Basic Construction Principles in Higher Latitudes

by Shu-t'ien Li, (F.ASCE), Chmn. and Pres.; Li Inst. of Sci and Tech., Rapid City, SD,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 1, Pg. 33-38

Document Type: Journal Paper


The paper stresses an interdisciplinary approach, highlights the necessary background knowledge, expounds basic principles in the selection of construction materials, appraisal of loads, forces, and deformations, seasonal and on-site construction management, prefabrication for rapid on-site erection, subsurface tunnel and chamber construction, and closes with overall concluding remarks specifically directed to cold region, subarctic, arctic, and antarctic engineering construction.

Subject Headings: Cold region construction | Construction materials | Construction management | Load factors | Deformation (mechanics) | Seasonal variations | Prefabrication | Subsurface environment | Arctic

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