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Using Passive Refrigeration To Stabilize Foundations In Cold Climates

Passively refrigerated piles and gravel pads were selected as the foundation system for the new hospital in Kotzebue, Alaska Ashrae Journal; September 1993 Passive refrigeration using two-phase thermosyphons is being used to provide a stable foundation for the new $40 million hospital currently under construction at Kotzebue, Alaska. This project …

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Cool Hand Erv

The Anchorage Times (AK); February 22, 1990 While many Alaskans count the number of days until the big thaw, engineer Erwin “Erv” Long works to keep the ground frozen. Hidden below the surface, permafrost forms a firm but fragile foundation for life in much of Alaska. Long’s projects include repair of …

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