Pile construction in permafrost

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ConferenceProceedings: Permafrost International Conference:
Pages477480; # of pages: 4
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; pile foundations
AbstractWhile permafrost provides excellent bearing for structures, it may lose its strength to such an extent that it will not even support light structures when thawed. Differential settlement is normal and usually results in serious damage or building collapse. Pile foundations were used extensively at Inuvik, NWT, an area of continuous permafrost to depths of over 300 ft. The use of piles at Inuvik was a suitable foundation type for the majority of buildings and facilities.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number9269
NPARC number20375527
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Record created2012-07-23
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