The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) publishes a publication titled Residential Construction Performance Guidelines, which has information on construction tolerances. There are versions for both homeowners and contractors. Visit http://www.builderbooks.com/ for ordering information.
National Association of Home Builders
1201 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 266-8200
Toll-Free: (800) 368-5242
Fax: (202) 266-8400
In addition, WoodWorks offers information on Common Construction Tolerance Limits for Light-frame Wood Construction.