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Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (31 July 2001)
By: American Society of Civil Engineers (Author), NAHB Research Center (Author), National Association of Home Builders (U S ) (Author), Structural Engineering Institute (Author) & 1 more
This standard addresses the design and construction of frost-protected shallow foundations in areas subject to seasonal ground freezing. Foundation insulation requirements to protect heated and unheated buildings from frost heave are presented in easy-to-follow steps with reference to design tables, climate maps, and other necessary data to furnish a complete frost-protection design. The advantages of this technology include: improved construction efficiency over conventional practices, increased energy efficiency, minimized site disturbance, and enhanced frost protection. A commentary is included to provided background information and important technical insights.