Sustainable road development and management

Price, David (2015) Sustainable road development and management. [USQ Project]

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The aim of this project is to identify and evaluate the common sustainable development and management practices that are currently being utilised by the road industry. Furthermore determine if these practices are having an advantageous benefit acting upon the industry; and determine the barriers impeding the implementation of the identified sustainable development and management practices. To gather the data required the methodology best suited for this research project was to undertake a minimum of two site tours and one case study, this allowed adequate information to be gathered and processed. The research project calculated the benefits often experienced by organisations through undertaking two site tours on; Redbank Plains Road Upgrade and Moreton Bay Rail Project and analysing a case study on the Great Eastern Highway Project. From the site tours and case study it was revealed that certain sustainable management and development practices incorporated by the organisation did in fact have advantageous benefits in relation to social, economic and environmental aspects. From this conclusion the research project progressed to provide recommendations to combat the current barriers impeding the implementation of sustainable practices. These recommendation include; additional training and education to allow for a better understanding of the sustainable practice, additional planning in the design phase of the road construction to allow for adequate timing to implement the sustainable practice, and finally present motivational aspects to the client and/or contractor to gain momentum in the application of sustainable practices.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Construction (Honours) project
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Supervisors: Thorpe, David
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 01:37
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2016 01:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable roads, development practice, management practice, redbank plains road upgrade, moreton bay rail project
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29275

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