Sustainable Pavements: Part 1
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Sustainability is a common interdisciplinary theme being stressed throughout not only academia, but in governmental affairs and community living. The desire of individuals to not only use resources responsibly but to also have a positive economic and social impact on society through choices has encouraged numerous individuals to become more aware of the direct impact their choices make on the world-at-large.
While sustainability has been defined numerous ways, the most commonly used phrasing of this term means, that we don't compromise the future through our actions today. The concept is centered on the theme of intergenerational equity stating that this generation cannot impart damage to the lives of future generations. In 1987, Dr. Edward Barbier connected the concept of sustainability to the "triple bottom line." The triple bottom line suggested that sustainability required one to consider the economic, environmental, and social benefits of decisions causing individuals and policy makers to develop a more holistic view of society. In the field of pavements, the goal of sustainability is lofty, and one must consider the entire life cycled of the pavement which includes raw material acquisition, production, construction, use, and end of life.
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|Course Fee (Basic)||2022 - 2023 On-line Individual||$ 240.00|
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J. Richard WillisDr. Richard Willis joined NCAT in January 2009 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. He received a BS in physical science from Freed-Hardeman University in 2003 and a BCE from Auburn University in 2004. In 2005, he graduated with a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University. Dr. Willis has been involved in several studies at the NCAT Pavement Test Track. He was a member of the forensic team that investigated the causes of multiple pavement failures. He used mechanistic pavement models, laboratory produced data, and forensic trenching to help verify debonding in pavements, the energy ratio concept, and strain regimes in perpetual pavements. Dr. Willis was also among the first research engineers to quantify acceptable variability in embedded pavement instrumentation both between gauges and within a single gauge. Dr. Willis has played a vital role in developing the test plans for the 2009 NCAT Pavement Test Track as well as finalizing the results from the 2006 Test Track experiment. He is currently developing relationships between laboratory performance testing data and field performance measurements for flow number and the bending beam fatigue test. He is also beginning to study how warm-mix asphalt influences pavement performance in the field when coupled with high percentages of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP).