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Sustainable Airport Construction Practices (2011)

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Suggested Citation:"Chapter 1 - Introduction." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2011. Sustainable Airport Construction Practices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/22925.
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The research team was contracted to conduct research for Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Project 08-01, “Sustainable Airport Construction Practices.” The research team compiled a collection of sustainable construction practices (referred to in this guide as the “Collection”) available for consideration by stakeholders involved in the planning, design, and/or construction of airport development or redevelopment projects (referred to in this Guide as the “users” of the Collection). Practices identified include construction methods, procedures, and technologies that have been or are being implemented at airports in the United States and throughout the world. The Collection of sustainable airport construction practices focuses on those practices that are considered to have sustainable impact during the construction phase(s) of a project, including procurement, construction planning/logistics, construction monitoring, and implementation (actual construction). The purpose of the Collection is to provide a resource that will enable the user to quickly identify potential sustainable airport construction practices for consideration. The Collection was developed so that it can be easily used by anyone involved in airport construction projects, regardless of the size of the airport or project scope. This user’s guide to the Collection explains: • The key concepts of sustainability, construction, and “sustainable construction practices;” • How the data included in the Collection was gathered; • The organization of the Collection; and • How to use the Collection. The user’s guide also includes case studies that illustrate some of the sustainable construction practices contained in the Collection. 1 C H A P T E R 1 Introduction

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TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 42: Sustainable Airport Construction Practices explores a set of best practices, methods, procedures, and materials that if implemented during construction may have a sustainable, positive economic, operational, environmental, or social effect.

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