ENERGY USE AND CONSERVATION IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
This report reviews options for conservation of energy in highway construction and maintenance. Objectives to conserve energy were found to relate closely to objectives of conserving high quality materials and to reduce costs. For overall energy efficiency the best possible construction and maintenance procedures, consistent with budgetary limitations and avaliability of materials, are considered desirable. The Major conclusions are: No major changers from present-day construction practices are needed; Energy considerations should be a factor in planning and conducting research in all technological areas; Best potential for conserving energy in construction are increased use of mineral wastes and local materials, increased recycling for both asphalt and concrete pavements, substitution of emulsions for cutback asphalts; and Because of possibility of reduced asphalt supply in the future, long range studies for minimizing use of asphalt in highways are recommended.
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- Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, Richmond Virginia.
Virginia Highway and Transportation Research CouncilCharlottesville, VA United States
- Halstead, W J
- Publication Date: 1978-5
- Pagination: 51 p.
- TRT Terms: Asphalt pavements; Concrete; Conservation; Costs; Emulsions; Energy; Fuel consumption; Highway maintenance; Minerals; Road construction; Wastes
- Old TRIS Terms: Concrete technology
- Subject Areas: Construction; Energy; Environment; Finance; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation;
- Accession Number: 00194536
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-VA-78-R-42 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: 1360
- Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM