This Standard specifies the minimum requirements applicable to the planning, the conducting and the reporting of geotechnical site investigations for building foundations in permafrost.
The goal of the Standard is to ensure that geotechnical site investigations will provide sufficient and correct site information so that the design of the foundation of a new building or the rehabilitation plan of an existing building foundation can properly take into account the conditions prevailing at the building site, the particularities applicable to permafrost, including seasonal and future climatic conditions.
This Standard applies to geotechnical site investigations performed to:
- support the design of foundations for any types of new buildings located in permafrost,
- monitor the site specific conditions over time,
- support the design of the rehabilitation plan of existing building foundations affected by permafrost degradation.
It does not apply to geotechnical site investigations performed to support the design of roads and other types of infrastructure such as bridges located in permafrost.
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