Research Teams and Units
Cold-Region Construction Engineering Research Group
Geotechnical Research Team
●Research into efficient maintenance and management methods for structures on peaty soft ground
In embanking on peaty soft ground, the cost of maintenance is rising to repair long-term settlement or liquefaction occurring during earthquakes. To lower life cycle costs, research on rational countermeasure work methods or maintenance methods is performed under field conditions.
●Research into civil engineering and frost heave in the winter time
In cold snowy regions, problems which occur are quality management of embankments constructed during the winter and damage to civil engineering structures caused by frost heaving. Fact finding surveys and trial constructions are performed in the field to research construction technologies in cold environments.
●Research into seismic performance evaluation of foundation structures in unusual soil
Behavior during earthquakes of problematic soil as peat or volcanic ash soil will e clarified, and research conducted on earthquake resistance performance evaluations and reinforcement technologies for pile foundations constructed in problematic ground.