Pavement Design and Pavement Management

A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 768

Special Issue Editor

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Coimbra, 3030-788 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: pavement design; pavement maintenance management; maintenance and rehabilitation of pavements; pavement energy harvesting; pavement management systems; transport infrastructure management; road safety management systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Driven by the increasing global awareness of sustainability values and the effects of climate change, governments, transport infrastructure management agencies, and private infrastructure owners are all determined to make their businesses more sustainable. Within this context, road and airport pavements are a type of transport infrastructure particularly meaningful for consideration due to the existing long service life requirements, the considerable consumption of energy and non-renewable resources, and the significant generation of emissions and waste during their construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and operation. Sustainable practices regarding pavement design, the selection of paving materials, the production of mixtures, and construction activities are important, but there are other sustainability opportunities that result from considering, in an integrated way, the whole pavement’s life cycle, the recent advances in computational optimization and simulation techniques, and the availability of more computational power.

We welcome the submission of articles that could help to enhance stakeholders' capacities to make strategic and more informed decisions regarding the design, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and operation of road and airport pavements, which would ultimately enhance the sustainability of transport systems. Specifically, the studies included in this Special Issue are expected to address cutting-edge research and developments in the following subject areas:

  • Pavement design methodologies;
  • Construction techniques and strategies;
  • Rehabilitation, preservation, and maintenance strategies;
  • Pavement management systems;
  • Pavement maintenance optimization models;
  • Pavement performance prediction models;
  • User costs models;
  • Life-cycle cost analysis;
  • Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA);
  • Social life-cycle assessment;
  • Multicriteria decision making methods;
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) applied to pavements;
  • Operational research methods applied to pavements;
  • Other advanced analytical and computational techniques applied to pavements.

Prof. Dr. Adelino Jorge Lopes Ferreira
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Infrastructures is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • roads
  • airports
  • pavement design
  • pavement management
  • maintenance and rehabilitation of pavements
  • sustainability
  • Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • life-cycle cost analysis
  • life-cycle sustainability assessment
  • optimization models
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • simulation models
  • operational research methods

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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