Architecture and Construction Technique in the North

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Gwich'in Settlement Area, Sahtu Settlement Area, Dehcho Region, North Slave Region, South Slave Region, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Kivalliq Region, Kitikmeot, Nunavut

Tags: permafrost, engineering, construction, architecture, building structure survey

Principal Investigator: Nadji, Kayhan (2)
Licence Number: 12016
Organization: none
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: Self

Objective(s): To continue to analyse the dominant factors influencing the shape of buildings in the arctic: sun, high wind velocities, low temperatures, rain, drifting snow, etc.; to study the structure and review the basic aspects of technical design as applicable to various types of construction; to study permafrost and its effect in northern architecture; to investigate concepts, ideas and solutions to improve the quality of contemporary architecture in the Northwest Territories;

Project Description: The Researcher will continue to investigate the relationship between the architectural and technical aspects of buildings and severe northern climate.