Life Cycle Perspective on Concrete and Asphalt Roadways: Embodied Primary Energy and Global Warming Potential

This study presents estimates of embodied primary energy usage and global warming potential over a 50 year "life cycle" for the construction and maintenance of comparable flexible asphalt and rigid Portland cement concrete pavement structures across the following road types and regions: typical Canadian arterial roadways; typical Canadian high volume highways; a Quebec urban freeway and; a section of the Highway 410 freeway in Ontario.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 92p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01098893
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: TAC
  • Created Date: May 6 2008 7:34AM