Belt and Road Infrastructure Development with Mandatory Usage of Reacted and Activated Rubber and Dynamic Compaction? Dr. Jorge B. Sousa, Director Rubberized Asphalt Foundation and Consulpav, talks about it on the occasion of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing (China)
The use of crumb rubber in roads, with the proper technologies, has already been widely demonstrated that is cost effective and it does reduce CO2 emissions. In California laws mandate that the California Department of Transportation must use a very large portion mixes with asphalt rubber in all their road network.
Dynamic Compaction and asphalt rubber, as introduced in China by LANDPAC and with new green asphalt rubber technologies, like those being proposed by CIRTEC (www.cirtec.es), Silent Rubber Pave European project (www.silentrubberpave.eu) and SHRP (www.rarx.net) which incorporate reacted and activated rubber in pavement either directly in the modified mixes or using stress absorbing membranes, as described and promoted by the Rubberized Asphalt Foundation, are important CO2 saving paving technologies.
It is my recommendation that based in the overwhelming success that these technologies have demonstrated that their use become mandated in the new Belt and Road infrastructure construction projects.
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