A systematic assessment of road pavement sustainability through a review of rating tools

Bryce, James and Brodie, Stefanie and Parry, Tony and Lo Presti, Davide (2016) A systematic assessment of road pavement sustainability through a review of rating tools. Resources, Conservation and Recycling . ISSN 0921-3449 (In Press)

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Abstract

Pavements are engineered systems present in every modern society, and they have significant environmental, economic and social impacts. In an effort to promote more sustainable decisions regarding pavement design, construction and management, several pavement sustainability assessment tools have been developed. This research reviewed some of these tools and found that many of them do not treat the pavement as a system; instead, they seek to optimize individual aspects of the pavement in an effort to increase its sustainability. Therefore, a framework for analytically assessing the system outcomes towards sustainable objectives is presented and applied for modern pavement sustainability assessment. The results suggest that this framework provides a way to systematically include data in the evaluation of the outcomes of pavement management decisions towards achieving sustainable objectives.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Pavements; Sustainability assessment; Lifecycle assessment; Infrastructure management; Performance management
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2016.11.002
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 14:00
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 14:18
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/40239

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