plumbing Codes have SI.
techniques have been proven sufficient.
CSI CSI Spectext has SI. Other CSI publications contain
The missing component to full metric conversion in
SI or are being converted now.
United States construction is the implementation of
metric design projects in the federal, state, local and
CSSB Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau WA, New
private design communities.
Roof Construction manual comes in SI version.
Michael Westfall 206 453 1323
Only this full implementation will create the need to
continually improve metric codes and standards.
Handbooks contain SI data.
These are sample documents where most of the text, or
the entire text, contain SI/english or pure SI data.
Kitchen Cabinet Mfrs Assn A161.1,
Recommended Performance and Construction Standards
AASHTO Standard Specs. for Structural Supports for
for Kitchen and Vanity Cabinets now has SI. KCMA
Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals (1985),
reports exporting firms do so in SI units.
including revisions to 1991, have SI data.
NEBB National Environmental Balancing Board
Construction Manual for Highway Bridges and
Fundamentals, Air Systems, and Hydronic Systems
Incidental Structures has SI in many areas.
guides available in SI.
Standard Specs for Highway Bridges contain SI data and
NFPA Almost all standards now have SI. Examples:
formulas in appendix E.
NFPA 13 Installation of Sprinkler Systems
Standard Specs for Transportation Materials, now
NFPA 20 Installation of Centrifugal Fire Pumps
contain SI, in Parts 1 and 2. Many tests use SI only.
NFPA 24 Private Fire Service Mains
Many standards are identical to ASTM standards, most
NFPA 70 National Electric Code
of which now contain SI data.
NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
ACI 318M, 318.1M available, which are SI versions.
SBC Standard Building Code has SI. 1994 versions of
Fire, Plumbing and Mechanical will have SI.
ACSM Amer Congress on Surveying and Mapping
Metric Practice Guide was recently reissued.
SMACNA All SMACNA publications now being
converted to contain SI data.
AFPA Amer Forest and Paper Assn First LRFD manual
and next National Design Spec will have SI.
UBC 1994 versions of Building, Fire, Mechanical, and
Plumbing will have SI.
AIA Graphic Standards, has SI chapter. Masterspec will
be available in metric shortly.
UL Many UL standards contain SI units.