Climate Change, Energy, Sustainability and Pavements

  • Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan
  • Wynand JvdM Steyn
  • John Harvey

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Yue Huang, Tony Parry
    Pages 1-40
  3. John Harvey, Ting Wang, Jeremy Lea
    Pages 41-73
  4. Karim Chatti, Imen Zaabar
    Pages 173-246
  5. John T. Kevern
    Pages 261-273
  6. Joel K. Sikkema, James E. Alleman, Tom Cackler, Peter C. Taylor, Ben Bai, Say-Kee Ong et al.
    Pages 275-307
  7. Martins Zaumanis
    Pages 309-334
  8. Phil Paige-Green
    Pages 335-351
  9. Dominique M. Pittenger
    Pages 353-371
  10. Gerardo Flintsch, James Bryce
    Pages 373-392
  11. Douglas D. Gransberg, Susan L. Tighe, Dominique Pittenger, Maria Catalina Miller
    Pages 393-418
  12. Animesh Das, Aravind Krishna Swamy
    Pages 419-438
  13. K. Wayne Lee, Steven Kohm
    Pages 439-453
  14. Andrew Dawson, Rajib Mallick, Alvaro García Hernandez, Pejman Keikhaei Dehdezi
    Pages 481-517

About this book


Climate change, energy production and consumption, and the need to improve the sustainability of all aspects of human activity are key inter-related issues for which solutions must be found and implemented quickly and efficiently.  To be successfully implemented, solutions must recognize the rapidly changing socio-techno-political environment and multi-dimensional constraints presented by today’s interconnected world.  As part of this global effort, considerations of climate change impacts, energy demands, and incorporation of sustainability concepts have increasing importance in the design, construction, and maintenance of highway and airport pavement systems.  To prepare the human capacity to develop and implement these solutions, many educators, policy-makers and practitioners have stressed the paramount importance of formally incorporating sustainability concepts in the civil engineering curriculum to educate and train future civil engineers well-equipped to address our current and future sustainability challenges.

This book will prove a valuable resource in the hands of researchers, educators and future engineering leaders, most of whom will be working in multidisciplinary environments to address a host of next-generation sustainable transportation infrastructure challenges.

"This book proposes a broad detailed overview of the actual scientific knowledge about pavements linked to climate change, energy and sustainability at the international level in an original multidimensional/multi-effects way. By the end, the reader will be aware of the whole global issues to care about for various pavement technical features around the world, among which the implications of modelling including data collection, challenging resources saving and infrastructures services optimisation. This is a complete and varied work, rare in the domain."

Dr. Agnes Jullien
Research Director
Director of Environmental, Development, Safety and Eco-Design Laboratory (EASE)
Department of Development, Mobility and Environment
Ifsttar Centre de Nantes
Cedex- France


Climate Change Green Highways Pavement Sustainability Transportation Infrastructure Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan
    • 1
  • Wynand JvdM Steyn
    • 2
  • John Harvey
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental EngineeringIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil Engineering Faculty of Eng., Built Environment & ITUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-44718-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-44719-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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