The Northern Community: A Search for a Quality Environment

by Ted S. Vinson, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, Oreg.,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-267-8 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-267-3 (ISBN-10), 1981, Soft Cover, Pg. 794

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Conference information: Specialty Conference on the Northern Community 1981 | Seattle, Washington, United States | April 8-10, 1981

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Fifty-eight of the papers prepared by individuals attending the 1981 Specialty Conference on the Northern Community are presented. The papers are organized into seven main subjects related to the Northern Community: (1) Planning and development; (2) Physical and social environment; (3) Transportation, ports and harbors; (4) Architecture, structures and construction; (5) Wastewater treatment and solid waste management; (6) Water resources; and (7) Freezing, frozen, thawing ground environment. Specific geographic locations covered include Alaska, Canada, China, and the U.S.S.R. Subjects range from employee absenteeism to forestry, and from ice build-up to railroads, sewers and zoning. Sample paper titles include, Dry Ash Handling System in Cold Climatic Conditions and Relationship Between Normal Frost-Heaving Forces and Areas of Bearing Plates. The Conference was sponsored by the ASCE Technical Council on Cold Regions Engineering, and co-sponsored by the ASCE Alaska Section, the ASCE Seattle Section, and the Canadian Society for Engineering. Illustrations accompany several papers.

Subject Headings: Waste treatment | Resource management | Water resources | Frozen soils | Social factors | Architecture | Harbor facilities | Construction wastes | Alaska | United States | Canada | China | Asia


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