THAWING BENEATH BUILDINGS CONSTRUCTED ON PERMAFROST NEAR FAIRBANKS, ALASKA
ARCTIC CONSTRUCTION AND FROST EFFECTS LAB BOSTON MA
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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.
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology