Free Download "CSR07 MIT Research: Life Cycle Assessment of Concrete Pavements"
Concrete Sustainability Reports (CSR) are technical publications that discuss various sustainability related topics. They are intended to provide a summary of complex topics to help design professionals and concrete industry professionals utilize concrete sustainably. CSR07 provides a summary of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) results from research conducted at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub on concrete pavements. The research provides environmental impacts for a variety of concrete pavements ranging from rural low-volume roads to urban interstate highways. It also provides potential methodologies for reducing environmental impacts, including using mechanistic design procedures, increasing fly ash content in concrete, increasing the reflectivity of concrete and reducing roughness, among other suggestions. 2 pages