Accession Number : ADA325471

Title :   Shallow Insulated Foundation at Galena, Alaska. A Case Study.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Danyluk, Lawrence S.

PDF Url : ADA325471

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A 2000 sq. ft addition to an aircraft control tower was constructed at Galena, Alaska, during the summer of 1990. Because of limited resources, a shallow insulated foundation (SIF) was specified instead of a traditional foundation (one in which the bottom of the footing is placed lower than the anticipated depth of frost penetration). An SIF design allows the footing to be placed at a much shallower depth by incorporating the use of strategically placed insulation around the foundation. The insulation utilizes heat from the building and surrounding soil, redirects it to the area around the foundation, and thus reduces the frost penetration.

Descriptors :   *INSULATION, *TOWERS, *FROST, *FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), TEMPERATURE, ALASKA, DEPTH, PENETRATION, CASE STUDIES, HEAT LOSS, AIRCRAFT INTERCEPT CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE