It is becoming increasingly apparent that some human activities and development practices are negatively affecting the well-being of the planet and putting future generations at risk. Public agencies are recognizing the paramount importance of adopting more “sustainable” practices and products—those that preserve or enhance economic, environmental, and social well-being—in designing, constructing, and maintaining public infrastructure, including pavements. Owners of the nation’s roadway system are beginning to consider imposing sustainability measures in their contracts. This is an important step toward a more sustainable infrastructure. But pavement owners, designers, material suppliers, and contractors are handicapped by two features of the paving community: (1) the lack of practical information about pavement sustainability and (2) the many other critical needs that compete with sustainability for attention and resources.
CP Road Map, Track 13: Concrete Pavement Sustainability
Van Dam, Thomas and Taylor, Peter, "Building Sustainable Pavements with Concrete: Briefing Document" (2009). InTrans Project Reports. 154.