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Metric implementation in U.S. construction

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Published by University of Florida, Available from National Technical Information Service in Gainesville, Florida, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • METRIC SYSTEM,
  • CONSTRUCTION

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUniversity of Florida
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 79 leaves ;
    Number of Pages79
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25294503M


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