ENERGY CONSERVATION IN PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION

Effective use of energy in the construction of asphalt pavements can result in significant conservation and in most cases reduce the cost. Through the planned use of stage construction, the pavement may be developed only as required by traffic growth. Although this does not reduce the total energy requirement, it does result in the energy and cost being spread over a longer period of time and used only if demanded by traffic. Paving should be planned for completion during the summer months, which will also result in a lower energy demand for preparation of hot-asphalt mixes because aggregates in most areas will contain less water and require less heat for drying at that time. Use of the drum mixer so that lower mixing temperatures may be used will also reduce energy requirements as will use of emulsified asphalt, obviating the need to heat or dry the aggregate.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Military Engineers

    800 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20006
  • Authors:
    • Lovering, W R
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 356-357
  • Serial:
    • Military Engineer
    • Volume: 66
    • Issue Number: 434
    • Publisher: Society of Military Engineers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00265334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1975 12:00AM