New Factsheet “Structural design of buried pipelines: The importance of correct classification of pipes and validating theory with practice"
The pipe lifter is one of only 18 products nationwide selected for this year’s publication and is one of only nine products to make the Health, Safety and Security category. Commenting on the achievement, Simon Storer, Communications and External Affairs Director, for the Construction Products Association said: “We are delighted that the construction products industry has once again demonstrated an enormous desire to introduce a variety of new and exciting solutions. Despite the construction industry suffering more than most sectors during the current downturn, one only needs to look at the products and processes showcased in CPIA to highlight the huge impact the industry is making towards change”.2012 saw a sharp increase in demand for the new innovation which has revolutionized the process of handling and installation of concrete pipes, making it safer, quicker and cheaper at the same time. The concrete pipe lifter is already the H&S category winner of this year’s Water Industry Achievement Award (WIAA). It was also shortlisted for the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards.
The Autumn 2012 edition of CPSAs eNewsletter Pipelines is now available. Click here for news on the latest edition of Sewers for Adoption, information on how to reduce the cost of pipeline installation and details on CPSAs innovation to improve site safety.
SfA7 also introduces new Best-Practice measures including a requirement to avoid point loading and overstressing of the joints of manhole rings., Clause E6.4 “Precast Concrete Manholes, Chambers and Wet Well” sub-clause 3 states “Joints shall be made so that the required jointing material fills the joint cavity. Concrete to concrete contact across the joint shall not be permitted”. All members of CPSA make products that fully comply with these new requirements.