PacTrans: Synthesis of Best Practice for Design and Construction of Roadways and Airports Over Permafrost

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Billy Connor



  • Start Date: Aug 16, 2018
  • End Date: Aug 15, 2020

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Project Summary

This study is focused on using the existing literature to develop a synthesis of best practice for practitioners to use. Authors will be selected based on their expertise in design and construction practices on permafrost.  Topics include, but are not limited to

  • How the formation of permafrost defines ice content and the resulting thaw settlement.
  • How permafrost and climate change impact planning
  • Data collection including geotechnical information, vegetative cover, ground water, etc.
  • How construction scheduling impacts the performance of the roadway over permafrost.
  • Mitigation techniques, how they are applied, when to use them and when not to use them.
  • How to include permafrost into Asset Management and Life Cycle Costs