The literature of cold weather construction documents the importance of providing temporary proctection of projects during the winter in northern regions. A survey of Alaskan contractors regarding the temperatures below which certain types of work cannot be performed confirms the need to provide heating and enclosures under such conditions. A case study of a typical Alaskan building construction project is described, with particular reference to the use of polyethylene sheeting, lumber, unit heaters, and steam heating system to maintain temperatures at reasonable levels. A computer program for use in estimating the costs of temporary protection is presented, its use on a typical project is shown, and a successful program validation effort is summarized. /Author/

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  • Accession Number: 00165338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 13191 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM