Cold Regions Engineering

by Radoslaw L. Michalowski, (M.ASCE), Underground Space Center, Dept. of Civ. and Mineral Engrg., Univ. of Minnesota,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-680-5 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-680-6 (ISBN-10), 1989, Soft Cover, Pg. 408

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Conference information: Fifth International Conference | St. Paul, Minnesota, United States | February 6-8, 1989

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Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This volume contains papers that were presented at the 5th International Cold Regions Engineering Specialty Conference, sponsored by ASCE and held in St. Paul, Minnesota, February 6-8, 1989. These application-oriented and research papers represent a wide variety of topics from the area of Cold Regions Engineering. Building technology is represented by papers on the design of a laboratory at McMurdo Station Antarctica, case histories of buildings in Greenland, and construction problems related to cold weather in Minnesota. At least three papers discuss the design of pile foundations in cold regions. Papers devoted to construction and maintenance of highways and airfields present the use of low viscosity and rubber-modified asphalts, pavement crack control, and the technology of snow removal. Environment issues, such as waste management in Antarctica are represented by two papers, while four others discuss particular problems of waterways in cold region. Finally, properties of frozen soils and frost action in soils are explored in the remaining papers.

Subject Headings: Cold regions engineering | Cold region construction | Building design | Soil properties | Frozen soils | Case studies | Foundation design | Pile foundations | Antarctica


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