Commentary on Standard CAN3-B78.3-M77 : Building Drawings

  1. (PDF, 3 MB)
  2. Get@NRC: Commentary on Standard CAN3-B78.3-M77 : Building Drawings (Opens in a new window)
DOIResolve DOI:
AuthorSearch for: ; Search for:
Journal titleBuilding Practice Note, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada
Subjectmetric system; architectural drawings; metric conversion; microfilms; design guidelines; standards; Codes & guides
AbstractThe National Standard of Canada CAN3-B78.3-M77--Building Drawings, was one of the first metric standards related to the building industry. It provided designers and builders with an important tool to assist in the change to SI. The codifying language of the standard, and its size, however, did not allow for explicit explanations of each rule established in it. In this commentary, the authors' intent is to describe the rationale behind the standard. Various basic rules on metric usage are presented in Part 1 of the commentary. Consequent rules for the preparation of working drawings are presented in Part 2. Part 3 consists of a selection of the set of drawings included in the standard which serve to illustrate the rules and practices outlined in Parts 1 and 2. Part 4 covers additional information usually included in a set of architectural working drawings but not included in the standard.
Publication date
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number746
NPARC number20329034
Export citationExport as RIS
Report a correctionReport a correction
Record identifier29ae44e1-b45f-4417-9bdb-498befdbca91
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
Bookmark and share
  • Share this page with Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Google+ (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Delicious (Opens in a new window)