ISO-13793 Thermal performamce of buildings - Thermal design of foundations to avoid frost heave


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This standard gives simplified procedures for the thermal design of building foundations so as to avoid the occurrence of frost heave.

It applies to foundations on frost-susceptible ground, and includes buildings with both slab-on-ground floors and suspended floors.

It covers heated and unheated buildings, but other situations requiring frost protection (for example roads, water pipes in the ground) are not included.

The standard is not applicable to cold stores and ice rinks.

The standard applies in climates where the annual average air temperature is above 0 °C, but does not apply in permafrost areas where the annual average air temperature is below 0 °C.




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91.120.10 (Thermal insulation of buildings Thermal insulation in general, see 27.220 Thermal insulating materials, see 91.100.60)

93.020 (Earthworks. Excavations. Foundation construction. Underground works Including geotechnics Earth-moving machinery, see 53.100)

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Document Number

ISO 13793:2001

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Publication Date

March 15, 2001

Committee Number

ISO TC 163/SC 2