American Society of Civil Engineers

Design and Construction of Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations

(Standard No. 032-01)

by American Society of Civil Engineers
Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-0564-2 / 0-7844-0564-6 (print), 978-0-7844-7082-4 (PDF), 2001, v, 36 pp., (doi:, 28 cm.     (Barcode: RMI MK31516)

ASCE sponsor: Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)

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Document type: Books - Standards
Abstract: This Standard addresses the design and construction of frost-protected shallow foundations in areas subject to seasonal ground freezing. Foundation insulation requirements to protect heated and unheated buildings from frost heave are presented in easy-to-follow steps with reference to design tables, climate maps, and other necessary data to furnish a complete frost-protection design. The advantages of this technology include improved construction efficiency over conventional practices, increased energy efficiency, minimized site disturbance, and enhanced frost protection. A commentary is included to provided background information and important technical insights.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Cold regions
Frozen soils
Shallow foundations

Library of Congress Call Number:  TH2101.D44 2001
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Foundations--Design and construction--Standards--Cold regions.
Foundations--Cold weather conditions.
Frozen ground.