Sustainability Assessment Tool for Pavements (SAT4P) Features at ISC Connect Conference 2022

In collaboration with the Western Australian Road Research Innovation Program (WARRIP) NACOE recently presented on an innovative new Sustainability Assessment Tool for Pavements (SAT4P) at the Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC) Connect Conference on the Sunshine Coast in October, 2022.

Image Source: (NACOE) SAT4P Presenters Louis Bettin and Louise Dutton at the ISC Connect Conferenece on the Sunshine Coast, October 2022.

The presentation was well received with keen interest in release of the tool.

Through its functionality and customised materials libraries, SAT4P enables engineers, sustainability professionals and researchers to assess the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions and economic costs of pavement design options, including innovative recycled and traditional pavement materials.

The user-friendly online interface will improve the visibility of sustainable pavement options and the consistency of assessments.

SAT4P may be used by Australasian transport and road agencies toward:

•    Achieving economic sustainability goals
•    Reducing GHG emissions 
•    Improving long-term investment decision making, and
•    Evaluating new and innovative pavement designs.

The tool is currently in its final testing phase with an expected release in 2023.

Image Source: (NACOE) Homescreen display of the online SAT4P interface at the ISC Connect Conference on the Sunshine Coast, October 2022.)