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Sustainable Roadways Design, Construction and Maintenance

Partial Date: 2018CE Jul 23rd to 2018CE Aug 23rd
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Document Category: Roads, Training

The key areas of pavements with maximum impact on sustainability include reduced energy consumption, reduced GHG emission and noise, improved safety, mobility and aesthetics, and reduced construction, preservation, rehabilitation and vehicle operating costs. Life cycle analysis of materials and processes should be made to select alternatives that can improve sustainability of pavements. In the recent times, a number of assessment methods have been developed, primarily in the form of life cycle analysis (LCA) tools. Such tools contain, in addition to the cost benefit analysis (CBA), analysis of the impact on the environment, in the form of indicators. There is a critical need for dissemination of these information for capacity building in the area of sustainable road construction. Specifically, the following topics need to be addressed: what is sustainable road construction? How can sustainability be measured? What are the materials, design, construction, user phase and maintenance impacts on sustainability? What are the innovative materials and techniques for achieving sustainability? How is life cycle assessment conducted? How can pavement projects be rated and certified for sustainability? Sustainability related policies and provisions in the form of code guidelines in India are still in infant stage and the progress in many developed countries are no way comparable. This course is proposed considering the experience and expertise of the international professor, need for such study on sustainability in India and available reasonable resources at SJCE Mysuru.