Ice and Snow Utilization in Cold Regions Construction

by Kelly Crick, Arctic Slope Wright Schuchart, Construction Co, Anchorage, AK, USA,
John D. McClellan, Arctic Slope Wright Schuchart, Construction Co, Anchorage, AK, USA,



Abstract: An overview of requirements is presented for the planning, design, and construction of roads, pads, and airfields using water, ice and snow as construction materials. Practical guidelines for equipment, construction techniques, and maintenance are presented as well as economics and problems associated with this type of project. Using water, ice and snow as construction materials in cold regions is now commonplace, but the success of each project still is highly dependent on weather conditions.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure construction | Construction materials | Ice | Cold region construction | Snow | Construction methods | Highway and road design | Water use

 

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