A Half-Century of Cold-Regions Construction

by F. Lawrence Bennett, (M.ASCE), Prof. and Head; Engrg. and Sci. Management, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 4, Pg. 839-851

Document Type: Journal Paper


A review of construction practices in cold regions of the United States and Canada sine 1925 reveals that, despite current emphasis on work in these areas, the industry has successfully completed a large number of projects under adverse cold conditions throughout this 50-yr period. Over 50 North American cold-regions projects are reviewed, including buildings, excavation, piling, roadway, bridge, dam, canal, and waterworks projects. Mention is made of cold weather construction practices in foreign countries, and a current project, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, is noted.

Subject Headings: Cold regions | Cold region construction | Infrastructure construction | Excavation | Highways and roads | Bridges | Dams | Canals | United States | Canada

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