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Collapsed steel sewer causes sinkhole in Canadian highway. Concrete pipe provides fix.

Collapsed steel sewer causes sinkhole in Canadian highway.  Concrete pipe provides fix.
A sinkhole developed on Sept 4th 2012 at 5:10pm on Highway 174 near Ottawa, Ontario as a result of a Corrugated Steel Pipe collapse. A motorist drove in to the hole but escaped with minor injuries as his car was almost stopped at that time. The highway is still closed in the eastbound direction and traffic chaos has resulted. The cost of repairs is estimated to be $6 million. Watch the Canadian News Channel CBC News report from the 4:16 -6:38 minute marks in the clip (after the ads)There is already a history of highway sinkholes caused by collapse of flexible or semi-flexible culvert systems used under roads. In 2008 a news channel reporter in Freeport, Maine,captured the moment on video as a corrugated steel pipe culvert broke loose during heavy rainfall causing the road above it to collapse.
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CPSA sponsors WIAA 2013

CPSA sponsors WIAA 2013
CPSA is pleased to be a sponsor of the Water Industry Achievement Awards (WIAA) 2013 in the category "Most Innovative Use of Existing Technology Award".The WIAA has been running for six years and is recognised as one of the most prestigious awards in the water and wastewater industry. CPSA had two award entries shortlisted for WIAA 2012, with the concrete pipe lifter winning the Health & Safety Initiative Award.Winners of the 2013 awards will be announced at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 21st March
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Free CPD Seminars - Nottingham and Peterborough

Free CPD Seminars - Nottingham and Peterborough

As part of the Construction CPD Road Seminar Tour 2012 CPSA will be holding its CPD certified seminar "Carbon Footprinting Demystified: Do we understand what a carbon footprint actually is?" at Novotel Nottingham on 3rd October and Marriot Hotel, Peterborough on 4th of October. The seminar explains the fundamentals of carbon accounting, the data required to produce a carbon footprint and why data reliability counts in carbon footprinting.The presentations on both days will be made by Stuart Crisp, CPSA’s Business Development Director. To ensure a place for the seminars you wish to attend, book online atwww.cpduk.co.uk

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Workers and charity gain as campaign slashes accidents by 75 per cent at concrete pipe factory

Workers and charity gain as campaign slashes accidents by 75 per cent at concrete pipe factory

A Stanton Bonna Health & Safety campaign has reduced accidents by three quarters while also rewarding the workforce and a charity that helps sick youngsters. The ‘near miss and hazard’ scheme run by the pre-cast concrete manufacturers, based at Stanton-by-Dale, near Ilkeston, has now been running for six years. Operations director Rob Fifer told the workforce: “The accident rate is now a quarter of that it was in 2007 – a dramatic reduction. It’s helping to make this workplace safe.” Chief executive Barry Cooper said; “We are proactive to stop accidents happening, rather than reactive when they have happened. This system is fundamental to that.” He added that among the Consolis group Stanton Bonna is known as safe and secondly as profitable.

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New concrete pipe joint integrity factsheet

New concrete pipe joint integrity factsheet
EN 1916:2002 “Concrete pipes and fittings, unreinforced, steel fibre and reinforced” is the only product Standard for gravity sewer pipes to include a requirement for joint durability. This Factsheet explains how joints in concrete pipes are designed to remain watertight over the long (100+ years) design life of the sewer and whilst doing so, achieves a high contact pressure in the seal to resist root penetration.Download here
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