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By Steve Prokopy

langleyWhile the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) continues internal efforts to streamline its operations with the goal of cutting costs, the group has also spent a great deal of time looking outward, specifically at alternative pipe products coming in from outside of North America that have not gone through the same certification and testing processes as have members‘ products.

1009CP-PromoAfter two years, American Concrete Pipe Co. has earned bragging rights for a total of 1,692 units delivered ahead of schedule with zero defects for Michel's Tunneling on behalf of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer District (MMSD). ACP supplied the multiyear, sewer-system upgrade project, accelerating its timetable by three months while logging no product rejections.

The ACI Strategic Development Council fall session will include updates on a) the concrete industry’s pursuit of research funding and standards development through interface with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy and National Institute of Standards & Technology;