tolerance Topic

Tolerance

Definition: the permitted deviation from a specified dimension, location, or quantity.- ACI Concrete Terminology


Tolerances are a means to establish permissible variation in dimension and location, giving both the designer and the contractor limits within which the work is to be performed. They are the means by which the designer conveys to the contractor the performance expectations upon which the design is based or that the project requires. Such specified tolerances should reflect design assumptions and project needs, being neither overly restrictive nor lenient.

JOURNAL Articles ON TOLERANCE

Elongation Tolerance for Short Tendons in Post-Tensioned Building Structures

Publication: Structural Journal
Date: 7/1/2017

Engineered Cementitious Composites for Improved Crack-Width Control of FRC Beams – A Review

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/1/2017

Concrete Q&A: Tolerances for Floors Supporting Operable Partitions

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 1/1/2017

Benefits of Fiber Addition on the Seismic Resistance of RC Joints

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/1/2016

Seismic Column-to-Footing Connections Using Grouted Splice Sleeves

Publication: Structural Journal
Date: 9/1/2016

ASCC Position Statement #43

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 8/1/2016

Movements That Affect Tolerance Measurements

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 7/1/2016

Concrete Q&A: Concrete Cover for Unbonded Tendons

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 1/1/2016

Synthesis of a Novel Superplasticizer Prepared from Brown Coal

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/1/2015

Interaction of Polycarboxylate-based Superplasticizer/Poly(vinyl alcohol) with Bentonite and Its Application in Mortar with Clay-bearing Aggregates

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/1/2015

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FREE ONLINE EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS ON tolerance (VIDEOS)

Planning for the Control of Construction Tolerances and Deflections

by Eamonn F. Connolly

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