I have a gold mine design project in Mongolia, for which a geotechnical
report has specified a frost depth of 2.8 metres (9 foot 2 inches). This
has huge ramifications for footing design if all footings are to be located
below the frost line.
I would be interested on anyone's general comments regarding frost depth as
a design consideration, and links or references to information which may
assist me in dealing with this design issue.
Please reply to the group, as I hope to generate quite a general discussion
on the subject, which hasn't been well addressed in the past.
Perth, Western Australia (where the only frost line is in the beer fridge!!)