Climate Change, Energy, Sustainability and Pavements 2014th Edition

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Authors

Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan, Wynand JvdM Steyn, John Harvey

Year 2014
Pages 517
Publisher Springer
Language en
ISBN 9783662447185
File Size 9.42 MB
File Format PDF
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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.