The Unforgiving North

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Conference4th Canadian Building Congress: Learning from Experience/ Avoiding Failures: 1985-10-6, Ottawa, Ont.
Pages15764; # of pages: 94
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; building failures; cold regions; external envelopes; foundations; ventilation; wind; building failures; building envelope; foundations; ventilation; wind, permafrost, extreme cold effects
AbstractBuilding failures in the North have often resulted from indiscriminate application of standard southern construction practices. A number of environmental factors unique to the North must be taken into consideration before durability can be achieved. This paper proposes solutions to a variety of envelope, foundation and ventilation problems, which are related to the high winds, permafrost and long cold periods characteristic of the North.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number27895
NPARC number20386277
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Record created2012-07-25
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