Lower fuel consumption for heavy trucks

Several researches have shown that fuel consumption by heavy traffic is higher on flexible than on concrete pavements, due to the energy absorbed by the surface deflection.  A series of four studies by the National Research Council of Canada have resulted in statistically significant differences between 1,3 and 3,9 % (trailers - full and empty - 60 km/hr - all seasons).  CO2 and other harmful emissions are also reduced.

 

Other cement and concrete's credentials concern:

Durability and longevity, constituting a cost-effective and environmental advantage;

Safe and comfortable surfaces;

Techniques of soil treatment and land remediation;

Permeable pavements;

Recyclability of concrete;

Use of low energy cements;

Reduced lighting costs and urban heat island effect;

No danger of leaching.

 

Go back