Construction in cold regions: a guide for planners, engineers, contractors, and managers
Written as a reference on effective engineering practice for construction activities in Arctic and Sub-Arctic regions. It is based on many sources around the world including the Soviet Union and China where people live and work in very low temperatures. Provides a broad look at overall problems found by engineers, contractors and builders, including case histories that illustrate actual projects throughout the cold regions of the world.
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Introduction to Cold Regions
Preparing Equipment for Work in the Cold
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