The Technical Council on Cold Region Engineering assesses and reports effects of cold region environment upon engineering design, construction and operations and to make recommendations for advancement of scientific knowledge and practice in engineering solution of cold region problems.
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TCCRE Committees joined over 200 colleagues and professionals from all over the world to participate in the 15th International Cold Regions Engineering Conference, where the theme was Sustainable Infrastructure Development In A Changing Cold Environment.
15th International Cold Regions Engineering Conference in Quebec, Canada - August 2012
Learn more about the ASCE 10th International Symposium on Cold Regions Development (ISCORD) Conference in Anchorage, Alaska - June 2-5, 2013!
The Technical Council on Cold Regions Engineering of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Alaska Section of ASCE will sponsor the ASCE 10th International Symposium on Cold Regions Development (ISCORD) in Anchorage, Alaska at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center.
The symposium theme is "Planning for Sustainable Cold Regions." Large scale projects in the gas and oil industry, mining, and other natural resource development are currently planned in the North. Research activities in the Arctic and Antarctica are increasing and new facilities are planned. At the same time, all development actions are under increased scrutiny, and have to bring benefits without significant adverse effects to the environment as well as to the local population. Successful project permitting requires significant preliminary work, such as environmental assessments, assurance for response readiness for incidents, and development of new sustainable technologies. The conference will open Monday morning, June 3, 2013 with a welcoming plenary session. The 3-day program will include technical tracks and timely panel discussions about Climate Change, as well as a panel discussion on the Japanese Earthquake Debris. Available to those that attend are networking events, which include an ice breaker reception, awards luncheon, and a conference banquet.
The Harold Peyton, CAN-AM, Eb Rice Lecture Award, Best Journal of Cold Regions Engineering Paper Awards and Best Cold Regions Conference Paper Awards will also be presented during the conference.
Plans are under way to hold the 16th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering in summer 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Please click here for meeting minutes from December 2012.
TCCRE 2012-13 Executive Committee
Ted S. Vinson, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Chair
Jon E. Zufelt, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Past-Chair
Steven F. Daly, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE, Vice-Chair
David J. Prusak, P.E., M.ASCE, Secretary
Maureen A. Kestler, Aff.M.ASCE, Member
Frank Kim, ASCE Staff Contact
Interested in joining any of the Cold Regions Committees? Please fill out the committee form and email to: email@example.com.