Environmental Assessment of Airport Pavement Design and Construction Alternatives

The proposed research is to develop and demonstrate an environmental assessment tool to quantify the life-cycle emissions (in particular carbon footprint) associated with different airport pavement design, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation strategies. This environmental assessment tool can help airport authorities incorporate environmental sustainability into their decision-making process. The tool can be also used to monitor and control environmental impact by identifying high-impact material and construction processes in the pavement life cycle. Another outcome of the research is the comparison of different pavement design and construction practices through quantitative analysis of energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission. These research outcomes will lead to the enhancement of infrastructure sustainability in the aviation community through protection of the environment, and conversation of natural resources, while meeting performance requirements.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $60479.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    225 Park Avenue South
    New York, NY  United States  10003

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Szary, Pat

    Murrel, Scott

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Rd
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wang, Hao

  • Start Date: 20140701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20151231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37235

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01539801
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC16, CAIT-UTC-052
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 2 2014 1:00AM