Strategic framework to achieve carbon-efficient construction and maintenance of railway infrastructure systems

@article{Kaewunruen2015StrategicFT,
  title={Strategic framework to achieve carbon-efficient construction and maintenance of railway infrastructure systems},
  author={Sakdirat Kaewunruen and Joseph M. Sussman and Herbert H. Einstein},
  journal={Frontiers in Environmental Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={3}
}
Sakdirat Kaewunruen*, Joseph M. Sussman and Herbert H. Einstein 1 Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, School of Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK 2 High Speed Rail Research Group, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA 3 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA *Correspondence: sakdirat@hotmail.com; s.kaewunruen… 

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