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Drainage Systems Questionnaire

Concrete Pipes Survey

It is vital for any organisation to thoroughly understand its market and to shape its offering according to the needs of its customers. CPSA would like to hear from you by completing a brief questionnaire relating to the design, specification, procurement, installation and operation of drainage systems and the sources of information that you use to help make decisions. Participants in the survey will have the opportunity to enter a free prize draw to win one of two £100 One4All gift cards.

Click here to take part in the survey

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Help improve the construction and ultimately performance of SuDS

CIRIA would like to capture your or your colleagues’ experience of constructing SuDS. We would like to know problems that you have encountered, how they were resolved and how you avoided further pitfalls.

The outcomes of this survey will feed into CIRIA's research project on SuDS construction guidance (RP1028) that will improve the construction and ultimately performance of SuDS. This will help us scope and plan the content of this guidance, and the way in which it can effectively be presented to end users. Examples of good practice that you are happy to share with us are always welcome.

The wider uptake of SuDS is dependent on confidence that they can perform as specified and anticipated. A critical factor is that they are constructed correctly. Failures during the construction stage of any project can undermine confidence in future implementation, especially for SuDS.

You have until Friday 22 January 2016 to return your responses. Please pass on to relevant colleagues as well (particularly if they’re contractors).

Survey link can be found here

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CPSA Nottingham Seminar

The Nottingham CPD Construction RoadSeminar Tour will be held at the Novotel on Wednesday 7th October 2015.

Attendance to all CPD seminars isfree of charge but you must register your information in order to attend. Please complete the registration form. The topics discussed are relevant to many areas of the construction sector. Please see the event schedule of the two CPD seminar rooms running throughout the day.

Click here to download the programme booking form -

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Specification Sales Manager

Salary up to £45k, plus car allowance, national role, Midlands Head Office

The Concrete Pipeline Systems Association (CPSA) is building on a period of industry growth and is now recruiting a specification sales Manager.

The main function of the role is to promote the specification and use of concrete pipeline systems to all relevant stakeholders including water utility clients and their alliance partners, public sector agencies and authorities, developers, design engineers, specifiers, and installers.

The successful individual will require an in-depth technical understanding of drainage and is likely to be a degree qualified civil engineer with a track record of success in specification sales within the sewerage sector or a closely related field.

The ideal candidate would also have a network of relevant industry contacts and is able to hit the ground running.

If you think this describes you and you want to join a nimble, forward-thinking trade association, please forward your CV and a covering letter, including details of your current salary, explaining why you think you are right for this role to:


Mr Stuart Crisp

Business Development Director

Concrete Pipeline Systems Association

c/o The British Precast Concrete Federation Ltd

The Old Rectory
Main Street


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More news on pipeline bedding design

If our Blog in March and eBlast in May plus social media postings escaped your attention and you haven’t seen our ads and editorial coverage running continuously in the trade press since March, here’s another chance for you to reduce your pipeline installation costs and embodied carbon.

CPSA has produced a new CPD seminar “Optimising Pipeline Bedding Design to Achieve Installed Cost & Carbon Efficiencies”. The presentation brings CPSA’s total to four seminars independently accredited by the Construction CPD Certification Service and The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

This new seminar demonstrates that substantial savings in pipeline installation costs and embodied carbon can be achieved through the effective use of structural design and the resulting selection of an appropriate pipeline embedment detail relevant to the pipe material and strength.

The seminar aims to provide the delegate with an awareness of the structural design fundamentals for buried pipelines and the main industry reference sources available. The presentation should lead to an appreciation of the importance of combining structural integrity with minimum installation costs and lower embodied carbon and how this can be achieved through an understanding and effective use of structural design.

To arrange a free CPD seminar, please visit

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