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RE: STEEL JOIST: Erection Tolerances

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Deviation from a straight line between ends of any installed joist shall
not exceed 10 mm in 3 m (3/8 inch in 10 feet).

Harold Sprague

From: "Polhemus, Bill" <BPolhemus(--nospam--at)>
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Subject: STEEL JOIST: Erection Tolerances
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 09:24:02 -0500

Is anyone aware of published tolerances for the erection of steel roof
and floor joists (e.g. Vulcraft "K" series)? AISC of course has
extensive tolerance information in its "Code of Standard Practice," but
the brief SJI "Code of Standard Practice" doesn't appear to mention the

What have any of you done in this regard in the past? Adapted AISC CoSP?

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