Sustainable Road Pavements for Harsh Climates

Funding/Research Support:

NSERC Discovery Grant

Project Overview:

Across the country, Canada has more than a million kilometers of paved roads. Although Canada has rich natural beauty and geography, it also has a unique and harsh climate. Since the country is significantly large, the climate varies between regions.… View More

Solar Reflective Additives for Pavement Mixture Design

Funding/Research Support:

Seed, Bridge, Multi-disciplinary Research Funding Program

Project Overview:

The primary objective of this research is to conduct a preliminary investigation to evaluate an alternative method to help reduce urban air temperature in Canadian cities, by including solar reflective additives  in asphalt pavement mixture design.… View More

Application of Waste Cooking Oil in Construction of Asphalt Pavements

Funding/Research Support:

Harris Center, Multi-Materials Stewardship Board of Government of Newfoundland and Labrador,  Stantec Inc., Pardy’s Waste Management

Project Overview:

A large portion of the oils used for cooking will end up as waste-cooking-oil (WCO). WCO contains many harmful chemical by-products (palmitic acids), and improper disposal in the wastewater system taxes sewage lines and increases the organic load on the sewage treatment plant significantly.… View More

Bio-Based Binders as a Sustainable Alternative to Conventional Asphalt Binders

Funding/Research Support:

FEAS Start-up Funding Program

Project Overview:

To reduce the impact of global warming and use of non-renewable resources, bio-based binder is becoming popular in the recent years. The increased use of the alternative binder is also due to the recent volatility in the petroleum market and considering economic advantages.… View More

Climate Change Impact on Pavement Infrastructure

Funding/Research Support:

FEAS Start-up Funding Program

Project Overview:

Earth’s climate has been changing from last 650,000 years, but from 1950 there is a drastic change in climate due to an increased emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.… View More