- Criteria and Design Guidance for Army and Air Force Buildings and Facilities Including:
- Headquarters, Barracks and Dining Facilities
- Medical and Dental Facilities
- Family Housing and Child Development Centers
- Development and Testing of Innovative Phase Change Materials for Heat Exchange Systems
- Thermal Analysis of Unique, Cold Regions Infrastructure
- Roof Ventilation Design Guidance to Avoid Problematic Icing
- Research on Permafrost Engineering and Interactions with Infrastructure
- Techniques to Minimize Snow and Ice Problems in and Around Buildings
- Energy Efficiency Analysis
Pavements, Concrete, and Airfields
- Snow Drift Siting Studies Using Wind Tunnel Facility
- Development of Cold Tolerant Concrete Mixes
- Mechanistic-Empirical Models for Pavement Subgrade Design
- Research on Permafrost and Terrains
- Design and Repair Guidance and Criteria for Air Force Bases and Fixed Runways
Polar Facilities and Logistics
- Research to improve the Army's ability to conduct operations in extreme climates and remote locations.
- Improved site planning for Arctic land disturbance analyses.
- Provide Arctic and Antarctic operation and logistics support.
- Development of construction methods and design requirements for sea ice, glacial ice, and deep snow airfields.
- Development of autonomous instrument shelters for extreme climates.
- Strategic defense and national facilities located in cold and remote locations.
- Performance criteria must be adapted to provide high reliability.
- Cold regions can add significant cost penalties to build and sustain facilities.
- Effects of extreme cold on material and procedures.
- Army Transformation infrastructure must support all season operations.