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Training/Formation NISI S500 Thermosyphon Foundations for Buildings in Permafrost Regions

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NISI S500 Thermosyphon Foundations for Buildings in Permafrost Regions


  • Infrastructure

NISI: S500 Thermosyphon Foundations for Buildings in Permafrost Regions

Who Should Attend

  • Public works foremen
  • Public housing maintenance manager
  • Housing managers
  • Utilities workers in Northern climates
  • Engineers

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Substitution of event attendee will be permitted at any time prior to the start date. Participant substitutions are permitted at any time prior to the start of the event. Please ensure that the substitute has met any prerequisite requirements.

Payment must be received in full before the event. CSA reserves the right to cancel any event and will, in such case, fully refund all registration fees. No liability is assumed by the organizers for changes in conference dates, content, speakers or venue.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what a thermosyphon is, why they are used, what they look like, and why they fail;
  • Understand how climate change affects thermosyphon foundation design and maintenance;
  • Develop the skills necessary to design thermosyphon foundations so they can be appropriately maintained;
  • Understand the importance of planning construction/installation for seasonal considerations and incorporating into the project management/planning phase
  • Determine when to use other standards that are referenced in CAN/CSA S500

Course Overview

This online course covers the requirements of the National Standard, CAN/CSA S500 for design and construction of a thermosyphon foundation system when identified as a design objective and prepares participants to design and construct a new structure built on permafrost with a thermosyphon stabilized foundation.

Course participants will develop an understanding of thermosyphon technology, including its main strengths and limitations when used in foundations in permafrost environments, the main steps in the thermosyphon foundation design and construction and commissioning process; key activities involved in the maintenance of thermosyphon foundations, including how to spot and what to do in the case of potential performance issues.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify and respond to potential challenges involved with thermosyphons and explain the limitations of thermosyphon foundations based on site conditions and intended service life of the structure.

Why get Your Training From CSA?

In 2012, CSA Group was selected by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) to develop standards to help address the impact of climate change in Northern Canada as part of the Northern Infrastructure Standardization Initiative (NISI). CSA Group has actively been researching the role standards and codes play in helping to mitigate the risk associated with changing climate and its impact on infrastructure in various regions of Canada since 2005. Our training reflects the latest industry research and the experts of technical experts to help participants apply these standards.

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