Benchmarking Sustainable Roadway Infrastructure: A live presentation by CLF staffer Milad Ashtiani on May 5

Milad Ashtiani will do a 3-minute presentation of his PhD thesis as part of an online competition. Milad is a civil engineer, CLF staffer, and PhD candidate at the University of Washington, responsible for the execution of research and analysis, development of guidance documents and educational resources, and outreach across the design community to improve the quality, accuracy, and effectiveness of building performance tools, methods and data that address embodied carbon.

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Milad’s synopsis

Emphasis on sustainable development and climate change has pushed most infrastructure sectors to implement and manage sustainability efforts. Milad’s dissertation proposes a lifecycle assessment framework that can help integrate the environmental impacts of roadway construction projects, mainly in the form of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, into their financial evaluation process to reinforce decision making in response to soon-to-be legislated sustainability-driven policies such as the Buy Clean and Buy Fair Washington Act.