Since the formation of the British Precast Drainage Association from the merging of the Concrete Pipeline Systems Association and the Box Culvert Association, the case for precast concrete drainage systems is stronger than ever. The new updated version of 20 Reasons to Use Concrete brings together in one useful booklet key benefits and references for precast concrete pipes, manholes, box culverts, sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) and other related drainage components.
Concrete drainage systems are at the heart of our sewerage network. It has been this way since the early 1860s when the Victorians introduced sewers into our communities for the first time. Their longevity, proven for over 150 years is just one of a number advantages offered by concrete which include reduced installation and whole life cost, lower environmental impact, inertia and high strength.
Concrete drainage products address the needs of the designer, installer and asset owner and have evolved to meet new challenges. This new booklet from the BPDA gives 20 reasons why concrete is the right choice today and for the future.