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Have you checked the Timber Framers Guild? See WWW.tfguild.org 

Thor Tandy <vicpeng(--nospam--at)telus.net> wrote:

>I am doing a forensic investigation of a residential floor "failure" with
>respect to poor evenness of a floor assembly. I have ascertained that the
>structure assembly is sound so it's a serviceability problem.
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>I have done some relatively careful and accurate levels on the floor surface
>and found that over about 30' I found some spots as low as 1.25" below "0"
>datum.
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>The original localized "depression" that was discovered and started this
>investigation, we have now successfully mitigated by jacking the floor joist
>immediately affected and spliced on new engineered beams.  We have achieved
>an evenness across the floor in general but the entire floor is sloping
>toward one corner . we conclude that it has been built that way.
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>I'm looking for code or guideline tolerances for timber framed construction.
>Steel has codified or recommended tolerances but I'm not sure that is
>applicable to timber construction.
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>Does anyone have any references or code prescriptions?
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>TIA
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>Thor A. Tandy P.Eng, C.Eng, Struct.Eng, MIStructE 
>Victoria, BC
>Tel: (250) 382-9115 
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