Permafrost and foundations

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 64
Physical description5 p.
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; foundations; pile foundations; gravel; thermal insulation; Basements and foundations
AbstractAbout one half of the total land area of Canada is underlain by perennially frozen ground, more commonly known as permafrost, and as development moves northward consideration must be given to this feature of the terrain. This Digest briefly describes permafrost and its characteristics and discusses problems related to foundation design in permafrost areas.
PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Les fondations dans le pergélisol
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number933
NPARC number20325296
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Record identifier2137e26e-6ed9-4f5e-942f-70e40e88618a
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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