THE USE OF LOCAL MATERIALS IN THE FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT STRUCTURE TOWARDS THE SUSTAINABLE PAVEMENT MATERIALS IN INDONESIA

  • Bambang S. Subagio ITB, Bandung, INDONESIA

Abstract

The issues toward: low-energy, low-emissions, and environmentally-friendly construction methods is taking root in the asphalts pavement industry, but it comes with the challenge of defining what actually “green” or “sustainable” pavement actually mean in practice.


One  of  some  definitions  on     “green  or  sustainable  pavement”  is:  a  pavement  that  minimizes  all environmental impact through the reduction of energy consumption, reduction of natural resources and reduction of its associated emissions, while always meeting all performance conditions and standards [ Miller et al., 2009 ].


In Indonesia, the issue of “sustainable pavement”, or more precisely “sustainable pavement materials” was not really published or recognized. The issue of “Green Construction” or “Sustainable Construction” could be more popular than “Sustainable pavement”.


In this paper, the issue “Sustainable Pavement” will be elaborated and discussed in detail, that considers also the yearly preservation program from the Directorate General of Bina Marga, Ministry of Public Works.


Some researches using the local materials, such as: ASBUTON (Natural Asphalt), RAP (Recycled Asphalt Pavement) materials will be presented, showing that the local materials in Indonesia could be used or reused in pavement construction and that would give some benefits in performance, and also in line with the issue “sustainable pavement”.


Lastly, some recommendations could be proposed for the construction or preservation program of national, provincial  and  local  roads  in  Indonesia,  regarding  the  global  issue  on  Sustainable  Construction  or Sustainable (pavement) Materials.

Published
2011-08-01
How to Cite
S. SUBAGIO, Bambang. THE USE OF LOCAL MATERIALS IN THE FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT STRUCTURE TOWARDS THE SUSTAINABLE PAVEMENT MATERIALS IN INDONESIA. EACEF - International Conference of Civil Engineering, [S.l.], v. 1, p. 051, aug. 2011. Available at: <http://proceeding.eacef.com/ojs/index.php/EACEF/article/view/240>. Date accessed: 19 may 2024.
Section
Group of Building Materials Engineering (Nanotechnology)