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Bryan Moderator
Bryan, Thank you for your response. Typically, we'd have a grout thickness of 1/8" to 1/4" thick only. I am reading through Section 4.1.2.2 of “Anchorage in Concrete Construction” by Eligehausen and Silva, and it states that "grout pads with a thickness of less than 20 mm do not have a negative effect on the shear strength of the column connections." Would you agree that as long as less than 20mm of grout is used, then the anchors can be evaluated as if there is no grout or standoff in the Hilti Profis software? Thanks, KSM