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Best Practices Guide for the Use of Recycled Materials In Transportation Infrastructure Projects - Updated March 2012
|Research Area||Recycling Materials
|Responsible Council / Committee||Chief Engineers' Council
Soils and Materials Standing Committee
|Related TAC publications||Synthesis of Quality Management Practices for Canadian Flexible
Pavement Materials and Construction (2007)
Pavement Design and Management Guide (1997)
Utilization of Recycled Tire Rubber in Asphalt Pavements (1996) Management of Road Construction and Maintenance Wastes (1994)
|Expected Start Date||June 2010|
|Expected Completion Date||October 2012|
|Research Agency||LVM Inc.|
|Status||Final results are expected to be presented to the Chief Engineers' Council in October 2012.|
|Project Funding Partners||Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure, Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Public Works; Prince Edward Island Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal; City of Edmonton; Ministry of Transportation, Ontario; Ministère des Transports du Québec; City of Winnipeg; Ville de Montréal; City of Saskatoon; New Brunswick Department of Transportation; British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Staff Contact||Josée Cyr|
Resources of virgin materials for construction transportation projects are becoming scarcer and/or limited leading to more expensive materials for projects. Recycled materials offer an opportunity to reduce and control project costs.
With growing concerns over climate change and recognition of the importance of green construction practices materials such as wood, concrete and asphalt are being recycled in various transportation projects in many jurisdictions throughout North America and other parts of the world.
Many jurisdictions have developed their own guidelines to recycling materials; however a comprehensive guide to these practices does not exist for Canadian practitioners.
The objective of this study is to develop a guide of best practices that will assist agencies in determining what types of recycled materials are available and their potential use in transportation infrastructure applications. The guide will reflect climate change issues, utilize green construction practices, promote sustainability and employ economic/environments considerations for any recycled material’s application.