Life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions for road infrastructure

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22nd Mar 2017 3:30pm-4:00pm
Room 110a, Building 60, Clayton campus
Civil Engineering events


Presentation by Dr Peng Wu (Curtin University WA)

The primary aim of this project is to develop an innovative assessment model to more accurately measure greenhouse gas emissions generated by roads over the entirety of their life cycle. The research intends to address an important gap by integrating recent methodological developments and practical  advances from road construction and maintenance into the proposed assessment model. The expected outcome will be a new assessment model and mapping tool which will visualise emissions levels and better map these emissions into the cost-benefit analysis of roads. This will help reduce the input cost of  greenhouse gas reduction strategies, optimise reduction activities and increase the competitiveness of the Australian infrastructure sector.

Bio: Dr. Wu holds a PhD degree (Project Management) from National University of Singapore, Master of Science (Construction Management) degree from Loughborough University, UK and a Bachelor of Science (Project Management) degree from Tsinghua University, China.

Dr. Wu joined the Department of Construction Management at Curtin University as a Senior Lecturer in Jan 2015. He is also the Associate Director of the Australasian Joint Research Centre for Building Information Modelling, responsible for industry engagement. He is the project coordinator of sustainable  asset management under the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre. In 2016, Dr. Wu won the Discovery Early Career Research Award from the Australian Research Council, which is a prestigious award to support excellent basic and applied research by early career researchers. He has published  around 50 top quality refereed journal articles and secured more than $1 million project funding in the past two years. His research areas include sustainable construction, lean production and construction, life cycle assessment and building information modelling.

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Jeff Walker