Construction on permafrost

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Journal titleCanadian Geotechnical Journal
Pages236251; # of pages: 16
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; construction work; cold regions; Sol; travaux de construction; zone froid
AbstractPermafrost, or perennially frozen ground, occurs widely throughout the northern half of Canada. Experience has shown that special design and construction techniques are required for building on permafrost in order to avoid disturbing the delicate thermal balance that preserves the frozen ground. The state of knowledge is reviewed with respect to site investigations, foundation designs, water supply and sewage disposal, the construction of transportation facilities, and the influence of surface flooding, drainage and other disturbances on the ground thermal regime. Attention is drawn to an extensive literature and research needs are outlined.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number11843
NPARC number20374792
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Record created2012-07-23
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