Pavement optimisation delivers a design that meets a project’s priorities in the most economical way, striking a balance between reducing pavement thickness with increased trafficking performance.
The beneﬁts of pavement optimisation:
- Reduced pavement costs: pavement construction costs are typically reduced by 20%, by using fewer materials and accelerating construction programmes, while maintaining trafficking performance.
- Increased pavement life: traffic capacity can be increased by up to six times that of traditionally built pavements.
- Lower whole-life costs: increased trafficking performance can reduce maintenance and repairs, delivering whole-life cost savings.
- Reduced carbon footprint: road construction materials have high embodied energy in terms of CO2e emissions. Reducing the amount of material used in the road construction can reduce project carbon footprint.