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6.8. Inspection

6.8.1. What should the inspector observe when bolts are installed?

AISC Specification Section N5.6 governs the inspection of high-strength bolting.

6.8.2. How is a dispute over installed bolt tension in slip-critical connections resolved?

When disputes arise, an arbitration procedure utilizing a calibrated torque wrench is covered in the RCSC Specification Section 10, “Arbitration.” As discussed in 6.6.1, published standard torque values are not acceptable for use in lieu of actual calibrated torque values.