America’s infrastructure was built to last, but it wasn’t built to last forever. The Center for Infrastructure Renewal is focusing on how to ensure the resilience of the collective physical systems that America runs upon. In this clip from the Thinking Transportation Podcast from Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), research engineer Edith Arámbula-Mercado takes the long view on transportation infrastructure development. To hear the whole podcast and more like it, log onto the Thinking Transportation homepage or find the podcast series on your favourite streaming service.
Guest info: Dr. Edith Arámbula-Mercado currently manages TTI’s Recycled Pavement Materials Program and was recently appointed as Deputy Director of the Center for Infrastructure Renewal. She specializes in the design, production, construction, and maintenance of sustainable pavement base and surface layers. Her research focuses on incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement and other waste and by-products in flexible pavements to achieve balanced cracking and rutting performance, along with enhanced durability against moisture-induced damage. She characterizes pavement materials using traditional and novel non-destructive experimental techniques and numerical modeling.