FORESIGHT SESSION 4. "SUSTAINABLE PAVEMENTS: ON THE ROAD TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE & ENERGY EFFICIENCY"

Oct. 7, Monday. 08:00-11:30

Conference Room C

Chair: Prof. Kamil KALOUSH, International Road federation (IRF), USA

Global commitments to reduce carbon emissions and simultaneously increase the resilience of critical infrastructure to extreme weather events have placed greater societal expectations on road builders to design and deliver sustainable pavements that are both affordable and scalable. This session will present a comparative benchmark of the state of readiness of the most promising pavement technologies, and endeavour to achieve a high-level consensus on the political and financing framework required to operate the transition from prototypes today to large-scale deployment tomorrow.

Introduction

• Prof. Kamil KALOUSH, International Road federation (IRF), USA

Part 1

Mainstreaming of Green Construction Technologies in India
• S.K. NIRMAL, Secretary General, Indian Roads Congress, India

Advances in low-emission pavement engineering processes
• Dr. Mohamed EL-BASYOUNY, Parsons Middle East, UAE

Impact of Future Climate Change on Materials Selection and Pavement Performance in UAE
• Prof. Waleed ZEIADA, University of Sharjah, UAE

Research and Development Efforts in the UAE
• Prof. Tom SKARPAS, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates

Questions & Answers
• Prof. Kamil KALOUSH, Arizona State University, USA

Break 09:30 - 10:00

Part 2

Policies to Extend the life of Road Assets
• Dr. Adam ZOFKA, Road & Bridge Research Institute (IBDiM), Poland

Promoting greener & more durable road construction (Industry Contributions)
• Mr Luis Alfonso DE LEÓN ALONSO, Technical Manager, CIRTEC, Spain
• Mr Joe Abi SALEH, Forta Corporation, Canada
• Mr Himanshu AGARWAL, Senior Vice President, Zydex, India
• Mrs Leticia PARRA RODRIGUEZ, Technical Manager, MENA Energy, United Arab Emirates

Questions & Answers
• Prof. Kamil KALOUSH

Conclusion

• Prof. Kamil KALOUSH