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April 31 - May 1, 2024

Irving, TX


Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Design Seminar Using Eriksson Software

This seminar is to teach the fundamentals of precast reinforced concrete design for pipes and box culverts in accordance with AASHTO. It is intended for engineers who perform designs of precast concrete pipe and box culverts using the direct design methods in AASHTO and who may be using the Eriksson Software tools; Eriksson Pipe and Eriksson Culvert, when performing these designs.

The design loadings and limit states for design will be discussed and examples given prior to using Eriksson software to perform the complete designs. An understanding of the input functions in the software and the output values will be given.

**ACPA Members Only**

May 23, 2024



Reinforced Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Manufacturing Methods

The course will cover basic concrete mix designs and batching, box culvert reinforcing and manufacturing methods, pipe reinforcing and manufacturing methods, and will wrap up with a discussion on curing.


June 13, 2024



Excavation and Trench Safety

In the United States more than 800 construction workers die every year while on the job. One of the most dangerous types of work is trenching, which kills 40 construction workers every year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Excavation standards, 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1926, Subpart P, contain requirements for excavation and trenching operations. This training highlights key elements of the standards and describes safe work practices that can protect workers from cave-ins and other hazards.


June 27, 2024



Pipe Installation Best Practices

Learn how properly adhering to ASTM installation standards for pipe will increase the longevity and value of infrastructure by reducing potential failures and decreasing maintenance costs. Gain an understanding of the differences that ACPA has documented comparing the installation of flexible and rigid culverts. This course can empower specifiers, designers, inspectors, and installers to ensure existing and planned pipe projects adhere to specified standards.


July 24, 2024



Box Culvert Installation Best Practices

Precast Box Culverts continue to grow in popularity as a simple and effective solution for short-span bridge replacements, trunkline drainage systems, and a number of other applications. A successful box culvert project depends largely on proper installation requirements and procedures. This 1-hr webinar will overview open-cut box culvert installation aiming to address best practices for contractors and field inspectors as well as proper specifications for engineers. Topics to be addressed include, site preparation, handling, joints, and backfill.


August 14 & 21, 2024



Design Webinar Series

Basic Concrete Pipe Design: Indirect Design Method | August 14, 2024

The AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications allows the use of either of two design methods for precast reinforced concrete pipe; the indirect design method or the direct design method. The indirect design method relates the strength of the pipe in the field condition to its three-edge bearing strength tested at the plant. The majority of reinforced concrete pipe designs are performed with the indirect design method, resulting in one of five pipe classes or a specified D-Load. The indirect design method is one of the most complete design methods used for buried drainage pipes, while also being one of the quickest to perform. Join this webinar to learn how to design RCP with the indirect design method.


Using PipePac for RCP Design | August 21, 2024

This seminar will focus strictly on the 3EB Analysis module of the program and is a follow up webinar to Basic Concrete Pipe Design.  Knowing the basic nomenclature used for Indirect Design, the Engineer can easily perform designs using PipePac/3EB.  This webinar will take the software user through the program and design examples.

October 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2024



Fall P3 Training

Learn the fundamentals of concrete pipe while gaining a better understand of the manufacturing, installation, and inspection process.

**ACPA Members Only**

October 24, 2024



Pipe Flotation and Buoyancy

This class discusses the possibility of flotation of buried drainage pipe systems. I will be providing information about why this is a timely subject. Buoyancy will be explained and how it can affect buried pipelines. Two accepted methods of accounting for buoyant forces in pipeline designs including factors of safety will be presented. Finally, I will provide some example situations.


September 22 - 28, 2024

National & Online

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Concrete Pipe Week 2024

The ACPA will celebrate its annual Concrete Pipe Week from September 22 - 28, 2024. 

The celebration will include a week full of webinars, plant tours (locally and virtually), state proclamations, and customer events.  To learn more about Concrete Pipe Week, please visit

October 1-3, 2024

Arlington Hilton | Arlington, TX


2024 Committee Days

The ACPA will have it's Annual Committee Days October 1-3, 2024.  The schedule for the event will released sometime in 3Q24.

All ACPA Committee Members should plan on being in attendance.

Feb 10 - Feb 13, 2025

Hilton Columbus Downtown

Columbus, OH


Pipe School 2025

Pipe School is the ACPA’s annual event where members, DOTs, consulting engineers, subject matter experts, and other industry personnel get together to discuss, learn, and engage with one another.  The school advances the industry by teaching classes on production, advanced production, and quality, while engaging with industry stakeholders to ensure that they are provided with information vital to their decision making process.

March 16 – 18, 2025

Wild Dunes Resort

Isle of Palms, SC


2025 Annual Business Meeting

The ACPA's 2025 Annual Business Meeting will be March 16th-18th, 2025, in Isle of Palms, SC, at the Wild Dunes Resort.  The meeting will consist of a golf tournament, Board of Directors Meeting, Welcome Reception, Committee Reports, Award Luncheon, and updates from ACPA staff.

The Annual Meeting is open to all ACPA members--both producers and associates--and spouses/guests may also attend for an additional registration fee.  Participation in the golf tournament is an additional fee for both member's and their spouses/guests.

April 23- 26, 2024

Madison, WI

AASHTO Spring Meeting

ACPA members and staff will be in attendance for this meeting.


May 13- 16, 2024

Washington, DC

ACEC 2024 Annual Convention & Legislative Summit

ACPA members and staff will be in attendance for this meeting.


April 19, 2024

Centreville, MD



Queen Anne's County P.I.P.E. Training

Location:  Queen Anne's County  |  Dept of Planning & Zoning
Address: 110 Vincit Street, Centreville, MD, 21617

Host:  CAPCA