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Imperial on the surface, metric beneath

Following on from his article about the far-reaching influence of the measurement units used on road traffic signs, Ronnie Cohen now takes a look at the signs themselves and the roads they complement. Likes(20)Dislikes(0)

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A Biblical specification and a problem solved (almost)

We are justifiably proud in England of the legal principles laid down in Magna Carta in 1215, but less supportive of its command, “Let there be one measure …”. However, weights and measures laws are as old as civilisation. In … Continue reading

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And the winner is …

This week, Metric Views takes a look at a recent awards ceremony in the construction industry. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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