CEREAL Carbon Road Map for energy efficient pavement maintenance

Enhanced reduction of CO2 emission is becoming more and more crucial to modern society. Various models and tools have been developed over the years, but most tools focus heavily on the construction phase while 90% of road works is maintenance and rehabilitation and not construction. The CEREAL Carbon Road Map project presented in this paper developed a decision tool that is harmonised on the European level. It can be applied by national road administrations, contractors and consulting agencies to investigate or to demonstrate the sustainability of different choices in design, construction, materials and maintenance strategies on the CO2 emission. A simple-to-use software tool was developed. The tool addresses both the construction and the maintenance phase. This paper shows the structure of the tool and demonstrates how the tool may be used. The tool contains a default maintenance strategy database with various relevant structural and sustainability data. The user may add his region or country specific treatments to tailor the tool to his specific situation.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01534588
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2014 10:16AM