This semester, we will take a look at what the concrete and asphalt industries are doing to "Go Green". Each of you will write a short term paper (1500 words) on recent innovations to make concrete and asphalt more environmentally friendly. The term "environmentally friendly" has many different connotations and I am deliberately leaving it vague to encourage a wide variety of topics. Here, though, are a few ideas to start your thinking:
asphalt and concrete to reduce resource consumption
Google terms like "green pavement" or "concrete sustainability" or "asphalt carbon footprint" and you'll get more hits than you can imagine.
The following deadlines apply:
10/18 - Submit your paper topic for approval via e-mail (so I have it in writing and with a time stamp). My goal is to have no duplication in topics; topics are approved on a first-come, first-served basis. For a list of the topics already taken, click here.
11/1 - Submit your reference list for approval. You must have at least 3 references. Web pages are allowed, but articles in technical journals and trade publications are preferred and score better in the grading rubric.
11/15 - Submit your completed term paper. You can submit a paper copy or attach the paper to an e-mail, as long as I get it before the start of class on this day.
11/29 - Graded term papers will be returned.
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