Control of snow drifting about buildings

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 146
Physical description5 p.
Subjectsnow drifts; buildings; snow barriers
AbstractSnow drifting is a phenomenon that cannot be avoided in the open areas of most regions of Canada, but troublesome drifts round buildings can be minimized by proper location and shape of building and by suitable landscaping. Special protective measures include fences that collect snow in predetermined places or assist in blowing it away. Careful consideration must be given to the direction of the snow- bearing wind when action is planned to prevent the formation of drifts.
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PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Prévention des congères aux alentours des bâtiments
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number594
NPARC number20329964
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Record identifier13911ee6-ef74-4e1c-affe-c04aab9ad439
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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