Foundations in Cold Regions
Introduction to Foundations in Cold Regions
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST
Working in the cold
Construction and the long term thermal regime
Construction for shallow foundations
Construction for deep foundations
Shallow Foundation Design in Cold Regions
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 1:00 – 2:30 PM CST
Shallow foundation design and the thermal state
Shallow foundation design for bearing capacity
Shallow foundation design for settlement
Mitigation of frost heave on shallow foundations
Deep Foundation Design in Cold Regions
Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST
Pile design philosophy
Types of piles
Axial pile design
Lateral pile design
Other considerations – downdrag, dynamic loads, frost heave
Foundation Construction in Cold Regions
Friday, February 21, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CST
Introduction to frozen ground
Physical, thermal, and mechanical properties of soils
Heat flow in soils
Ground thermal regime
Foundation design approaches
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Steven Halcomb, P.E., G.E.Geotechnical Engineer, CRW Engineering Group, LLC
Mr. Halcomb, P.E., G.E., has over 13 years of geotechnical and cold regions engineering experience and is currently employed by CRW Engineering Group, LLC in Anchorage, Alaska. He regularly oversees geotechnical efforts on projects ranging from several hundred thousand to multi-million dollars in various environments including the arctic, subarctic, and marine. He has experience in shallow and deep foundation design, construction, and inspection, including pile driving analyzer, and he has worked in ideal and adverse conditions including liquefiable and expansive soils and frozen ground. In addition, his geotechnical knowledge includes site planning and investigations, laboratory testing, slope stability, geotechnical earthquake engineering, ground improvement, earth retaining structures, reinforced soil and geosynthetics, braced and unbraced excavations, pavement design, construction testing, observation and monitoring, foundations in frozen ground, and thermal analyses. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Geo-Institute. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Arctic Engineering, and his M.C.E. and Earthquake graduate certificate from the University of Alaska Anchorage.