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Try AISC's Code of Standard Practice.  There should be version in each of
any of the newer AISC's steel manuals (9th edition ASD and 1st, 2nd or 3rd
edition LRFD).  Or if you want the latest version, it should be available
as a free download on AISC's website.

HTH,

Scott
Adrian, MI


On Fri, 21 May 2004 bbyrom(--nospam--at)vollmer.com wrote:

> I am working on a three story steel building that has columns that are
> broken at each floor level to allow for cantilevered beams to extend
> "through" the columns.  The steel detailer asked me the question of whether
> he should allow for shim plates between the column and cantilevered beam due
> to the tolerance of +/- 1/8" on the beam depth.  That seemed reasonable to
> me, but the erector claims that he can not be expected to shoot elevations
> of the steel and install to a set elevation.  Can anyone point me towards a
> reference that gives erection tolerences related to building framing
> elevations?  Does the shim plate requirement seem out of the ordinary?
>
> Thanks,
> Brad Byrom, P.E.
>
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