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Measurement of the indicator ‘Retaining Value’ in asphalt for circular infrastructure

López Almanza, E. (2020) Measurement of the indicator ‘Retaining Value’ in asphalt for circular infrastructure.

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Abstract:Aiming to reduce the amount of raw materials extracted from natural sources, the concept of Circular Economy has emerged in the past years. Towards the transition from a traditional linear model to a circular model, many indicators have been developed in order to be able to assess the level of circularity of many industries. Precisely, as the construction industry contributes with the most waste generation, and resource exploitation, being one of the most harmful industries for the environment, research about this is being developed. Having this in mind, the indicator ‘Retaining Value’ for Circular Economy in asphalt was researched in order to build a framework which can measure both physical and economic values retained in infrastructure projects and find its correlation. This paper explains how the framework was developed and how the indicator is scored. In order to test the framework, a case was analyzed by comparing two different types of asphalts and assessing their performance on the value retention.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Programme:Construction Management and Engineering MSc (60337)
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