Metric Design Guide (PBS-PQ260)  


After January 1994, all GSA renovation and new construction projects shall be designed in metric. We thank the private firms, contractors, government agencies, and individuals who provided feedback. This document may be freely copied and distributed. Our goals for this edition have been:

  1. Give lessons learned on use of metric
  2. Minimize impact on design firms, contractors, and producers, while complying with the national directive of complete metric conversion
  3. Use private sector guidance wherever possible
  4. Convert to a metric thought process