Innovative technologies in road sector

Oad, Pardeep Kumar, Kumar, Arun, & Kajewski, Stephen (2016) Innovative technologies in road sector. In 8th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements, 27 - 29 July 2016, Singapore.

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Toole, Hallowell and Chinowsky (2013) define innovation as, “the act of introducing a significant improvement in a process, product, or system that is novel to the organization, may cause individuals to view things differently, and results in competitive advantage, increased value for the client or benefit to stockholders”.

The road construction industry needs new applications from the view point of innovation and technology (Caerteling et al., 2009). Focus needs to be on enhancing road industry performance considering that road infrastructure is a substantial contributor to employment and gross domestic product (Caerteling et al., 2011).

Based on limited literature available on application of innovative technologies in the road sector, typical examples reported are: solar roads, Smart highways in the Netherlands that glow in the dark, new road surface material, CFA (Continuous Flight Augur) piling, Moveable barrier system, use of recycled material and others.

This paper presents an overview of innovation in the road construction sector, the driving factors behind adopting new techniques and materials; and the barriers it faces in their application.

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ID Code: 98409
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Innovation, Road sector, Construction, Technologies, Materials, Pavements
DOI: 10.3850/978-981-11-0449-7-136-cd
ISBN: 9789811104497
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Copyright Owner: 2016 by Mairepav8 2016 Organizers
Deposited On: 26 Aug 2016 04:54
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2016 03:31

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