1st Edition

Pavement Life-Cycle Assessment Proceedings of the Symposium on Life-Cycle Assessment of Pavements (Pavement LCA 2017), April 12-13, 2017, Champaign, Illinois, USA

Edited By Imad L. Al-Qadi, Hasan Ozer, John Harvey Copyright 2017

    An increasing number of agencies, academic institutes, and governmental and industrial bodies are embracing the principles of sustainability in managing their activities and conducting business. Pavement Life-Cycle Assessment contains contributions to the Pavement Life-Cycle Assessment Symposium 2017 (Champaign, IL, USA, 12-13 April 2017) and discusses the current status of as well as future developments for LCA implementation in project- and network-level applications. The papers cover a wide variety of topics:

    - Recent developments for the regional inventory databases for materials, construction, and maintenance and rehabilitation life-cycle stages and critical challenges
    - Review of methodological choices and impact on LCA results
    - Use of LCA in decision making for project selection
    - Implementation of case studies and lessons learned: agency perspectives
    - Integration of LCA into pavement management systems (PMS)
    - Project-level LCA implementation case studies
    - Network-level LCA applications and critical challenges
    - Use-phase rolling resistance models and field validation
    - Uncertainty assessment in all life-cycle stages
    - Role of PCR and EPDs in the implementation of LCA

    Pavement Life-Cycle Assessment will be of interest to academics, professionals, and policymakers involved or interested in Highway and Airport Pavements.

    Pavement life cycle assessment: A comparison of American and European tools
    J. Santos, S. Thyagarajan, E. Keijzer, R. Flores & G. Flintsch

    Lessons learned in developing an environmental product declaration program for the asphalt industry in North America
    A. Mukherjee & H. Dylla

    Current difficulties with creation of standardized digital climate calculations for infrastructural projects
    L. Strömberg

    Development of an environmental Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) protocol for flexible pavements that integrates life-cycle components to a proprietary software
    F. Osmani, M. Hettiwatte, S. Kshirsagar, S. Senadheera & H.C. Zhang

    Review and comparison of freely-available tools for pavement carbon footprinting in Europe
    D.L. Presti & G. D’Angelo

    Route level analysis of road pavement surface condition and truck fleet fuel consumption
    F. Perrotta, L. Trupia, T. Parry & L.C. Neves

    Impact of PCC pavement structural response on rolling resistance and vehicle fuel economy
    D. Balzarini, I. Zaabar & K. Chatti

    Cool pavement LCA tool: Inputs and recommendations for integration
    H. Li, J.T. Harvey & A. Saboori

    Rolling resistance and traffic delay impact on a road pavement life cycle carbon footprint analysis
    L. Trupia, T. Parry, L.C. Neves & D.L. Presti

    LCA case study for O’Hare International Airport taxiway A&B rehabilitation
    J. Kulikowski

    Exploring alternative methods of environmental analysis
    A.F. Braham

    An uncoupled pavement-urban canyon model for heat islands
    S. Sen & J.R. Roesler

    The importance of incorporating uncertainty into pavement life cycle cost and environmental impact analyses
    J. Gregory, A. Noshadravan, O. Swei, X. Xu & R. Kirchain

    Functional unit choice for comparative pavement LCA involving use-stage with pavement roughness Uncertainty Quantification (UQ)
    M. Ziyadi, H. Ozer & I.L. Al-Qadi

    Role of uncertainty assessment in LCA of pavements
    S. Inti, M. Sharma & V. Tandon

    Calculation method of stockpiling and use phase in road LCA: Case study of steel slag recycling
    O. Yazoghli-Marzouk, M. Dauvergne, W. Chebbi & A. Jullien

    Concrete pavement life cycle environmental assessment & economic analysis: A manitoba case study
    M. Alauddin Ahammed, S. Sullivan, G. Finlayson, C. Goemans, J. Meil & M. Akbarian

    Life-cycle assessment tool development for flexible pavement in-place recycling techniques
    M.K. Senhaji, H. Ozer & I.L. Al-Qadi

    Life-cycle assessment of road pavements containing marginal materials: Comparative analysis based on a real case study
    M. Pasetto, E. Pasquini, G. Giacomello & A. Baliello

    Integrated sustainability assessment of asphalt rubber pavement based on life cycle analysis
    R. Cao, Z. Leng, M. Shu-Chien Hsu, H. Yu & Y. Wang

    Environmental assessment and economic analysis of porous pavement at sidewalk
    X. Chen, H. Wang & H. Najm

    LCCA for silent surfaces
    F.G. Praticò

    Life cycle assessment and benchmarking of end of life treatments of flexible pavements in California
    A. Saboori, J.T. Harvey, A.A. Butt & D. Jones

    Life cycle assessment of pavements under a changing climate
    O. Valle, Y. Qiao, E. Dave & W. Mo

    Capitalizing green pavement: A method and valuation
    X. Liu, D. Choy, Q. Cui & C.W. Schwartz

    A methodology for sustainable mechanistic-empirical pavement design
    N. Soliman & M. Hassan

    Energy consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of high RAP central plant hot recycling technology using Life Cycle Assessment: Case study
    Y. Lu, H. Wu, A. Liu, W. Ding & H. Zhu

    Implementation of life cycle thinking in planning and procurement at the Swedish Transport Administration
    S. Toller & M. Larsson

    Emission-controlled pavement management scheduling
    U.D. Tursun, R. Yang & I.L. Al-Qadi


    Imad L. Al-Qadi is the Founder Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also the Director of the Advanced Transportation Research and Engineering Laboratory (ATREL) and the founding Director of the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT). Prior to that, Imad holds a Ph.D. degree from Penn State University and he was the Charles E. Via, Jr. Professor at Virginia Tech. A registered professional engineer, Professor Al-Qadi has authored/ coauthored around 600 publications and has delivered more than 550 presentations including numerous keynote lectures. He has led more than 120 projects to completion; in addition, he is managing about 50 projects annually as an ICT director since 2006. He is the past president of the ASCE T&DI Board of Governors and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Pavement Engineering. Professor Al-Qadi is an Honorary Professor at several universities in Europe and China. His expertise is on highway and airfield pavement mechanics and evaluation, tire-pavement interaction, electromagnetic wave interactions with civil engineering materials and ground penetrating radar (GPR), asphalt rheology, geosynthetics, instrumentation, pavement sustainability, life cycle assessment, and forensic engineering and arbitration.

    Hasan Ozer is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Hasan Ozer holds a B.S. from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey, M.S. from Northwestern University, and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, all in civil engineering. Dr. Ozer currently serves as principal and/or co-principal investigator on several Illinois Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration sponsored studies on the development of sustainable pavement systems, life-cycle assessment of pavement systems, and recycled material characterization. He has also assisted in the development of testing protocols investigating pavements constructed with recycled and alternative materials.

    John Harvey is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of California, Davis and chair of the Transportation Technology and Policy graduate group. He is Director of the University of California Pavement Research Center (UCPRC), which has an ongoing partnership of the University of California (Davis and Berkeley) and the California Department of Transportation for research and development of a wide range of pavement technology. He is principal investigator for research, development and implementation projects covering a wide range of pavement materials, design, management, cost and environmental topics for Caltrans, FHWA, FAA, CalRecycle, the California Air Resources Board and industry. His BSCE is from Oregon State University and his graduate degrees are from UC Berkeley. He is a registered civil engineer in California. He initiated the series of pavement LCA conferences in 2010.