Yarmak to be Honored with ASCE’s Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering

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May 1, 2014

Edward Yarmak, Jr., P.E., M.ASCE, is the recipient of the Harold R. Peyton Award for Cold Regions Engineering for his 41-year career contributions to cold regions engineering through publications, design and construction of earth structures in permafrost, passive and active subgrade cooling and unfired pressure vessels, and his participation through IPA, USPA, and ASCE TCCRE. President and chief engineer at Arctic Foundations, Inc., Yarmak has been involved in engineering, research, and consulting for over 41 years. Beginning as consulting engineering with Arctic Foundations in 1981, Yarmak advanced to president and is currently in charge of design, construction, and installation of foundations and related earth structures, passive and active refrigeration systems for subgrade cooling, and unfired pressure vessels. He has served as president of the U.S. Permafrost Association, member of the International Permafrost Association, chair of the Structures and Foundation Committee, and member of the Frozen Ground Committee for the ASCE Technical Council on Cold Regions Engineering. A registered professional engineer in the State of Alaska, Yarmak is the author of over 17 conference proceedings papers and research reports on thermosyphons, frozen barriers, permafrost thermal stability, refrigerated foundations, subgrade cooling and energy recovery systems, and passive thermal stabilization.

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