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11Dec 2017

The Rinker Materials Phoenix staff hosted a presentation and plant tour for the FHWA Arizona Division engineering staff on November 28. The group was first provided an hour presentation on RCP design, installation & inspection, highlighted by review of current storm drain spec revisions being considered by Arizona DOT.  They were then briefed on plant […]

16Nov 2017

The Arkansas Chapter – ACPA partnered with Arkansas DOT (ArDOT) to conduct the 2017 Annual  Training Day in North Little Rock, AR on November 15, 2017. Personnel from Maintenance, Roadway, State Aid, Roadway, Bridge and Construction Divisions at ArDOT’s Headquarters attended the event, as did personnel from several Districts. Personnel from Scurlock Industries, Forterra Building Products […]

25Oct 2017

Two orders lead the American Concrete Pipe Association 2017 agenda: staff transition and message reinforcement. Ahead of the annual convention in March, the group announced that Russell Tripp, P.E., would succeed president Matt Childs, who moved to a management post at HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies, one of the ACPA’s leading associate members. “Russell Tripp’s knowledge of […]

06Oct 2017

As the world’s most commonly used building material, concrete offers a wealth of features that make it the material for building projects everywhere, both above and below ground. Behind the concrete that is so commonly used for infrastructure in America is the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) which advocates, represents and educates its members, as […]

03Oct 2017

Producer members of the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) began retooling the concrete pipe industry in the mid to late 90s to accommodate market demand and the production of 21st century precast concrete pipe and boxes. What they did not foresee was a greater demand placed on concrete pipe producers in educating specifiers, design engineers, […]

01Oct 2017

Spokane, Washington is completing a network of buried concrete combined sewer overflow (CSO) structures to store excess water during heavy rainstorms and rapid snowmelt, until the storm surge subsides and the water can be sent to the Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility for treatment. The structures are included in Spokane’s Cleaner River Faster initiative that […]

30Aug 2017

APWA PWX 2017 was a great success for the concrete pipe industry, providing a valuable platform to raise awareness about the concrete pipe industry with public works professionals across North America. Producers (Forterra, Oldcastle, Rinker Materials and Thompson Pipe Group), and Associates (EJ, Hamilton Kent, Mar-Mac and Press-Seal) exhibited this year. Together, producers and associates […]

22Aug 2017

City of Astatula Proclamation Although Concrete Pipe Week is officially this week, some have gotten an early start to recognizing the importance of concrete pipe and its many manufacturers. Concrete Pipe Week is promoted each year by the American Concrete Pipe Association to showcase the significance concrete pipe has in reliable and long-lasting infrastructure. The […]

22Aug 2017

The annual Subcommittee on Construction meeting is taking place this week in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Total attendance is 230 people with representation from 43 state DOT’s, the District of Columbia, several FHWA and AASHTO personnel, AGC, various consulting firms, and industry representation from the concrete pipe and industry and the plastic industry.  The SOC meeting runs […]

17Aug 2017

University Region’s Lansing TSC was recognized at the Aug. 17 Operations Executive Staff meeting for receiving the American Concrete Pipe Association award for their quick and professional work in an emergency repair of two culverts on M-43 near Grand Ledge. Last summer, shoulder failure on M-43 prompted inspectors to investigate the condition of 70-year-old culverts […]

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. […]