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Construction, Pavement Technologies, Sustainability Dale E. Newcomb, Ph.D., P.E., Jon A. Epps, Ph.D., P.E., Fujie Zhou, Ph.D., P.E.

Use of RAP & RAS in High Binder Replacement Asphalt Mixtures: A Synthesis

The Pavement Economics Committee-funded report Use of RAP & RAS in High Binder Replacement Asphalt Mixtures: A Synthesis is complete and published as NAPA Special Report 213. The report includes a historical overview of the use of RAP and RAS, environmental and economic benefits, design and production considerations, and field performance information.

Construction, Sustainability NAPA

Shining a Light on Reflective Pavements and UHI

Reflective pavements are promoted as a tool for mitigating the urban heat island effect (UHI), but the science to support such claims is lacking. Most of the research backing such claims deals with rooftops, not pavements, and the effects and value of reflective surfaces are different when they are below our feet instead of well above our heads. This factsheet explores the issue.