Meters or Feet – Whichever Way You Want it

A multinational team of engineers went to a site trip to assess site conditions for a planned facility. There were supposed to be six(6) engineers but one (1) failed to show up, leaving the number to just five (5). The team composed of 2 Americans, a South African, an Egyptian and a Filipino.

It was truly a good experienced that every time, any of the non-American engineers mention, say 10 meters, the American will say, that is about 30 feet. Or if the American will say, that distance is about 60, he means about 60 feet, not 60 meters.

Whichever you want it, there lots of conversion going on. Meters or feet, whichever you want it, as long as everybody understand each other, then there will be no problem.

About the Author

Ver Pangonilo
A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) - Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) - Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).
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