METRIC DESIGN GUIDE
Each announcement should state: "This project will be designed and built entirely in
For A/E firm announcements, including term contract announcements, the following
should be added as an evaluation factor: "Familiarity with metric system and ability to
design in metric units."
Note: Do not yet mandate metric experience. While many firms have substantial metric
experience, many excellent design firms have not yet had a metric design opportunity.
For CM announcements, including term CM announcements, the ollowing should be
added as an evaluation factor: "Familiarity with metric system and ability to perform
required services in metric units."
Each Request For Proposal (RFP) shall require a summary of the firm's metric experience, its
experience with the metric system, and its ability to perform required services in metric units.
Construction CBD Guidance
Use the following terminology for each CBD advertisement for construction projects designed
Show the area of the project in metric dimensions only:
Example: "This project involves the renovation of a 24 000 gross square meter (GSM)
State: "This project has been designed completely in metric units. All testing will use
metric units. Shop drawings and product literature must be submitted with metric
dimensions. Supplements to existing product literature will be accepted on bond paper."
A/E-CM Scope Guidance
The following terminology is recommended for insertion into each A/E scope of work.
Metric Measurement . Measurements and units of any type, on all submissions of this
project, shall be shown in SI metric units exclusively. English system measurements shall not