Engineering FAQs

7.2.1. How can one account for base-plate distortion due to welding?

When grouted, such curling or distortion is of no consequence. Otherwise (e.g., if leveling plates are used or if the base mates to a steel element), the gap allowance of 2005 AISC Specification Section M4.4 should not be exceeded. Additionally, see Specification Section M2.8, Finish of Column Bases.

last modified on 1 January 2006