Synthesis of Best Practice for Design and Construction of Roadways and Airports Over Permafrost

PI: Billy Connor (UAF), bgconnor@alaska.edu, ORCID: 0000-0002-4289-2620

Co PIs: none

AMOUNT & MATCH: $53,000 from PacTrans; $53,000 Match

PERFORMANCE PERIOD: 8/16/2018 – 8/15/2020

STATUS: Active

CATEGORIES: Permafrost, Design, Construction, Best Practice, Airports

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FINAL PROJECT REPORT: will be available once completed

PROJECT DATA: will be available once completed

DESCRIPTION: This study is focused on using the existing literature to develop a synthesis of best practice for practitioners to use. Authors will be selected based on their expertise in design and construction practices on permafrost.  Topics include, but are not limited to

  • How the formation of permafrost defines ice content and the resulting thaw settlement.
  • How permafrost and climate change impact planning
  • Data collection including geotechnical information, vegetative cover, ground water, etc.
  • How construction scheduling impacts the performance of the roadway over permafrost.
  • Mitigation techniques, how they are applied, when to use them and when not to use them.
  • How to include permafrost into Asset Management and Life Cycle Costs
DELIVERABLE DUE DATE DATE RECEIVED
Research Project Progress Report #1 4/10/2019 4/16/2019
Research Project Progress Report #2 10/10/2019 10/20/2019
Research Project Progress Report #3 4/10/2020
No Cost Extension Request 6/15/2020
Draft Report 6/15/2020
Final Project Report 8/15/2020