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Foundations in Permafrost
The effects of global warming on manmade structures in northern regions: Foundations in permafrost areas 28
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Synopsis:
The project aims to clarify the problems, challenges and opportunities associated with the design of various foundations for transmission-line towers, pipelines (for oil, gas or water), buildings and road structures, such as bridges and gutters, in permafrost regions threatened by climate changes.The effects of climate changes are e.g. that permafr... More...
Aim & Objectives:
Currently, large companies use pre-fabricated concrete or steel blocks for transmission-line tower or pipeline foundations, and transportation and installation of these impacts vast areas, often without input from local engineers. This project will consider this fact, and propose ways to involve local partners having appropriate knowhow. To introd... More...
Details
Priority: 1. Promoting innovation and competitiveness in remote and peripheral areas
Objective: ii. Accessibility
Theme: Transport, logistics, infrastructure

Total Budget: € 29 475
Total Funding Request: € 17 661

Start Date: 01/03/2009
End Date: 23/03/2010

Desk Officer Rachel Burn
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Lead Partner
Reykjavik University, Iceland
Mr. Haraldur Sigthorsson
+354 599 6200
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