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Carbon and Asphalt: A Review of Environmental Factors Including Emission Calculators
This report provides input to the Austroads project Performance of Warm Mix Asphalt Pavements. It involves a literature review of existing CO2-e emission calculators applicable to road construction (using asphalt products) with a view to…
Building and Maintaining Bridges to be Sustainable
One of the hottest discussed topics in the international engineering community at present is sustainability of infrastructure with respect to global warming and climate change. Global warming and climate change could result in frequent extreme…
Lifting the Future of Bridges
  • ABC-WPD009-11
  • 31 Oct 2011
  • Bridges
Whether you believe sea levels will rise in the future due to global warming or not, can bridges be easily designed to accommodate changing sea levels? This paper describes how a bridge on New Zealand’s state highway network has been designed with…
Impact of Climate Change on Road Performance: Updating Climate Information for Australia
Climatic conditions play a significant role in the performance of road infrastructure. Models which have been developed to describe road performance can benefit from accurate knowledge of climatic trends. Without access to complete historical data,…
Future Asset management Issues No. 1: Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Asset management
This discussion paper is aimed to identify the issues relevant to the future operations of road network asset managers, arising from the consequences of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction in the context of reducing the impact of climate change.…
Impact of climate change on road infrastructure
There is an increasing body of evidence that the earth's climate is changing with some of the changes attributable to human activities. Climate change can have direct and indirect impacts on road infrastructure. The direct impacts are due to the…
Salinity and Rising Water Tables: Risks for Road Assets
This report documents work undertaken in relation to the Austroads Business Systems Project BS.A.N.523 Salinity and Rising Water-Tables - Risks for Network Asset management. The purpose of the project was to identify the potential impact of dryland…
Valuing Emissions and Other Externalities
This report outlines a number of methods for estimating externalities and gives a brief description of the current position with development of estimates of road transport externalities, based on a review of recent local and international literature.…