The comprehensive guide to construction tolerances!
How much may a steel frame be out of plumb? What are the expected variations of a precast concrete panel? What is required to successfully detail finish materials on masonry?
The go-to source for fast answers to just about any question like these is the Handbook of Construction Tolerances, by David K. Ballast, AIA, CSI. It’s the only comprehensive reference to the thousands of industry standard tolerances for the manufacture, fabrication, and installation of construction materials and components – including all-important accumulated dimensional variations.
Here’s a closer look at what you’ll find in this thoroughly updated Second Edition:
- More than 100 drawings illustrating the tolerance concepts.
- New sections on measuring compliance with tolerance standards: right-of-way construction; autoclaved aerated concrete; tilt-up concrete panels; interior stone wall cladding; structural insulated panels; decorative architectural glass and laminated architectural flat glass.
- New guidelines on how to incorporate tolerance requirements in drawings and specifications.
- New guidelines on incorporating tolerance information in contract administration.
Whether you are an architect, interior designer, contractor, or specification writer, you will find this book to be an invaluable reference.