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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 Products.com) – 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 Works.com) – 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 […]

28Mar 2017

(Concrete Construction.com) – 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 […]

06Dec 2016

After flooding and wildfires increased scrutiny of materials used in the state’s roadway systems, Rinker Materials – Concrete Pipe Division hosted a concrete pipe plant tour with Governor Hickenlooper along with national, state and local elected officials at its plant in Littleton, CO addressing critical safety, quality, and budgetary concerns. See page 12: http://coloradopublicworksjournal.com/fall-2016 Image […]

18Oct 2016

by Claire Suttles  Interview with President Matt Childs and report on the American Concrete Pipe Association.  …Because different jobs call for different pipes, the ACPA wants to make sure that engineers have the freedom to use whichever pipe they feel is best for the circumstance—whether that means concrete or plastic.  “Every pipe has its advantage […]

04Oct 2016

Pipeline function determines performance requirements of joints. The first documented U.S. installation of concrete pipe was in Mohawk, N.Y., in 1842. Since then, the design, manufacture, installation, and inspection of concrete wastewater pipelines has grown in complexity. That complexity has placed increasing demand for critical buried infrastructure of highest quality and reliability that resists natural […]

07Sep 2016

Purpose: To recognize state DOT Departments and leaders 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 state DOTs and the ACPA and its members. Eligibility: Any state DOT may enter this Award Program. State DOT’s and […]

01Sep 2016

National Concrete Pipe Week was celebrated August 14 through 20. Concrete pipe producing companies celebrated by thanking those who make the industry successful while highlighting the benefits of concrete pipe to America’s transportation infrastructure. Rinker Materials, Frederick, MD held an Open House highlighting the versatility of concrete pipe and precast products. Transportation and public works […]

16Aug 2016

Steel fiber reinforced concrete pipes are currently used as an alternative to conventional steel reinforced concrete pipes in some regions of the world, such as Europe and Australia. However, there are concerns with corrosion of the steel fibers as larger cracks develop in the pipes. An extensive five-year research program was carried out at the University of […]

16Aug 2016

DelDOT Program to Replace Corrugated Metal Pipes with RCP Alternative By Jason Hastings, Bridge Design Engineer Delaware Department of Transportation Since the early 2000s, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has been focused on replacing aging and corroding corrugated metal pipe culverts throughout the state. DelDOT defines a state-length bridge as a structure with a hydraulic opening […]

15Jun 2016

The American Concrete Pipe Association introduced its Chairman’s Quality Award in 2015 to recognize member plants and/or companies that have implemented successful innovations resulting in higher quality products and more efficient production processes. At its annual meeting in 2016, the overall winner was Northern Concrete Pipe, Inc. – Bay City, MI for its “Surveyor’s Wheel” that safely […]

05Apr 2016

Richard E. Barnes Award George Hand, Oldcastle Precast This award is the highest recognition of support and service to the industry presented to an individual for lifetime achievement.   Mel C. Marshall Award Jake Jyrkama, Rinker Materials – Concrete Pipe Division CEMEX The award recognizes contributions to manufacturing and quality.   Richard C. Longfellow Award […]