Document Type

Report

Publication Date

8-2009

Abstract

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.

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For more on this project and other project reports from InTrans, please visit http://www.intrans.iastate.edu

Granting Agencies

CP Road Map, Track 13: Concrete Pavement Sustainability

Language

English

File Format

PDF

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