Cold Regions Concreting

by J. Derle Thorpe, American concrete Inst Committee 306, Cold Regions Task Group, USA,

Part of: Cold Regions Construction: A State of the Practice Report


The quest for energy and other riches of the earth in the north regions, the establishment of permanent scientific and defense stations in cold regions, the high cost of project and construction financing, and the increased need to have projects 'returning' the investment as soon as possible are a few of the contributors to new emphasis on cold regions construction. This emphasis has placed new demands on the ability to place and protect fesh concrete, both plastic and recently hardened, from the destructive effects of cold weather.

Subject Headings: Cold region construction | Concrete construction | Cold regions | Concrete | Power plants | Financing | Investments | Plastics


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