The impact of road pavement on urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon

Siti Halipah Ibrahim, Nurul Izzati Ahmat Ibrahim, Julaihi Wahid, Nurakmal Abdullah Goh, Dona Rose Amer Koesmeri, Mohd Nasrun Mohd Nawi

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Abstract

An urban heat island (UHI) is a climatic phenomenon caused by modifications to the climate due to changes in the form and composition of the land surface and atmosphere. The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of road pavement types for mitigating or intensifying UHI. This study was conducted in the Kota Samarahan area. Since Kota Samarahan is classified as a suburban area, it is still a developing district. Hence, there is still an opportunity for proper planning, such as choosing the most suitable type of pavement, before this area becomes a UHI. Data was collected by studying four types of pavements (asphalt, concrete, permeable, and industrialised building system (IBS) StormPav) in terms of their characteristics, performance, and maintenance costs. Additionally, their surface temperatures were investigated using ThermaCam and then plotted against the surrounding air temperature. Interview sessions were also conducted with the personnel of Jabatan Kerja Raya to obtain valuable information for this research. As a result, this study found that the construction of asphalt pavement can produce numerous potential impacts on the environment, which further contribute to air pollution and the UHI effect. Concrete, permeable, and IBS StormPav pavements retained less heat compared to asphalt, and can be implement to mitigate the UHI phenomenon. Furthermore, the implementation of green walls, cool roofs, vegetation and trees, and altering the properties and construction of asphalt pavement can help in mitigating this phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1597-1608
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Technology
Volume9
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Air temperature
  • Pavement
  • Surface temperature
  • Urban heat island (UHI)

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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Ibrahim, S. H., Ibrahim, N. I. A., Wahid, J., Goh, N. A., Koesmeri, D. R. A., & Nawi, M. N. M. (2018). The impact of road pavement on urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon. International Journal of Technology, 9(8), 1597-1608. https://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v9i8.2755

The impact of road pavement on urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon. / Ibrahim, Siti Halipah; Ibrahim, Nurul Izzati Ahmat; Wahid, Julaihi; Goh, Nurakmal Abdullah; Koesmeri, Dona Rose Amer; Nawi, Mohd Nasrun Mohd.

In: International Journal of Technology, Vol. 9, No. 8, 01.01.2018, p. 1597-1608.

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Ibrahim, SH, Ibrahim, NIA, Wahid, J, Goh, NA, Koesmeri, DRA & Nawi, MNM 2018, 'The impact of road pavement on urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon', International Journal of Technology, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 1597-1608. https://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v9i8.2755
Ibrahim SH, Ibrahim NIA, Wahid J, Goh NA, Koesmeri DRA, Nawi MNM. The impact of road pavement on urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon. International Journal of Technology. 2018 Jan 1;9(8):1597-1608. https://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v9i8.2755
Ibrahim, Siti Halipah ; Ibrahim, Nurul Izzati Ahmat ; Wahid, Julaihi ; Goh, Nurakmal Abdullah ; Koesmeri, Dona Rose Amer ; Nawi, Mohd Nasrun Mohd. / The impact of road pavement on urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon. In: International Journal of Technology. 2018 ; Vol. 9, No. 8. pp. 1597-1608.
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