Opening-up intact sites in the Russian North and Siberia involves all-year-round construction of structures ranging from cast-in-situ foundations for industrial buildings and runways at newly built and operating airports to public and residential buildings erected with entirely monolithic techniques. Climatic particularities formed over most part of this area being about necessity for concreting in natural settings the asperity of which is designated by a period of below-zero temperatures and strong winds spanning 4 to 6 months a year. So, to smooth extremes of natural environment, supplementary compensative arrangements are to be applied during winter concreting. They imply maintenance of favorable conditions to provide concrete hardening by making use of special thermodynamic effects which can be accomplished in wide arsenal of concreting techniques. The most advanced of them are those which utilize concrete curing with applied electrical energy.
2nd International Design for Extreme Environment Assembly (IDEEA Two). Growth and Environment: Challenging Extreme Frontiers
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- Concrete Structures;
- Low Temperature Environments;
- Engineering (General)