Building in Permafrost

Marcia Phillips
WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF

Implementing a building project in permafrost presents technical as well as logistical challenges. Frozen soil can make building conditions extremely difficult, since the structure of soil and its geotechnical properties can change. In high altitudes every project has its own unique problems that call for special practical solutions, e.g. installation of anchoring systems to reduce heat conduction to the ground below or use of special building materials. Marcia Phillips from will outline in her lecture the problems associated with permafrost in connection with climate change.

Lecture in German.


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