Cold Regions Engineering in Norway

by Kaare Flaate, Dir.; Norwegian Road Research Lab., Oslo, Norway,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 4, Pg. 68-69

Document Type: Feature article


The use of insulating materials is a key factor in cold regions engineering in Norway. It is applied in road construction in areas where frost heave and reduced bearing capacity would be severe. It is also used for protection of railroad tracks, highway tunnels, and for reinforcement of existing roads when other suitable materials are scarce. The article describes Norway's climate soil conditions, the various types of insulation, and the procedures for their installation.

Subject Headings: Cold regions engineering | Highways and roads | Building insulation | Railroad tracks | Infrastructure construction | Load bearing capacity | Frost heave | Cold region construction | Europe | Norway

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