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Improving Infrastructure Sustainability Using Pavement Life Cycle Assessment

Delivering a sustainable transportation network requires strategic innovations in infrastructure asset management.

Professor John Harvey from the University of California, Davis, says adopting a pavement life cycle assessment process can help transportation agencies provide safer, more affordable, and longer-lasting road networks.

John Harvey, PhD, PE

Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis

  • More than 25 years of experience in pavement and sustainability-related areas
  • Director of the University of California Pavement Research Center
  • Expertise in concrete and flexible pavement design and rehabilitation, asphalt concrete materials, and project management

Some of the Questions Asked

Pavement Life Cycle Assessment

  • What are the main components of a life cycle assessment (LCA) for pavement?
  • How is LCA different from life cycle cost analysis?
  • How are transportation agencies currently using LCA in decision-making?

Sustainability in Transportation Infrastructure

  • What is sustainability in the context of transportation infrastructure?
  • How can sustainability be measured?
  • What is the future of sustainability in transportation?