Accession Number:

AD0712630

Title:

THAWING BENEATH BUILDINGS CONSTRUCTED ON PERMAFROST NEAR FAIRBANKS, ALASKA

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARCTIC CONSTRUCTION AND FROST EFFECTS LAB BOSTON MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1955-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The paper deals with some observations made by personnel of the Arctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory to determine the effectiveness of various methods of preventing thawing beneath heated buildings constructed over permafrost. At the Fairbanks Research Area on Farm Loop Road near Fairbanks, Alaska, temperature changes beneath 11 buildings were recorded for a period of 5 to 8 years the effects on 4 of these buildings are reported. Vertical movements of the buildings were also noted.

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE