International Construction Specialty Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (ICSC) (5th : 2015)

Comparison of construction equipment emissions for seven construction projects Rasdorf, William; Hummer, Joseph; Arocho, Ingrid

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This paper reports on the results of field studies of seven transportation infrastructure projects. The results of two road projects are compared to four street and utility projects and to a commercial building project. The study results show that road construction emits a much higher quantity of emissions than building construction; that the emissions calculated with published data are higher than those from field data; and that backhoes, motor graders, and bulldozers produce the highest total emissions. This paper adds to our understanding of emissions estimates from multiple project types and data sources.

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