Foundations in permafrost regions: building stability

Authored by: Stuart A. Harris , Anatoli Brouchkov , Cheng Guodong

Geocryology

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138054165
eBook ISBN: 9781315166988
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315166988-16

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Abstract

Present-day construction on permafrost ground utilizes one or several specialized techniques to minimize the problems encountered with thaw-sensitive and frost-susceptible soils. Various combinations of these basic techniques are used in almost all construction projects carried out in permafrost regions. Choice of the method or methods used for buildings depends on the type of structure, the weight of the objects to be stored in it, the properties of the substrate, the climate, and the drainage conditions. Along linear right-of-ways, the choice of method will usually vary according to the changing microenvironments that are being traversed.

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