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16Aug 2017

ACPA Staff and Members attended the Annual Subcommittee on Materials dinner in Phoenix AZ on August 8. ACPA was the sponsor of the event.

14Aug 2017

National Concrete Pipe Week was celebrated August 20 through 26. Arkansas concrete pipe producing companies celebrated by thanking those who make the industry successful with a visit to Governor Hutchinson’s office in the State Capitol. Public agencies and private companies met at Arkansas’ State Capitol to recognize the contributions of the concrete pipe industry to […]

11Aug 2017

Purpose: To recognize agencies which have demonstrated creative and innovative accomplishments through projects that have been designed utilizing precast concrete pipe or boxes. Promote public awareness of the activities and contributions of public agencies and the ACPA and its members. Eligibility: Any member agency of AASHTO may enter this Award Program. Agencies and ACPA members […]

09Aug 2017

ASTM pipe committees make an impact on water systems and safety By Cicely Enright Published in the July/August Issue of ASTM Standardization News While it’s not completely clear how much you need to drink each day (eight glasses is an easy but not necessarily final answer), most of us expect that we’ll have clean water […]

05Aug 2017

Published in Concrete Plant International 2017-04   Russell Tripp President, American Concrete Pipe Association This year, 2017, is a milestone year for the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) and its members. Among the pages yet to be written, are changes in leaders, new directions, and a refreshed organizational structure. The concrete pipe industry is blessed […]

24Jul 2017

On June 13, Forterra hosted 25 representatives of the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) at its Marshalltown production facility.  Staffs of the Materials, Construction, and Bridges & Structures offices represented IDOT. The Tour covered production of dry cast structures, dry cast pipe, dry cast boxes, and wet cast structures, along with material testing and quality […]

21Jul 2017

The Texas Concrete Pipe Association (TCPA) is providing a series of four Lunch & Learn Seminars for the TSPE Sabine Chapter in Beaumont from July through September.  On Thursday, July 20th, Beaumont area Engineers and Contractors learned about the TxDOT Standard Inlet and Manhole Program, which provides a unified system for naming, sizes and shapes […]

15Jul 2017

Aging MDOT Cast-in-Place Culvert Replaced with Precast Bill Washabaugh, Northern Concrete Pipe, Inc. Will Thompson, P.E., Lansing Transportation Service Center Manager Michigan Department of Transportation An aging three-sided cast-in-place (7-foot x 7-foot) box culvert constructed in 1946 under M-43, west of Grand Ledge, MI was compromised by degradational scour, which undermined its foundation and footings. […]

10Jul 2017

Transportation professionals met in Juneau, Alaska for the 2017 Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO) Annual Meeting held June 25-28. The annual meeting was attended by State Department of Transportation CEOs, Chief Engineers, and executive leadership from the 18 westernmost states in the country, as well as executives from the U.S. Department […]

28Jun 2017

Thanks to each of you ACPA had a very successful Fundraiser for Congressman Garrett Graves. He was very gracious with his time and definitely wants our ideas and suggestions on infrastructure. As you can see in the attached photo, we were well represented at the event. Graham Hill with Oldcastle (not pictured) was also in […]

26Jun 2017

The American Concrete Pipe Association recently completed a series of three full training days across Montana.  The training took place in Helena, Bozeman, and Billings during the first week of June.  Trygve Hoff and Woody Rigdon, the West Region and Central Region Engineers, spoke on a range of topics including Pipe Design, Installation, Inspection and […]

26May 2017

How to Improve Maintenance, Reduce Footprints and Expand the Lifespan of Structures  To some in the construction industry, it is ironic that we need water to survive and wastewater to be removed properly to live healthily, yet the water/wastewater market is filled with temporary fixes and cost-saving shortcuts. Crisis in Flint, Mich., and droughts throughout […]

04Apr 2017

America`s infrastructure owners continue to face challenging times when facing needs to expand and improve existing transportation modes, while maintaining elements of existing systems. Proper inspection, management, and maintenance of aging infrastructure seems to be consuming more resources, time, and money than ever before. The concrete pipe industry has been working with DOTs and municipalities for years to […]

03Apr 2017

Richard E. Barnes Award John Finch, Rinker Materials This award is the highest recognition of support and service to the industry presented to an individual for lifetime achievement. Mel C. Marshall Award Tim Ferguson, Forterra The award recognizes contributions to manufacturing and quality. Richard C. Longfellow Award County Materials Each year, a Concrete Pipe News […]

29Mar 2017

(Concrete – Russell Tripp, P.E., will succeed Matt Childs, P.E. as ACPA president, effective April 1. His appointment follows seven years as ACPA California, Florida and Georgia engineer, working with local producer members to strengthen their state associations and build concrete drainage products market share. “Russell has invested a lot of time and energy […]

28Mar 2017

(Public – The American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) today announced that Russell Tripp, PE, will succeed Matt Childs, P.E. as President, effective April 1 Tripp has served as the ACPA’s Georgia, California, and Florida engineer, working with local concrete pipe producer members to strengthen their state associations, since 2010. “Russell has invested a lot of […]