Concrete Products

MAR 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 56 of 75 March 2018 • 55 TECHNICAL TALK 2018 TRB MEETING "The takeaway for us is that higher albedo surfaces where there isn't an urban environment are defi- nitely going to be a benefit. We have calculations that show exactly how much of a benefit that is in mitigat- ing climate change. When it comes to urban environments, we see that having higher albedo surfaces in places with a lot of dense, tall build- ings might not be the best solution, that it can actually increase the heating and cooling demands on the buildings more than any benefit you would get in the climate. "But on the average those situa- tions aren't that common; most areas will have low-rise buildings that are further apart and in those places we show a net benefit," he concludes. "Part of our research is to explore more context, more locations, and make sure that if that's the case, that some early results show that higher albedo surfaces can mitigate the impact of climate change and the urban heat island." * IPCC Assessment Report 5: Due to anthropogenic activities Due to changes in radiative balance, increases in surface albedo can offset increases in carbon di- oxide emissions, impacting climate change. IMAGE: Xu, Gregory and Kirchain TRANSFORMING THE WAY THE WORLD WORKS Over 2 million vehicles use Trimble transportation technology, learn more at or call +1.480.489.2270 Better intel equals better decisions equals better productivity equals better business. TrimFleet management tools can greatly increase ready mix and aggregates fleet efficiency, with real-time, actionable intelligence. Status auto-sensing reduces the need for operator input. Improved delivery efficiency with accurate location updates. Smarter business analysis with reporting and real-time alerts. Hours of Service tracking for ELD compliance.

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Concrete Products - MAR 2018