The Tolerance Cloud

Designers, reinforcing steel detailers, and software programmers often fail to factor the impact of fabrication tolerances into their work. This article discusses constructability issues involving a single reinforcing bar and the tolerance envelope that exists at that single bar. An example is given to demonstrate how the fabricated bar arriving on the construction site can be quite different from the bar that the designer or software programmer envisioned due to the tolerances allowed in fabrication. Constructability problems could be significantly reduced if this is kept in mind during the design process.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 61-63
  • Serial:
    • Concrete International
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: American Concrete Institute (ACI)
    • ISSN: 0162-4075

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2005 12:48AM