PERMAFROST INVESTIGATIONS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA AND YUKON TERRITORY

INFORMATION REGARDING DISTRIBUTION AND CHARACTERISTICS OF PERMAFROST IS VITAL TO THE SOLVING OF CONSTRUCTION PROBLEMS CAUSED BY PERMAFROST. THE SOUTHERN FRINGE OF THE PERMAFROST REGION IS PRESENTLY EXPERIENCING INCREASING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW TOWNS, COMMUNICATION LINES, MINES AND OIL EXPLORATION AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW ROADS. BECAUSE OF THIS NEW DEVELOPMENT AND BECAUSE OF THE MANY CONSTRUCTION PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED, THE DIVISION OF BUILDING RESEARCH INITIATED A LONG RANGE PROGRAM OF FIELD SURVEYS OF THE NORTHERN SECTIONS OF THE PRAIRIE PROVINCES. IN 1964 A FIELD SURVEY WAS CARRIED OUT IN NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA AND SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY WHICH RESULTED IN THIS REPORT. /CGRA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Nrc 9762, 115 PP, 41 FIG, 6TAB, 22 REF, 1APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Nrc Div Bldg Research /Can

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  • Authors:
    • BROWN, R J
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00237286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CANADIAN GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1970 12:00AM