Now if we could get the construction trades to go metric, which is
much larger hurdle then the auto industry.
I don’t think the problem is the building tradesmen, but the
material suppliers & the architects/designers.
About the only new tools the tradesman needs is measuring tools
(tape measures, squares etc.). The problem is getting the material
suppliers to standardize on metric size material, i.e… 4 x 8 sheets
of plywood etc., 1x4, 2x4, 2x6, etc.
A saw will cut the same whether the piece is measured in inches or
It’s interesting to note that when a new Federal courthouse was
built in Tucson a few years ago there were signs posted in front of
the build during construction that proclaimed, ‘This Is A Metric