Asphalt's carbon footprint conference papers
Today, as part of the movement towards greater sustainability in all aspects of life, carbon footprints need to be monitored so that they can be reduced. This process applies to the road construction industry as much as to any other industry. The conference took place in London on 19 March 2009.
This seminar analysed carbon footprints, ways of measuring that footprint, the footprint incurred by asphalt components and construction, examples of means to reduce the footprint, how the industry can improve its performance and how it can enhance its reputation where it currently performs well. All engineers should be striving to assist the industry reduce its carbon footprint and so gain the good reputation that the current efforts of many engineers deserve. The meeting was aimed at practising engineers and technicians in the highway and airfield industry who will be designing, specifying, producing or laying asphalt in order to improve their understanding of how to minimise any adverse affect on the environment.
The day also saw Ron Stephenson receive the George Bessey Award for 2009