Literature Survey of Cold Weather Construction Practices
PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION LAFAYETTE IN
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The objective of this study was to survey existing literature on cold-weather construction practices. The seasonality problem was defined and its economic and operational implications were identified. The effects of cold weather on men, material, and equipment were reviewed. Cold weather construction tasks were examined for technological constraints and comparisons were made with existing military and civilian codes. Research and observations pertaining to the construction tasks being examined were listed to provide a base for current and future development of cold-weather construction techniques. An attempt was made to analyze the natural and technological constraints imposed by the weather on men, material, and equipment. The economic feasibility of cold-weather construction was examined by reviewing the recorded experience of many segments of the international construction industry, and the economic advantages of cold-weather construction were listed.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology