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ACPA Installation Comparison Video

ACPA Installation Comparison Video
The American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) invited engineers to a live side-by-side instalation of concrete and plastic pipes. The video demonstrates the main time differences between both pipe systems based on standard USA Best Practice.The video can be viewed from CPSA website here.
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New CPD Seminar on SuDS from CPSA

New CPD Seminar on SuDS from CPSA
CPSA has a certified CPD presentation on the topical issue of surface water management.Under the Flood and Water Management Act, responsibility for the management of surface water run-off in England is epxected to change in April 2014 with the introduction of statutory standards and guidance on the implementation of SuDS. This will have huge implications on the industry.The free CPSA seminar provides background and introduction to the legislation. It then outlines approrpiate appropriate solutions using a range of alternative SuDS components and systems. The new CPD UK and CIWEM certified seminar will be available from August 2013. Bookings  can be arranged here
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CPSA congratulates Inventer Drive Systems and Anglian Water at Water Industry Achievement Awards 2013

CPSA congratulates Inventer Drive Systems and Anglian Water at Water Industry Achievement Awards 2013
Hot on the heels of successful launch of the Concrete Pipe Lifter, which has gained numerous plaudits including WIAA 2012 Health & Safety Initiative Award, CPSA decided to give something back at the 2013 Awards and agreed to sponsor the Most Innovative Use of Existing Technology category.Inventer Drive Systems and Anglian Water Services stepped up to collect their Award at the gala dinner and awards ceremony which took place on 21 March at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. The Award was for the Reactive Pump Controller which is an innovative solution for an existing problem in the industry.image Caption: CPSA Director Stuart Crisp (left) and Host Dominic Holland flank Anglian's Dr Hedley Skelton
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CASE STUDY FROM USA: WHO IS LIABLE FOR FLEXIBLE PIPE PROBLEMS? THINGS TO CONSIDER

CASE STUDY FROM USA:  WHO IS LIABLE FOR FLEXIBLE PIPE PROBLEMS?  THINGS TO CONSIDER
Examples are provided where collapses of HDPE pipes suggest that contractors may not be the only liable party. Some clients and designers are also failing to understand the risks and can be also liable if they do not specify and monitor sufficiently robust solutions.A copy can be downloaded from here
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New Factsheet “Structural design of buried pipelines: The importance of correct classification of pipes and validating theory with practice"

New Factsheet “Structural design of buried pipelines: The importance of correct classification of pipes and validating theory with practice"
Describes why the correct structural classification of different pipe materials and designs is essential to ensure that the appropriate design method is used.  Only by establishing if a pipe is “rigid”, “semi-rigid” or “flexible” can the performance of the pipeline be reliably anticipated, when properly installed using suitable embedment. It also explains the importance of comprehensive and rigorous in-situ testing on new material combinations and product designs to ensure that their structural classification, corresponding design method and short and long term performance is assured. A copy can be downloaded from here
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