Potentials for concrete block pavements

Environmental requirements for public street spaces

The type of road pavement is usually selected on the basis of technical specifications for road construction whereas design aspects come into play only in sophisticated planning scenarios in an inner-city or town center context. On the other hand, options to mitigate environmental impact that result from selecting appropriate building materials have largely been neglected to date.

When assuming that traffic infrastructure should have a service life of about 30 years, designers need to take responsibility and define the requirements for the future-proof design of street spaces for the period...

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