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Economical and environmental aspects : Final report Bianco, Loris ; Ceschia, Carlo ; Russiani, Marco

By: Contributor(s): Publication details: Linköping Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2002; Reinforcement of Flexible Road Structures, ; with Steel Fabrics to Prolong Service Life, ; REFLEX report T8:02, Description: 61 sSubject(s): Online resources: Abstract: The objectives of task 8 of the REFLEX research involve drawing up a cost-benefit analysis of maintenance measures with reinforced road structures and describing the consequences from an ecological perspective. The second objective was accomplished by conducting a Life Cycle Analysis. This technique considers the environmental impact created by a product or service throughout its entire life cycle, beginning with the purchase of raw materials The first objective was reached by analyzing two different but closely linked aspects. Originally, an appraisal was conducted of the impact of Reflex technology on routine maintenance costs of the road networks in two European countries with very different characteristics, namely Italy (South Europe) and Finland (Scandinavian countries). Thanks to the evaluations and considerations made in this first phase, instruments were created for an initial evaluation of the advantages deriving from application of Reflex technology over traditional technology. After a generalized differential approach, specific cases of application relating to situations in Italy and Germany were considered.. The second aspect analyzed entailed evaluation of the feasibility of removing the network from the road structure and what economic implications might result. Based on the indications reported for the countries studied the considerations made can be extended directly or indirectly to other European countries
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The objectives of task 8 of the REFLEX research involve drawing up a cost-benefit analysis of maintenance measures with reinforced road structures and describing the consequences from an ecological perspective. The second objective was accomplished by conducting a Life Cycle Analysis. This technique considers the environmental impact created by a product or service throughout its entire life cycle, beginning with the purchase of raw materials The first objective was reached by analyzing two different but closely linked aspects. Originally, an appraisal was conducted of the impact of Reflex technology on routine maintenance costs of the road networks in two European countries with very different characteristics, namely Italy (South Europe) and Finland (Scandinavian countries). Thanks to the evaluations and considerations made in this first phase, instruments were created for an initial evaluation of the advantages deriving from application of Reflex technology over traditional technology. After a generalized differential approach, specific cases of application relating to situations in Italy and Germany were considered.. The second aspect analyzed entailed evaluation of the feasibility of removing the network from the road structure and what economic implications might result. Based on the indications reported for the countries studied the considerations made can be extended directly or indirectly to other European countries

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