A partner to DOTs and transportation agencies, the ACPA advocates for investment, safety, and an engineer’s right to choose
You want to build safe, resilient, sustainable, long-lasting, and cost-effective infrastructure. So do we. Along with our members, the American Concrete Pipe Association advocates on local, state, and national levels for legislation that drives investment into our nation’s infrastructure. Additionally, we are a proponent for the development of evacuation routes that resist damage during natural disasters such as wildfires and floods. Finally, we fully support the legislation that keeps the decision making necessary for the design of infrastructure and the products chosen in the hands of the engineers that design them.
Below is information meant to help transportation personnel better understand reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) and how the industry works to support and align with DOTs and AASHTO to advocate for many of the same causes.
Resilience & Sustainability
This presentation hits upon understanding the design, strength, installation, performance, and true value of concrete pipe.
This presentation demonstrates ways that PennDOT is monitoring extreme weather event and details the techniques and programs used to compile data from these events.
Building safer and more resilient communities comes in a variety of ways, from product, to design, to installation.
When building transportation facilities, we must use materials and products that are the safest and highest quality, perform as intended for the design life of the project, and have the best overall value.
The recent rash of drainage system failures is cause for concern for many reasons, the least of which is major interruption to our public and private thoroughfares.
Concrete pipe has, and continues to make, innovative strides in its design, manufacturing, and installation methods of the product.
Education & Responsibility
These tours show you the basic process of making a concrete pipe, through the plant, to the truck as it leaves the yard.
This presentation will provide a side by side comparison of the specifications for concrete pipe and thermoplastic pipe installations.
In every region across the country, engineers, transportation departments and contractors know they can trust concrete pipe as the most resilient choice to last for over 100 years.