MEETING THE NEED FOR SUSTAINABILITY

The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), formed in 2002 by ten international cement companies, is focused on ensuring the sustainability of concrete pavement through balancing economic factors, societal needs, and the environmental impacts of development. Accomplishments of the CSI have included developing protocols and guidelines for the accounting, reporting, and monitoring of emissions, developing guidelines on fuels and materials use, agreeing on standardized safety metrics, and preparing guidelines for an environmental and social impact assessment process for cement facilities. The CSI has also focused on issues related to public safety, tire-pavement noise, cooler pavements to avoid the formation of heat islands, as well as promoting the use of recycling and reuse strategies. The article concludes with a discussion of concrete pavement options that are available, such as plain-jointed or continuously reinforced, jointed plain, continuously reinforced, and concrete overlays.

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    James Informational Media, Incorporated

    2720 South River Road, Suite 126
    Des Plaines, IL  United States  60018-
  • Publication Date: 2005-8

Language

  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 50-55
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 12:46PM