Draft Details

Designation:S501
Source:CSA
Review start date:Jun 8, 2020
Review end date:Aug 8, 2020
Contact email:sue.ruscetta(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

This Standard covers the following strategies to maintain permafrost or mitigate permafrost degradation related to existing buildings or structures:

a) site techniques that consist of

i) site grading and drainage;

ii)  snow management; and

               iii) shading or albedo change

b)  foundation techniques that consist of

i) ventilation;

ii) ground insulation;

iii) foundation adjustment and levelling

iv) mechanized refrigeration and thermosyphons; and

v) foundation replacement;

This Standard also allows for site abandonment or structure demolition in response to permafrost degradation.

Monitoring is an essential component of this Standard. 

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