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 nearby. They found that two of the culverts needed replacement. Lansing Bridge Design,

Lansing Hydraulics, Region Permits, the Grand Ledge Garage, Region Bridge Inspectors, TSC Design, TSC Operations, and TSC Construction staff identified the problem, determined the solution, put together bid documents, vetted proposals, completed work and reopened the highway within six short weeks. 

Photo: L-R: Robin Denman, director of marketing, Northern Concrete Pipe; Greg Losch, MDOT Innovative Contracting (who was TSC delivery engineer at the time the culverts were replaced); Josh Beakley director of technical services, American Concrete Pipe Association; and Will Thompson, Lansing TSC manager. 

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09Nov 2015

This is a demonstration of the comparative flammability of polypropylene pipe (PP), reinforced concrete pipe (RCP), and high density polyethylene pipe (HDPE). Dry hay is ignited in three 18 in. by 18 in. pipes and allowed to burn. This is an unedited test conducted on October 21, 2015.