Title:  Best Practices Guide for the Use of Recycled Materials in Transportation Infrastructure
Publication code:  PTM-URMTI-E

Historically, the methods that have been used for evaluating the engineering and environmental suitability of new potentially recyclable materials have varied significantly across jurisdictions.  As a consequence, both an ‘applicant’ (who might be an agency, constructor or supplier) who desires to use a recycled material, and a ‘decision maker’ (owners, specifiers or designers) who must determine the suitability of the application, in many cases do not have a clear or consistent approach (an evaluation framework) that can be used to proceed with such an evaluation.

The objective of this document is to provide a guide for use by agencies in identifying the various types of recycled materials and technologies which are available to them, along with their most practical/successful uses in transportation infrastructure applications.

The focus of the document is on waste and industrial by-product materials that are suitable as replacements for natural aggregates in transportation infrastructure projects.  Twenty-two materials have been evaluated and grouped into six main categories: asphalt concrete, portland cement concrete, granular base and subbase materials, embankment and fill construction, stabilized bases and flowable fills.

Keywords: Aggregate, Bituminous mixture, By-product, Concrete, Evaluation (assessment), Fly ash, In service behaviour, In situ, Recycling (Mater), Road construction, Slag, Tyre

Pages:  228
Publication year:  2013
Category:  Environment Pavements Soils & Materials Sustainability
Media type:  PDF
Publication type:  Handbook Synthesis of practices
Publication date:  Friday, June 28, 2013
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