Analysis of alternative road construction staging approaches to reduce carbon dioxide emissions
Number of Authors: 4
2017 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, ISSN 0959-6526Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Despite many studies focusing on assessing energy use and carbon dioxide emissions in road projects, limited attention has been given to practical methods for mitigating environmental impacts at the project planning stage. Our study addresses this issue by proposing a model incorporating a step-by-step guide for calculating carbon dioxide emissions in the project. This model is practically applied to a road construction project where two major supply chain alternatives are evaluated and compared. The findings suggest that major reductions of carbon dioxide emissions can be achieved by (1) identifying and comparing a set of realistic project alternatives, and (2) conducting this at an early stage of the project planning process so that favorable alternatives can be implemented during construction.
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Earthworks; Energy estimation; Project alternatives evaluation; Mass-haul; Construction equipment
Research subject Construction Engineering and Management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61040DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.12.023ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85008395912OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-61040DiVA: diva2:1055551