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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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US Case Study: Contractor chooses concrete pipes as preferred material over HDPE

US Case Study: Contractor chooses concrete pipes as preferred material over HDPE
This new case study publication offers information on a recent stormwater detention project at Akron-Canton Airport, Ohio, USA, where contractors and designers decided to change their specification and opt for concrete pipes as preferred material over HDPE in order to save on size and design requirements and occupy a smaller footprint for the installation.The use of concrete pipes helped save considerable time, money and resource. A copy of the Case Study can be downloaded from here.
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Pipe Lifter Chosen for CPIA 2012 Edition

Pipe Lifter Chosen for CPIA 2012 Edition
CPSA has been recognised again for its innovative concrete pipe lifter solution, in the Construction Products Association 2012 edition of Construction Products Innovation and Achievement (CPIA).
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.
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CPSA Newsletter "Pipeline" Autumn 2012 Issue out

CPSA Newsletter "Pipeline" Autumn 2012 Issue out

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.

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“SEWERS FOR ADOPTION” 7TH EDITION PUBLISHED

“SEWERS FOR ADOPTION” 7TH EDITION PUBLISHED
The seventh edition of the wastewater industry guide for acceptance and adoption of sewers in England and Wales, “Sewers for Adoption” (SfA) has now been published. For the first time, the new issue of SfA includes smaller sewers and lateral drains that were previously the responsibility of property owners. SfA7 also introduces further changes designed to reduce the differences in requirements between the water companies. SfA7 includes alternative construction details for manholes; a direct result of recently introduced circular precast base manhole systems by CPSA members. These new manholes provide a safer method of construction plus time and installed cost savings and have already been used by water companies for over two years.

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.
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