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Adopting a Life-Cycle Perspective – April 2011 229.67 KB
Description:  Special research brief from the Concrete Sustainability Hub @ MIT recommends economic and environmental impacts of infrastructure be evaluated using a life-cycle perspective, coupling LCA and LCCA methodologies.

Best of Both Worlds – New pavement surface technique renews I-394 in Minneapolis, by Ashley Kizzire, Contributing Author, Roads & Bridges, January 2016. Used with permission.
Description:  The $13 million I-394 rehab included constructing the new Next Generation Concrete Surface (NGCS) diamond-ground surface to reduce noise.

Chicago Green Alley Handbook
Description:   Very good guidebook showcasing sustainable solutions within an alley right-of-way.  There are great plan and section views and figures of the various strategies, including cost estimates and do’s and don’ts.

Concrete: The Strong Silent Type 145.36 KB
Description: Next Generation Concrete Surface (NGCS) diamond grinding.

Conserving Fuel Fact Sheet 996.14 KB
Description: How the choice of road repair methods can save fuel and reduce our dependence on oil imports.

Concrete vs Asphalt 41.57 KB
Description: Outline of benefits concerning cost, quality, life cycle and environmental facts of using concrete over asphalt.

Concrete Overlays: A Proven Option 527.57 KB
Description: Despite a successful track record of projects extending back several decades, some public agencies and contractors have been hesitant to use concrete overlays.

Guide: Concrete Overlays 3rd Ed. 15.58 MB
Description: Sustainable solutions for resurfacing and rehabilitating existing pavements.  A practical approach to understanding and successfully using concrete overlays, from selection to opening (source: National Concrete Pavement Technology Center).

Life Cycle Cost Analysis Revisited – Nov 2008 61.74 KB
Description: Explores specific aspects of performing life-cycle cost analyses for pavement design and rehabilitation applications.

Road Closed – July 2010 22.22 KB
Description: Research project analyzes full-closure construction.

Rough Roads Fact Sheet 2.16 MB
Description: This fact sheet focuses on research that shows that good roads cost everyone less. Rough roads costs the average American motorist about $400 a year in extra vehicle operating costs and that urban drivers pay upwards of $750 annually.

Stitching Concrete Pavement Fact Sheet 3.58 MB
Description: Cross-stitching and slot-stitching concrete pavement.

Taxpayer Alert Series by Brad Skow:
Why Choose Concrete?  May 2006 58.72 KB
Smooth & Quiet Concrete – Aug. 2006 27.90 KB

What’s in Your Concrete? Fact Sheet (Parts I & II) 1.05 MB
Description:
 A two-part study of chemical composition of concrete by Concrete Sustainability Hub.

Image: Overlay options: Bonded vs. Unbonded 265.96 KB
 

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Concrete reflects light, making pavement brighter than asphalt while reducing the energy needed to light it, by 30 percent.