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6th International Symposium on Pavement, Roadway, and Bridge Life Cycle Assessment

Paving the Way to Sustainability and Bridging the Gaps in Life Cycle Assessment

June 6-8, 2024

Arlington, VA

The 6th International Symposium on Pavement, Roadway, and Bridge Life Cycle Assessment (LCA 2024) will be held at the Westin Arlington in Arlington, Virginia, United States, on June 6-8, 2024. The symposium will feature speakers on assessment of environmental impacts of pavements, bridges, and roadways, including environmental product declarations (EPDs) and use of life cycle assessment (LCA) in design, data, and case studies.

Experts, researchers, practitioners, and industry professionals from all over the world will share their experiences, ask questions, and engage in discussions on advancements, challenges, and best practices related to LCA in these critical components of our transportation infrastructure.

Target Audience

  • Administrators at all levels of state DOTs, highway agencies, FHWA, counties, and cities
  • Asset management professionals
  • Pavement design and maintenance engineers
  • Researchers and academics
  • Industry professionals
  • Policymakers and government representatives
  • Infrastructure project managers
  • Sustainability and environmental professionals
  • Students and early-career professionals
  • Technology providers

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Symposium Themes

This two-and-a-half-day event—including invited presentations (based on abstracts and paper submissions) and invited panel sessions—will cover all aspects LCA in pavements, bridges, and roadways, including the following sub-themes and topics:

  • Advancements in LCA methodologies and tools
  • Data collection, data selection, uncertainty analysis, and interpretation
  • Comparative LCA studies for infrastructure project types

  • Durability and service life assessments
  • Maintenance strategies to enhance performance and minimize environmental impacts
  • Evaluating the environmental impacts of materials and construction
  • Recycling and reuse of materials in pavements, bridges, and roadways
  • Carbonation of concrete: science, models, research, and implementation

  • Pavement vehicle interaction research and implementation
  • Radiative forcing: science, research, and strategies

  • Life cycle thinking in climate change planning
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Human thermal comfort: science, research, and strategies

  • Integration of LCA into regulatory frameworks and industry standards
  • Policy schemes for sustainable pavements, bridges, and roadways
  • Integrating LCA into design and decision-making processes
  • Prioritization of strategies for implementation

  • Successful LCA applications for pavement and bridge projectss
  • Lessons learned and best practices from sustainable infrastructure initiatives
  • Lessons learned and best practices for clean procurement
  • Collaborative approaches for knowledge transfer and capacity building

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