What’s new in the latest version of the precast drainage technical guide

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BPDA has just published a newly revised version of the precast concrete drainage sector’s “complete technical design guide”. Since our last issue of the guide, a number of standards, design methodologies and guidance documents were published. Moreover, feedback and enquiries we received over the last two years made us think about how to expand the… Read more »

Changes In Drainage

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A newly created trade association will represent the interests of the precast concrete drainage industry. The British Precast Drainage Association (BPDA) is formed from the integration of the Concrete Pipeline Systems Association (CPSA) and the Box Culvert Association (BCA) and takes its place as one of the specialist product groups within the British Precast Concrete… Read more »

Structural Design of Buried Pipelines: The American Concrete Pipe Association are direct about being indirect!

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In their 2014 Spring newsletter, the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) decided there was the need to publish an abrupt and insightful article rejecting claims that the direct design method provided by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) should be used to design reinforced concrete pipes. This position may have been… Read more »

Thoughts on sewer jetting

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One of the most common forms of maintenance carried out on wastewater pipelines is high pressure water jetting; a process used to ensure that pipes run free of blockages and to remove accumulated material that would otherwise compromise the hydraulic performance of the system. In the UK, sewer jetting is a widely used technique for… Read more »

More news on pipeline bedding design

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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… Read more »

How to make your product’s carbon footprint look good

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Will there ever be an end to the relentless series of claims by product manufacturers that their product has superior carbon footprint credentials compared with competitors’, only to be followed by those same competitors claiming superiority based on yet another set of studies? And how do specifiers decide who to believe? By way of an… Read more »