Cold Weather Publications Available for Downloading
USACE TM 5-852-6 - Arctic and Subarctic Construction Calculation Methods for
Determination of Depths of Freeze and Thaw in Soils
TM 5-852-4 - Arctic and Subarctic Construction - Foundations for Structures.
The main topics are site investigations, foundation design, construction considerations and
monitoring for structures in cold weather. Includes material considerations, excavation,
backfill, inspection, slope stability, retaining walls, creep and bearing capacity.
TM 5-852-3 - Arctic and Subarctic Construction, Runway and Road Design
USACE TM 5-818-1 - Soils and Geology Procedures
for Foundation Design of Buildings and Other Structures (Except Hydraulic Structures)
USACE EM 1110-1-1906 - Soil
Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Cold Climate Utilities Manual, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering,
Montreal, 1986. An in-depth publication concerning water facilities. Also has excellent information
pertaining to foundations, roadways, runways, dams, earthwork and soil properties.
Phukan, Arvind, Frozen Ground Engineering, Prentice Hall, Inc.,
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1985. This publication has information on soil classifications including a
frost susceptibility soil classification, ice descriptions, as well as physical, mechanical and thermal properties of frozen soils. Drilling, sampling and
testing are discussed. This book also includes a foundation design philosophy, and analysis of thaw settlement, shallow foundations, pile foundations,
roadways, airfields, utility systems, and slope stability.
Rice, Eb, Building in the North, 4th ed., Alaska Science and Technology Foundation, Anchorage, Alaska,
1996. This publication mostly addresses the construction aspect of buildings. However, has excellent information
pertaining to planning a suitable foundation type based on siting and building use.
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