The Potential Use of Construction and Demolition Waste in Road Construction in Ireland

Alan Woodside, David Woodward, Jim McEilhenney

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Abstract

The construction and annual maintenance of Ireland’s road network consumes large amounts of quarried virgin aggregate. The partial substitution of virgin aggregates in a 20mm Asphalt Concrete binder course with recycled construction and demolition (C&D) waste was investigated. Although this has been carried out in other countries, the use of using what would have until recently been sent to landfill is still quite novel. Whilst the part replacement of virgin aggregate with secondary materials helps reduce the burden on available landfill space it also tackles sustainability issues and helps reduce reducing the construction industry’s carbon footprint. It was found that the addition of up to 25% good quality C&D waste improved the stiffness and rutting resistance without adversely affecting mix durability.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
EditorsThanos Nikolaides
Pages13-24
Number of pages12
VolumeI
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Event5th International Conference Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 1 Jun 2011 → …

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Conference5th International Conference Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements
Period1/06/11 → …

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Road construction
Demolition
Land fill
Carbon footprint
Asphalt concrete
Construction industry
Binders
Sustainable development
Durability
Substitution reactions
Stiffness

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Woodside, A., Woodward, D., & McEilhenney, J. (2011). The Potential Use of Construction and Demolition Waste in Road Construction in Ireland. In T. Nikolaides (Ed.), Unknown Host Publication (Vol. I, pp. 13-24)
Woodside, Alan ; Woodward, David ; McEilhenney, Jim. / The Potential Use of Construction and Demolition Waste in Road Construction in Ireland. Unknown Host Publication. editor / Thanos Nikolaides. Vol. I 2011. pp. 13-24
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The Potential Use of Construction and Demolition Waste in Road Construction in Ireland. / Woodside, Alan; Woodward, David; McEilhenney, Jim.

Unknown Host Publication. ed. / Thanos Nikolaides. Vol. I 2011. p. 13-24.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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