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Tony Parry

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Tony Parry is a member of the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre research group.

Appointments Held

2005 - present: Associate Professor, Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham

2002 - 2005: Senior Research Fellow, TRL

2003 - 2005: Strategy Manager, Centre for Sustainability, TRL

1996 - 2002: Research Fellow, TRL

1994 - 1996: Senior Scientific Officer, TRL

1992 - 1994: Higher Scientific Officer, TRL

1986 - 1992: Research Assistant, Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, University of Hull

Expertise Summary

Tony Parry is an Associate Professor in the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre where his research interests include life cycle assessment and carbon footprint of construction products and infrastructure, corporate social responsibility and responsible sourcing in the construction sector, road surface condition measurement including skidding resistance and its relation to accidents and the impact of road condition on vehicle fuel consumption, and pavement materials and design.

Tony was a Senior Research Fellow and the Highways Agency Frameworks Manager at the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL Ltd) until October 2005. His 13-year career at TRL involved research and consultancy work for a large number of national and international government and industry clients (often in collaboration) and an instrumental role in establishing TRL's multi-disciplinary Centre for Sustainability.

Teaching Summary

Level 4 module; Sustainable Construction and Life Cycle Analysis

Level 1 workshop; Principles of Sustainability

Research Summary

Research into life cycle assessment or carbon footprint of transport infrastructure has focused on development of methodology with respect to allocation during recycling and system boundary expansion… read more

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Current Research

Research into life cycle assessment or carbon footprint of transport infrastructure has focused on development of methodology with respect to allocation during recycling and system boundary expansion to the use phase of road pavements. This has included the impact of traffic delay during maintenance and recently expanded to the use of truck fleet fuel consumption data to assess the impact of road surface condition.

Work on sustainable construction has included development of assessment indicators and uptake of responsible sourcing. Current research includes review and development of indicator tools including circular economy performance indicators.

Previous work on the relationship between road surface skidding resistance and accidents on highways, which led to the development of the latest skidding resistance standards, is being expanded to local authority roads. The use of truck fleet telematics data is being developed in identifying accident risk. This is complemented by basic studies of the mechanism of polishing of road stones during simulated trafficking and the loss of skidding resistance.

Research into new construction materials includes the use of fibre reinforcement in concrete and asphalt and the performance of low-temperature asphalt.

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