Experience with a pier-supported building over permafrost

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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division
ISSN0044-7994
Volume86
IssueSM5
Pages114; # of pages: 14
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; pier foundations; construction technology; building performance
AbstractThe construction of a two-story steel frame building over permafrost at Churchill, Manitoba, during 1948 to 1950 is described and its performance discussed in relation to the construction techniques used. Its apparent satisfactory performance after nine years of occupancy suggests that the concrete pier and spread footing foundation used can be a practicable alternative to embedded foundations for large heated structures in permafrost regions.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierDBR-TP-119
NRC number5942
1726
NPARC number20377883
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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