Engineering design and construction in permafrost regions: A review

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ConferenceNorth American Contribution to the Second International Conference on Permafrost: 1973-07, Yakutsk, Siberia, USSR
Pages553575; # of pages: 23
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; engineering design; construction technology; Sol; conception d'ingenierie; technologie de la construction
AbstractThis state of the art review summarizes key points of present knowledge in North America and major problem areas relative to engineering design and construction in permafrost regions. Topics discussed include the special importance of proper site selection and investigation, environmental engineering and protection constraints, current concepts of foundation design including footings, piles, ground anchors, foundations near or in water bodies and control of frost heave, design criteria for roads, railroads and airfields, North American experience with dams and reservoirs, excavation and underground construction studies in frozen ground, drainage, groundwater movement and artesian water conditions and problems, difficulties of providing reliable water, waste disposal and other utilities systems at reasonable cost in permafrost regions and the state of the art in the field of petroleum production and pipelines. Areas in which further research and development are required for improvement of engineering design and construction are summarized in a concluding section of the paper.
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PublisherNational Academy of Sciences, Publ.
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number13848
NPARC number20374243
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