The Progress of the Work of the Bureau of Standards in Cement and Concrete

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Title: The Progress of the Work of the Bureau of Standards in Cement and Concrete

Author(s): Rudolph J. Wig

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 9

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 380-392

Keywords: none

Date: 12/1/1913

Abstract:
The National Bureau of Standards was established by Congressin 1901 with broad functions which included not only the development and custody of the standards of weight and length, but the standarization of measuring apparatus, the determination of physical constants, and the determination of the properties of materials for general use in technology and trade. Every industry has its units for determingin both quantity and quality, with particualr methods of measurement requiring its special measuring measuring instruments.