AN INTRODUCTION TO OPTIMIZING THE USE OF MATERIALS AND ENERGY IN TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION

The proceedings are presented of a workshop which included 4 keynote papers and 7 sessions on the following topics: binding agents; quality standards and quality control; aggregates and other materials, earthwork or existing roadway preparation; waste materials, by-products, and recycled products; production and construction techniques; new products and procedures post-1985. The first keynote paper recognizes that the energy crisis is real and serious. It is suggested that optimizing involves conserving scarce and expensive items by increasing the use of more plentiful items. A second paper indicates how energy implications can affect roadway decision making. The construction materials situation is discussed in a third paper which points out where materials may be in short supply. The fourth paper presents a contractor's view of how energy and materials can be optimized. Workshop session participants identified current practices that conserve energy and materials in construction, suggested innovative practices in construction and materials technology, and delineated research needs in these areas. It was recognized that the bases for judgments are continually changing, and that energy will become increasingly significant in decision making.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-4
  • Monograph Title: OPTIMIZING THE USE OF MATERIALS AND ENERGY IN TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM