March 7, 2022

Delivering a sustainable transportation network requires strategic innovations in infrastructure asset management.

Professor John Harvey from the University of California, Davis, says adopting a pavement life cycle assessment process can help transportation agencies provide safer, more affordable, and longer-lasting road networks.

John Harvey, PhD, PE

Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis

  • More than 25 years of experience in pavement and sustainability-related areas
  • Director of the University of California Pavement Research Center
  • Expertise in concrete and flexible pavement design and rehabilitation, asphalt concrete materials, and project management

Some of the Questions Asked

Pavement Life Cycle Assessment

  • What are the main components of a life cycle assessment (LCA) for pavement?
  • How is LCA different from life cycle cost analysis?
  • How are transportation agencies currently using LCA in decision-making?

Sustainability in Transportation Infrastructure

  • What is sustainability in the context of transportation infrastructure?
  • How can sustainability be measured?
  • What is the future of sustainability in transportation?

"For asset management, agencies can use life cycle assessment to analyze their master plans. They can look at different management strategies in terms of the maintenance and rehabilitation trigger levels, decision trees, the types of treatments to consider, the roughness and cracking trigger levels, and compare various projected outcomes."

John Harvey, PhD, PE
Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis

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