VTTI’s Center for Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure (CSRI) worked with Portugal’s University of Coimbra to study the economic and environmental impacts as well as the potential benefits of in situ pavement recycling. In situ pavement recycling is defined as processing used material and reusing it at a construction site rather than disposing of it.
The project allowed the center to study the potential effects of climate change on pavement design and management practices, while also developing a tool that would allow for quantifiable data. CSRI then utilized the tool to create several case studies to help make better pavement decisions. In conjunction with the European project LCE4Roads, VTTI was able to supervise numerous outreach, educational, technology transfer, and international exchange activities in an effort to promote these new methods.
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