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Climate impact optimization in concrete bridge construction
WSP, Sweden.
RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, CBI Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute.
Swedish Transport Administration, Sweden.
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
2017 (English)In: IABSE Conference, Vancouver 2017: Engineering the Future - Report, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) , 2017, p. 1161-1168Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Estimates indicate that the total climate impact, from a lifecycle perspective, generated by Swedish construction processes reaches the same magnitude as emissions from all passenger cars in Sweden. A large part of the emissions from construction of roads and railways arise from production of steel and concrete used in bridges and other infrastructure structures. In this research, several cases of existing concrete bridges have been investigated. The case studies are in a very firm way analyzed, and then opportunities for reducing climate gas emissions are described and elaborated upon. Accordingly, design and dimensioning through the use of today's technology and material selection are discussed. Without developing new ways to construct bridges, or comparing concrete with other materials, a useful guide on how to use technology and opportunities that are available for constructing climate smarter versions of standard bridges today is developed and described.

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International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) , 2017. p. 1161-1168
Keywords [en]
Climate smart, Concrete bridge, Integrated design, Optimization, Sustainable construction, Concrete bridges, Concretes, Gas emissions, Bridge constructions, Construction process, Design and dimensioning, Existing concrete bridge, Integrated designs, Material selection, Bridges
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Materials Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-38122Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85050032707ISBN: 9783857481536 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-38122DiVA, id: diva2:1294481
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39th IABSE Symposium in Vancouver 2017: Engineering the Future, 21 September 2017 through 23 September 2017
Available from: 2019-03-07 Created: 2019-03-07 Last updated: 2019-08-13Bibliographically approved

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