Survey of Basements in Aklavik

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; Volume 114
Physical description44 p.
SubjectBasements and foundations
AbstractOne of the problems under consideration is the feasibility of constructing basements at the new site of Aklavik. Technically there appear to be many difficulties in the construction of basements that will perform well in permafrost areas where the soil is subject to settlement on thawing. These technical difficulties tend to make the construction of basements uneconomical. In practice, relatively few basements have been built in such areas and there is virtually no published material on the performance of basements in permafrost.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number7868
NPARC number20338084
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Record identifierf99b68af-3c1e-48e5-a65c-f2bbd0020629
Record created2012-07-19
Record modified2016-10-03
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