FA6 – Roads and the Environment

Roads and the environment

Both construction processes and road usage impact on the environment in terms of the consumption of non-renewable energy resources, harmful emissions and exposure of the wellness of employees to risks on road contracts. In recent years the roads industry has initiated a number of measures to mitigate the harmful effects of its actions on the environment and exposure of labour to health hazards.

Such measures comprise encouragement of a green economy, compliance with international standards and legislation, reduced energy consumption in the manufacture and application of road building materials, engineering controls to limit harmful emissions, staff training in protective measures to safeguard their health and safety.

Also, “climate resilient roads” in terms of stability against land-slides; adequate drainage and dealing with the effects of climate change will be addressed by the conference.