MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 162, 2018The 3rd International Conference on Buildings, Construction and Environmental Engineering, BCEE3-2017
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Section||Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development|
|Published online||07 May 2018|
Colored asphalt and street print are decorating paving in public spaces
Department of Building and Construction Engineering, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq
* Corresponding author: Khawla_kareem@yahoo.com
Asphalt is the main material used to finish the internal and external streets of cities. Newly emerged in some countries, the use of colors which is added to the asphalt, it would be possible to use in the paving of this material widely in walking pavements, bicycle paths, parks and open spaces. By analyzing the international experiences as well as practical study, by a survey that was done by Iraqi professors in the specialized field of civil and road engineering, as well as architects, urban designer, and landscapers. Non-proliferation of Colored Asphalt and Street Print applications locally, this application has not been used in Iraq till now. There is a lack of knowledge on this subject, hence, the studies and research need to be carried out on this aspect, and find out their suitability for the local environment. The reasons that it is not used in Iraq are: cost of devices, staff, lack of experience, unavailability of materials, laws - culture- traffic engineering and lack of desire for development. It was found that, it is necessary to legislate engineering laws related to traffic engineering and educate vehicle owners about this new culture.
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