Fifth standard developed through the Northern Infrastructure Standardization Initiative

CAN/BNQ 2501-500, Geotechnical Site Investigations for Building Foundations in Permafrost Zones, the fifth standard developed through the Northern Infrastructure Standardization Initiative (NISI), has been published.

Excerpt from announcement from the Standards Council of Canada and and the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ) below:

"This standard establishes a consistent methodology for performing geotechnical site investigations so that the results can be used to design building foundations with due consideration—in a risk management framework—of the conditions prevailing at the building site, including the distinctive characteristics of permafrost and the seasonal and interannual climate conditions as well as the projected climate conditions over the service life of the building foundations. 

In the long term, it is expected that this standard will help reduce maintenance issues which, as a result of climate change or improper site evaluation, can cause permanent damage to structures." 

 

We would like to thank Roger Anderson, CQL, for representing the NNCA in the development of this standard.

 

For more information

Please follow this link for the announcement from the Standards Council of Canada.

Please visit the BNQ website for more information and to download the standard for free.