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ACPA Webinars

Webinars

Industry Experts.  Engaging Content.  Relevant Information. 

ACPA webinars range in their variety of topics and are intended to help members and industry personnel better understand products, services, and industry-related topics.  Webinars are typically one hour in length and can be viewed later online.

ACPA Webinars

See the chart below for a list of upcoming and recent webinars.  You can also see the ACPA's extensive list of webinars by clicking here.

On-Demand PDHs

The ACPA now offers professional development hours (PDHs) for many of the on-demand webinars we provide.  In order to obtain the PDH for an on-demand webinar, learners must watch the full webinar, answer quiz questions, and self-declare that the webinar was watched to the full extent.  Once completed, learners are delivered their PDHs immediately.

EARN ON-DEMAND PDHs

Earning PDHS The ACPA proudly offers professional development hours (PDHs) for the webinars we provide. To receive a PDH, participants must individually register for and attend at least 50 minutes of the presentation.  Our platform for live webinars is Zoom, and for both safety purposes and to allow us to accurately monitor the length of time a participant has been on the webinar, we require all webinar participants to first log into Zoom.  Setting up an account is fast, easy, and free on Zoom.us.  PDHs are issued within two weeks after the webinar has concluded.
PDH Acceptance The ACPA only provides webinars we believe meet the requirements worthy of issuing a PDH, but it is up to each participant to ensure that the webinar meets the requirements as put forth by the licensing board in his/her state. 

Upcoming


THE 2023 PIPE SCHOOL ENCORE

Virtual Event

Date:  3.7.23 - 3.9.23

PDH:  15 PDHs available


The 2023 Pipe School Encore is the virtual follow-up to the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA)’s annual in-person Pipe School.  The event will take about 15 presentations from the in-person event and have them presented virtually.  PDHs will be offered to for those who qualify for them.

REGISTRATION OPENS IN FEBRUARY 

ACPA Webinars

  • Upcoming
  • Recent
  • Sustainability
  • Resilience
  • Manufacturing
  • Innovations
  • Asset Management

March 7-9, 2023

VIRTUAL EVENT

REGISTRATION OPENS IN FEBRUARY

The 2023 Pipe School Encore

The 2023 Pipe School Encore is the virtual follow-up to the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA)’s annual in-person Pipe School.  The event will take about 15 presentations from the in-person event and have them presented virtually.  PDHs will be offered to for those who qualify for them.

April TBD

Presenter
Jennifer Harrell, P.E. 
American Concrete Pipe Association

 

Proper Storm Drainage Pipe Installation

Webinar description coming soon!

Precast

Presenters
Trevor McDonald, P.E.
Mountain State Concrete Pipe Association

Jason Allen, P.E.
Oldcastle Infrastructure

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Box Culverts & Accelerated Precast Construction

Accelerated Precast Construction, or “APC”, is a paradigm shift in the project planning and procurement approach where a higher priority is placed on minimizing mobility impacts due to onsite construction activities.

Installation

Presenter
Trygve Hoff, P.E.
American Concrete Pipe Association

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Pipe Installation Best Practices

This webinar reviews the best practices for pipe installation and includes some new, and some tried and true, techniques from manufacturers, contractors, and designers. We will also dive into OSHA requirements and safety practices.

Ethics

Presenter
Bill Rushing, P.E.
Waldemar S. Nelson & Co.

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Engineering Ethics

Ethics is usually not an easy decision.  Rarely are we faced with an Ethical question that is clearly black and white; right or wrong.  It is rarely a clear decision. Doing the ethical thing is not always an easy decision and determining the correct path may include many variables that cause us to pause and consider what the right decision may be.  We will discuss some ethical scenarios that illustrate this point and provide us some insights into what the correct approach could be and the factors that influence our decision-making process.

Virtual Tour

Presenter
Hank Gottschalk
Concrete Pipe & Precast (CP&P)

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CP&P Plant - Richmond, VA

Take a tour through Concrete Pipe & Precast (CP&P)’s Ashland, VA, plant and get a glimpse of what it takes to make a concrete pipe. Hank Gottschalk, CP&P Senior Manager, and Tryg Hoff, P.E., Northeast Region Engineer for the American Concrete Pipe Association, walk you through the plant and give you insights into the process of the production of concrete pipe. The tour will start with the aggregate, take you through the welding of the cages, pouring and curing of the concrete, testing, and eventually on to the jobsite. This is an opportunity to see the production process from the comfort of your chair!

Projects

Presenter
Josh Beakley, P.E.
American Concrete Pipe Association

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Achieving Project Excellence

For the past 17 years, through its annual Project Achievement Award, the American Concrete Pipe Association has celebrated the innovation put forth when state DOTs have partnered with precast pipe and box producers on difficult projects. With the additional cooperation of the project engineers and contractors, these teams have turned problems into opportunities, and enhanced our nation’s infrastructure in the process. This is not a seminar regarding standard design procedures and common installation practices. Instead, this webinar will review some of the exciting projects that have been submitted to the ACPA for the Project Achievement Award over the years, and what has made them so unique.

Quality

Presenter
Doug Holdener, P.E.
Florida Concrete Pipe Association

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Engineer's Guide to Quality Assurance

Reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) is the only pipe that offers the Engineer a comprehensive suite of quality control standards that cover each critical stage of service from initial manufacturing through post-installation final acceptance and beyond. When specified, this total quality assurance approach provides the Engineer and Contractor with clearly communicated acceptance criteria and mitigation protocols for each stage of concrete pipe service, including manufacturing, pre-installation, in-process construction, post-installation final acceptance, and in-service operations. If your goals include a quality-controlled resilient infrastructure as well as professionally managed construction contracts, then you will benefit from this webinar.

Presenters
Riley Dvorak, P.E. 
Forterra

Jennifer Schaff, P.E. 
County Materials

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Resilience and Sustainability of Concrete Pipe

Building safer and more resilient communities comes in a variety of ways, from product, to design, to installation. This webinar will focus on how adhering to DOT installation standards for concrete pipe will increase the longevity and value of infrastructure by reducing potential failures and decreasing maintenance costs.

Presenters
Marc Maddox, P.E. 
Town of Paradise

Dr. Ricardo Medina, P.E. 
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.

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Fire Resilient Infrastructure

In the recording, you will hear firsthand the findings from the 2018 Camp Fire and learn about its effects on roadway culverts. Additionally, you will gain insights on the process and workings the California Regional Quality Water Control Board in their efforts to replace 66 extensively damaged high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culverts with reinforced concrete pipes (RCP).

Presenter
Don McNutt, P.E.
American Concrete Pipe Association

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Reinforced Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Manufacturing Methods

This presentation will explore the process of manufacturing reinforced concrete pipe and box culverts starting with raw material handling all the way through final curing. We will cover mix designs, batching concrete, reinforcing cage details, forming equipment, wet cast and dry cast manufacturing methods and curing fundamentals.

Presenter
Al Hogan, P.E.
American Concrete Pipe Association

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Build for the Future, Understand the History

Understanding the history and the basic and unique attributes of concrete pipe will give you a better understanding of where we are headed in the future. This presentation hits upon understanding the design, strength, installation, performance, and true value of concrete pipe. Attendees will have the chance to see a life cycle analysis of drainage systems and better understand the connection between the sustainability and the resilience of concrete pipe. Whether you know a little or a lot about concrete pipe, you will find this presentation informative!

Presenter
Trygve Hoff, P.E.
American Concrete Pipe Association

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Assets in Critical Locations

Asset Management provides agencies/owners both a long-term roadmap toward better supervision of asset inventories, as well as data necessary for logical material placement and usage. This information allows agencies to make sound engineering decisions backed by years of data, which in turn improves resilience of the infrastructure system and maximizes sustainability.

In this webinar, we look at current issues and actions that impact such decisions in critical locations such as evacuation routes, flood prone areas, emergency access routes, and others. We also explore how asset management data can be used to help prepare for recovery from major natural disasters, and to determine the most appropriate mitigation planning.

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