Life Cycle Assessment for Pavement Sustainable Development: Critical Review


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Certainly, one of the most cost effective and comprehensive infrastructure assets of the build environment is road infrastructure. The environmental impacts of this asset during its life-cycle drive researchers to create a foundational framework to quantify these effects. Life cycle assessment (LCA), a method for the assessment of all modules in a life cycle, has been examined to evaluate all the environmental modules and components of road projects due to constraints of environmental assessments. The enthusiasm for enhancing the sustainable development of basic infrastructure leads to quick expansion on pavement life cycle assessment. An audit of applicable published LCA studies has recognized that environmental modules, such as the usage module (rolling resistance of pavement, carbonation, and albedo), end of life (EOL) module, and components such as traffic congestion during the construction module are not regarded in most of the articles. These modules potentially have the same environmental impact as other regularly considered modules such as materials, transportation, and construction. The goal of this study is to recognize shortfalls in the fields that bolster pavement LCA, to prepare a comprehensive and straight forward methodology, and to provide a basis on which related studies can move forward



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Hamidi Abdul Aziz, Meor Othman Hamzah, Fauziah Ahmad, Badorul Hisham Abu Bakar, Ismail Abustan, Leong Lee Vien, Megat Azmi Megat Johari, Mohd Sanusi S. Ahamad, Rozi Abdullah, Norazura Muhamad Bunnori, Sharifah Akmam Syed Zakaria and Fadzli Mohamed Nazri




P. Babashamsi et al., "Life Cycle Assessment for Pavement Sustainable Development: Critical Review", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 802, pp. 333-338, 2015

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October 2015




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