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Queensland University of Technology

1. Alam, Shafiqul. Developing life cycle environmental indicators for road infrastructure.

Degree: 2016, Queensland University of Technology

This study delivered a comprehensive life cycle carbon footprint indictor for sustainable development and management of road networks. The developed indicator termed ‘Road Use Greenhouse Factor (RUG Factor)’ is scientifically validated for its quantification, impact assessment on the conventional cost-benefit analysis based economic interventions, and suitability of integration with other indicators required for sustainable road asset management. The study also made important contribution on quantitative indicator development methodology, dynamic aspect of life cycle assessment, road social indicator study, road sustainability index development and road carbon map development.

Subjects/Keywords: Sustainable Road; Asset Management; Indicator; Environment; Use Phase; Life Cycle Assessment; Sustainable Pavement Management; Greenhouse Gas; Global Warming Potential; Sustainability Index

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APA (6th Edition):

Alam, S. (2016). Developing life cycle environmental indicators for road infrastructure. (Thesis). Queensland University of Technology. Retrieved from https://eprints.qut.edu.au/102099/

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Alam, Shafiqul. “Developing life cycle environmental indicators for road infrastructure.” 2016. Thesis, Queensland University of Technology. Accessed November 23, 2017. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/102099/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Alam, Shafiqul. “Developing life cycle environmental indicators for road infrastructure.” 2016. Web. 23 Nov 2017.

Vancouver:

Alam S. Developing life cycle environmental indicators for road infrastructure. [Internet] [Thesis]. Queensland University of Technology; 2016. [cited 2017 Nov 23]. Available from: https://eprints.qut.edu.au/102099/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Alam S. Developing life cycle environmental indicators for road infrastructure. [Thesis]. Queensland University of Technology; 2016. Available from: https://eprints.qut.edu.au/102099/

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

2. Bryce, James Matthew. Applying Pavement Life Cycle Assessment Results to Enhance Sustainable Pavement Management Decision Making.

Degree: PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2014, Virginia Tech

Sustainable pavement management implies maintaining acceptable condition of pavements while also considering the tradeoff between cost, environmental impacts and social impacts of pavement investments. Typical pavement management practices only consider economic considerations, and environmental mitigation techniques are employed after the selection of the maintenance action is complete. This dissertation presents a series of papers that demonstrate the impact of decision making on the environmental impact of the pavements both at the project and network levels of pavement management. An analysis was conducted of two models that relate pavement properties to vehicle rolling resistance and fuel consumption. These models were used, along with other tools to evaluate the impact of including the use phase of a pavement into pavement lifecycle assessments. A detailed project level lifecycle assessment was conducted, and it was found that the vehicles on the pavement during the use phase contribute the most to environmental pollutants by a significant margin over other phases of the lifecycle. Thus, relatively small improvements in the factors which contribute to rolling resistance may significantly influence the environmental impacts of the pavement. Building on this, a network level lifecycle assessment method was proposed to probabilistically quantify energy consumption for a given set of expected maintenance actions. It was shown that, although maintenance actions require a certain amount of energy consumption, this energy can be offset by improved road conditions leading to reduced rolling resistance. However, this tradeoff of reduced energy consumption also includes increased costs for a given network condition. In other words, the lowest energy consumption values did not tend to fall along the line defined by minimizing the cost divided by the pavement condition. In order to demonstrate how this tradeoff should be addressed, a novel decision analysis framework was developed, and implemented on a specific pavement network. Finally, a survey of transportation professionals was evaluated to determine their optimal points within the solution space defined by minimizing costs and energy consumption while maximizing pavement condition. It was found that the solution space could be greatly reduced by implementing their responses using the proposed decision analysis framework. Advisors/Committee Members: Flintsch, Gerardo W (committeechair), Sivaneswaran, Nadarajah (committee member), Hall, Ralph P (committee member), Wernz, Christian (committee member), Murray-Tuite, Pamela Marie (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Sustainability; Decision Analysis; Pavement Management; Sustainable Infrastructure Management

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APA (6th Edition):

Bryce, J. M. (2014). Applying Pavement Life Cycle Assessment Results to Enhance Sustainable Pavement Management Decision Making. (Doctoral Dissertation). Virginia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10919/64335

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Bryce, James Matthew. “Applying Pavement Life Cycle Assessment Results to Enhance Sustainable Pavement Management Decision Making.” 2014. Doctoral Dissertation, Virginia Tech. Accessed November 23, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/10919/64335.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Bryce, James Matthew. “Applying Pavement Life Cycle Assessment Results to Enhance Sustainable Pavement Management Decision Making.” 2014. Web. 23 Nov 2017.

Vancouver:

Bryce JM. Applying Pavement Life Cycle Assessment Results to Enhance Sustainable Pavement Management Decision Making. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Virginia Tech; 2014. [cited 2017 Nov 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/64335.

Council of Science Editors:

Bryce JM. Applying Pavement Life Cycle Assessment Results to Enhance Sustainable Pavement Management Decision Making. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Virginia Tech; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/64335

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