Tolerance, Concrete

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.

Practice oriented papers and articles ON TOLERANCE, CONCRETE

Concrete Q&A: Accepting Substrates Prepared by Other Contractors

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 9/1/2021

Establishing Thickness Tolerances for Parking Lot Slabs

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 7/1/2021

Concrete Q&A: Coordinating Tolerances

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 6/1/2021

On the Rate Sensitive Fracture Behavior of Strain-Hardening Cement-Based Composites (SHCC) Depending on Fiber Type and Matrix Composition

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2021

Elevated Foundations for Rotating Machines for High Speed Balancing Facilities

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2021

Effect of synthetic fibers on the quasi-static and blast behaviour of reinforced concrete beams

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2020

Concrete Q&A: Concrete Placement for Ogee Dam and Tie Spacing Tolerances

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 6/1/2020

A Comparison of Floor Tolerance Measuring Approaches F-Numbers, 10-Foot (305 cm) Straightedge, and Waviness Index

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2020

The Un-Shored Composite Slab on Metal Deck Part III, Level Deflected Slab Strategies

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2020

The Un-Shored Composite Slab on Metal Deck Part I, Construction and Behavior

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2020

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