1st Edition

Pavement, Roadway, and Bridge Life Cycle Assessment 2020
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Pavement. Roadway, and Bridge Life Cycle Assessment 2020 (LCA 2020, Sacramento, CA, 3-6 June 2020)

ISBN 9780367551667
Published July 2, 2020 by CRC Press
542 Pages

USD $224.95

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Book Description

An increasing number of agencies, academic institutes, and governmental and industrial bodies are embracing the principles of sustainability in managing their activities. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an approach developed to provide decision support regarding the environmental impact of industrial processes and products. LCA is a field with ongoing research, development and improvement and is being implemented world-wide, particularly in the areas of pavement, roadways and bridges. Pavement, Roadway, and Bridge Life Cycle Assessment 2020 contains the contributions to the International Symposium on Pavement, Roadway, and Bridge Life Cycle Assessment 2020 (Davis, CA, USA, June 3-6, 2020) covering research and practical issues related to pavement, roadway and bridge LCA, including data and tools, asset management, environmental product declarations, procurement, planning, vehicle interaction, and impact of materials, structure, and construction.

Pavement, Roadway, and Bridge Life Cycle Assessment 2020 will be of interest to researchers, professionals, and policymakers in academia, industry, and government who are interested in the sustainability of pavements, roadways and bridges.

Table of Contents


Symposium organization

Mapping of unit/product system/processes for pavement life-cycle assessment, C.G. Bhat, A. Mukherjee & J. Meijer

Asphalt pavement resurfacing: A review toward a better selection and representativeness of LCI 12, A. de Bortoli

Towards more sustainable airfield pavements using life-cycle assessment of design alternatives, K. Mantalovas, R. Roberts, G. Giancontieri, L. Inzerillo & G. Di Mino

Recommendations for airfield life cycle assessment tool development, A.A. Butt, J.T. Harvey, J. Lea, A. Saboori & N. Garg

Incorporating the impacts of climate change into a life cycle assessment of a slab-on-girder highway bridge, G. Guest, J. Zhang, B. Kadhom & J. Sing

Life cycle environmental impact considerations for structural concrete in transportation infrastructure, S.A. Miller

Life cycle assessment of ultra-high performance concrete bridge deck overlays, M. Rangelov, R.P. Spragg, Z.B. Haber & H. Dylla

How do funds allocation and maintenance intervention affect the deterioration process of urban bridges in Shanghai, Y. Fang & L. Sun

Assessment of asphalt concrete EPDs in Scandinavia and the United States, L. Strömberg, S. Hintze, I.L. Al-Qadi & E. Okte

Life cycle assessment in public procurement of transport infrastructure, S. Toller, S. Miliutenko, M. Erlandsson, S. Nilsson & M. Larsson

Technical and organizational challenges to developing product category rules for asphalt pavement construction, C.G. Bhat, J. Shacat & A. Mukherjee

Using environmental product declarations to support pavement green public procurement, M. Rangelov, H. Dylla & N. Sivaneswaran

A feasibility study to assess the use of EPDs in public procurement, L.K. Miller & B.T. Ciavola

Integrated evaluation method of life cycle economic and environmental impact for permeable pavement: Model development and case study, J. Liu, H. Li & Y. Wang

Pavement life cycle management: Towards a sustainability assessment framework in Europe, A.J.d.B. Carrión, T. Parry, E. Keijzer, B. Kalman, K. Mantalovas, A. Butt, J. Harvey & D.L. Presti

Impacts of climate-change and realistic traffic conditions on asphalt pavement and rehabilitation decisions using life cycle assessment, K. Haslett, E. Dave & W. Mo

Pavement life cycle assessment of State Highway Network with Caltrans PaveM System, I.A. Basheer

Exploring the cost benefit value and relative emissions of pavement preservation treatments using RoadResource.org, S. Casillas & A. Braham

A case study of using life cycle cost analysis in pavement management system, D. Cheng & K. Joslin

Pavement preservation and maintenance schedule evaluation using a life-cycle assessment tool, Q. Zhou, H. Ozer & I.L. Al-Qadi

Climate action plans: Review and recommendations, M.T. Lozano, A.M. Kendall, A.A. Butt & J.T. Harvey

LCA consortium for a road environmental-friendly infrastructure in Mexico City, N. Hernandez-Fernández, L.P. Güereca-Hernandez, A. Ossa-Lopez, M. Flores-Guzmán & C.E. Caballero-Güereca

Lessons learned from the supply curve approach, A.A.Butt, J.T. Harvey, A. Saboori, C. Kim, M. Lozano & A. Kendall

Comparison of life cycle greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption between complete streets vs. conventional streets, A. Saboori, J. Harvey, M. Ostovar, A.A. Butt & A. Kendall

Network-level life cycle assessment of reclaimed asphalt pavement in Washington State, M.Z. Ashtiani & S.T. Muench

Including sustainability and life cycle perspectives in decision making, R.I. Karlsson & Å. Lindgren

Combined life cycle assessment and life cycle cost analysis for the Illinois Tollway, E. Okte, I.L. Al-Qadi & H. Ozer

eLCAP: A web application for environmental life cycle assessment of pavements focused on California, J. Harvey, J. Lea, A. Saboori, M. Ostovar & A.A. Butt

Green up pavement rehabilitation decision tool, D. Andrei & R.E. Kochan

Fuel and non-fuel vehicle operating costs comparison of select vehicle types and fuel sources: A parametric study, R. Chkaiban, E.Y. Hajj, G. Bailey, M. Sime, H. Xu & P.E. Sebaaly

Bayesian economic analyses of including reclaimed asphalt pavements in flexible pavement rehabilitation, H. Gong, M. Zhang, W. Hu & B. Huang

Global warming potential and fossil depletion of enhanced rubber modified asphalt, A. Farina, A. Anctil & M.E. Kutay

Interpreting life cycle assessment results of bio-recycled asphalt pavements for more informed decision-making, K. Mantalovas, A.J.D.B Carrión, J. Blanc, E. Chailleux, P. Hornych, J.P. Planche, L. Porot, S. Pouget, C. Williams & D.L. Presti

Use of recycled aggregates in concrete pavement: Pavement design and life cycle assessment, X. Shi, Z. Grasley, A. Mukhopadhyay & D. Zollinger

Carbon footprint of asphalt road pavements using warm mix asphalt with recycled concrete aggregates: A Colombian case study, D.V. Araujo, J. Santos & G. Martinez-Arguelles

Sustainable flexible pavement overlay policy for reduced life-cycle cost and environmental impact, C. Xin & Q. Lu

LCA and cost comparative analysis of half-warm mix asphalts with varying degrees of RAP, T. Mattinzioli, F. Moreno, M. Rubio & G. Martínez

Life cycle assessment of a thin bonded concrete overlay of asphalt project in Woodland, California, M. Ostovar, A.A. Butt, A. Mateos & J.T. Harvey

Sensitivity analysis of the benefits of replacing virgin materials with RAP considering rejuvenator type and hauling distance, M. Elkashef, A. Saboori, M. Ostovar, J. Harvey, A.A. Butt & D. Jones

A framework for selection between end-of-life alternatives at the project-level considering full life cycle environmental impacts, A. Saboori, J. Harvey, J. Lea & D. Jones

Quantification of potential reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by allowing increased use of reclaimed asphalt pavement in Caltrans projects, A. Saboori, J. Harvey, A.A. Butt & M. Elkashef

Pavement recycling: A case study of life-cycle assessment and life-cycle cost analysis, Q. Zhou, I.L. Al-Qadi, H. Ozer & B. Diefenderfer

ACCIONA’s expertise in the use of LCA in construction sector, A.C. Ocampo & E.G. Bustamante

LCA of construction and demolition waste recycling: Case study of production phase, T. Desbois, O. Yazoghli-Marzouk & A. Feraille

Life cycle assessment of pervious concrete pavements reinforced by recycled carbon fiber composite elements, M. Rangelov, S. Nassiri & K. Englund

Effect of durability on fiber-reinforced asphalt mixtures sustainability, E. Lizasoain-Arteaga, D. Castro-Fresno & G. Flintsch

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study on asphalt binders manufactured in North America, M. Buncher, R. Corun, M. Wildnauer & E. Mulholland

Preliminary evaluation of using intelligent compaction for life cycle assessment and life cycle cost analysis of pavement structures, S. Satani, S.F. Aval, J. Garrido, & M. Mazari

Impact of allocation method on carbon footprint of pervious concrete with industry byproducts, X. Chen & H. Wang

Development of pavement performance prediction models for in-situ recycled pavements in Virginia, E.A. Amarh, J. Santos, G.W. Flintsch & B.K Diefenderfer

Mechanistic modeling of the effect of pavement surface mega-texture on vehicle rolling resistance, S. Rajaei & K. Chatti

Effect of pavement structural response on vehicle fuel consumption: Lessons learned from data collection, processing and analysis, A.A. Butt, J.T. Harvey, D.T. Fitch, D. Reger, D. Balzarini, I. Zabaar, K. Chatti, M. Estaji, E. Coleri & A. Louhghalam

PVI related decision-making tools in use phase of LCA: A literature review, K. Mohanraj, D. Merritt, N. Sivaneswaran & H. Dylla

Context-specific assessment of the life cycle environmental performance of pavements considering neighborhood heterogeneity, H. Azarijafari, X. Xu, J. Gregory & R. Kirchain

Rapid ground-based measurement of pavement albedo, S. Sen & J. Roesler

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1. John Harvey is a Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis, USA. His research focusses on pavement engineering, including materials, construction, design, management, life cycle cost and environmental life cycle assessment

2. Professor Imad L. Al-Qadi, Bliss Professor of Engineering, is the Director of the Advanced Transportation Research and Engineering Laboratory (ATREL), the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), and the Smart Transportation Infrastructure Initiative (STII) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Al-Qadi is also President of the Transportation Engineering Solutions and Technologies, Inc. He served as an instructor and research engineer at Penn State University from 1988 to 1990 and was a member of the faculty of the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech from 1990 to 2004. By 1998, he had been promoted to full professor, and by 2002, he was named the Charles E. Via Jr. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Al-Qadi holds a B.S. (1984) from Yarmouk University and M.Eng. (1986) and Ph.D. (1990) degrees from Penn State University, all in civil engineering.

A registered professional engineer, Al-Qadi is an elected Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Chapter Honor Member of Chi Epsilon, the Civil Engineering Honor Society, honorary member of the Societa Italiana Infrastrutture Viarie, emeritus member of TRB Committee AHD25 on Sealants and Fillers for Joints and Cracks, and an honorary professor at Southeast University in Nanjing, Chang ’An University in Xian, and Tongi University in Shanghai, China; Aston University, UK; and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, as well as an honorary chair professor at Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Associate Editor of the Research in Nondestructive Evaluation Journal, past Regional Editor of the Construction and Building Materials Journal, and Guest Editor of ASNT Materials special edition on Nondestructive Evaluation of Pavements. He also serves on the editorial boards of several other journals. Al-Qadi is the only pavement engineer to ever receive the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (1994) and the Quadrennial International Geosynthetic Society Award (2002). He received numerous prestigious awards including the ASCE James Laurie Prize (2007), ARTBA S.S. Steinberg Award (2013), ASCE Turner Award (2014), TRR of the National Academies D. Grant Mickle Award (2006), Limoges Medal of Merit (2004), STS Research Award (1993), Virginia Tech College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (2001), ASCE Outstanding Instructor Award (2006), Illinois Center for Transportation Research Award (2012, 2015), Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising (2010), as well as several best paper awards. His achievements were profiled in the TRNews of the National Academies in the November-December 2006 issue.

Al-Qadi is the past President of the Board of Governors of the ASCE Transportation and Development Institute. He also served as Group Leader of ISAP Technical Committee on Interlayer Systems, a member of the USDOT Truck Size and Weight Study National Committee, and as a member of the TRB Operation and Maintenance Group. He is the past chair of TRB Preservation and Maintenance Section; TRB Subcommittee on Interlayer Systems to Control Reflective Cracking (founder); TRB Committee AHD25 on Sealants and Fillers for Joints and Cracks; TRB Subcommittee AFS70-2 on Geosynthetics in Flexible Pavement Systems (founder); ASCE Highway Pavement Committee; and ASCE Design, Construction, and Maintenance Executive Council. His service record also includes the role of chair/co-chair of many international conferences, such as the 5th, 6th, and 7th RILEM International Conference on Pavement Cracking; 2006 International NDE Conference on Civil Engineering; Advanced Characterization of Pavement and Soil Engineering Materials; 2006, 2010, 2013, 2017, and 2019 International Airfield and Highway Pavement Conferences; and the First ASCE Transportation and Development Institute Congress. Al-Qadi is a member of several technical committees and a member of the State Transportation Innovation Leadership Team-Illinois. He is an emeritus of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and a member of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT), North American Geosynthetic Society (NAGS), International Society of Asphalt Pavements (ISAP), International Geosynthetic Society (IGS), American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), International Association of Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

Al-Qadi’s scholarly record features 600+ authored/co-authored publications, more than 350 of which are fully refereed papers (250 in periodic journals). His research resulted in the development of new tests, testing specifications, advanced modeling and simulation of pavement loading, pavement layer interface and crack development, and analysis of radar electromagnetic wave interactions with civil engineering materials, roads, and bridges. Al-Qadi presented the outcome of his research at 600+ national and international conferences and international meetings, including numerous invited keynote and distinguished lectures. He has served as principal investigator of 120+ projects, with funding in excess of $100 million, sponsored by various federal, state, and international agencies and industry. He has also managed more than 230 projects sponsored by ICT. Al-Qadi has consulted for numerous federal, state, and major public agencies in the U.S. and abroad, including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), BP Amoco, Michelin, Bekaert, Maccaferri, DMJM+HARRIS, ARAMCO, and Koch.

3. Hasan Ozer is an associate professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at the Arizona State University, Tempe, USA. His research focuses on pavement materials characterization, pavement design and analysis, and development of rehabilitation and preservation programs. Ozer develops computational mechanics methods for structural performance modeling of pavements and uses life-cycle assessment tools for advancing sustainable transportation infrastructure.

4. Gerardo Flintsch is currently working at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA, as a director of the Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructureat the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.