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Water Industry Achievement Awards 2014 - Winners announced

The largest and most prestigious Water Industry Achievement Awards to date took place on Tuesday 1st April where 470 of the water sectors finest came together at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole for an outstanding night of celebration, networking and entertainment.

CPSA is pleased to have supported the event as sponsor for the Most Innovative Use of an Existing Technology category, won by APEM and United Utilities. Congratulations to APEM’s Stuart Clough and United Utilities’ Dave Champness seen collecting the award from CPSA Director Stuart Crisp (left) and host Patrick Monahan (right).

Congratulations to all 2014 winners:

  • Carbon Reduction Initiative of the Year: Thames Water
  • Community Project of the Year: Northumbrian Water Group
  • Customer Satisfaction Initiative of the Year: United Utilities
  • Data Project of the Year: Wessex Water
  • Engineer of the Year: Anthony Thomas, 4Delivery
  • Health & Safety Initiative of the Year: Thames Water
  • Most Innovative New Technology of the Year: Severn Trent Water, Echologics and Loughborough University
  • Most Innovative Use of an Existing Technology: APEM and United Utilities
  • Partnership Initiative of the Year: Southern Water, PN Daly and RPS Water
  • People Initiative of the Year: Balfour Beatty
  • Sustainable Drainage & Flood Management Initiative of the Year: Morgan Sindall plc, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water & Ove Arup
  • Water Resource Mananagement Initiative of the Year: Balfour Beatty
  • Outstanding Innovation 2014: Severn Trent Water,Echologics and Loughborough University
  • Outstanding Individual Contribution to the Water Industry: Geraint Williams, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
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Updated: 20 Reasons to use Concrete booklet

Updated: 20 Reasons to use Concrete booklet This revised CPD and CIWEM certificated booklet identifies advantages of concrete pipeline systems over other materials and why they are the most suitable choice in the short and long term. New information has been added following changes in Standards, legislation, introduction of new innovations and the development of a range of precast concrete SuDS components. Free copies are available as part of the CPD seminar programme or you can download a copy now.

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New Type 2 concrete pipe lifter

CPSA is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Type 2 concrete pipe lifter, suitable for offloading and installing larger pipes DN1350 to DN2000. The Type 2 lifter is available from, Klepp Mek AS, a manufacturer working in collaboration with CPSA and Basal, a Norwegian supplier of concrete water and drainage products.

Klepp Mek’s contact details can be found on the main concrete pipe lifter web page

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Klepp Mek Type 2 concrete pipe lifter (DN1350 – DN2000)

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Free CPD Seminars at London

Free CPD Seminars - London
Free London CPD - As part of the Construction CPD Road Seminar Tour 2013 CPSA will be holding its CPD certified seminar "Surface Water Mangement Using Proprietary Precast Concrete SuDS Systems " at Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, off Russel Square - London, WC1H 0DG. on 21st November. The seminar provides an understanding of the legal framework driving changes in the design and construction of surface water management systems and the implementation of SuDS. It then demonstrates the use of proprietry precast concrete SuDS components and systems.The presentation will be made by Stuart Crisp, CPSA’s Business Development Director. To ensure a place for the seminars you wish to attend, book online at
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Air Test Video

Air Test Video
CPSA has produced a demonstration video showing the correct method and equipment to use when air testing a concrete pipeline. The 5 minutes video is available at Youtube.
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