Sustainable Construction in Remote Cold Regions: Closure Report

The goal of this project was to identify sustainable construction techniques appropriate for remote and cold regions, some of which apply to operations and maintenance as well. The vast body of literature regarding green construction in warm regions was reviewed, and information that might be applicable to cold and remote regions was ascertained. A hierarchal taxonomy was developed to categorize the information and reduce it to a form useful for presentation to engineering and construction managers. Twenty-two engineers and construction managers, all familiar with cold regions and remote projects, were interviewed, and the information and taxonomy were reviewed with them. This process resulted in a set of preliminary guidelines, which were then presented at two different meetings: one at Associated General Contractors (AGC) and one at the Department of Transportation (DOT), Central Region, where the preliminary guidelines were revised slightly. The final set of guidelines, approximately 160 suggestions and notes, was used to develop a module for University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) construction management classes, although it is suitable for other learning venues. The module, the Guidelines, as well as a preliminary paper are available on the Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Regions (CESTiCC) website.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 93p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01603675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: INE/CESTiCC 101414
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 2016 1:58PM