ASTM C13 issues hydrogen sulfide-free sewer structure standard

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff ASTM C13 Committee on Concrete Pipe has approved a first of its kind performance measurement: C1904 Standard Test Methods for Determination of the Effects of Biogenic Acidification on Concrete Antimicrobial Additives and/or Concrete Products. The document is vital to concrete pipe and sanitary sewer structure producers as it will augment development of…

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Virtual elements underpin 2020 Concrete Pipe Week

Sources: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas; CP staff

Accepting the limitations of customary Concrete Pipe Week in-person activities—plant tours, employee appreciation events, plus engagement with federal, state or local officials—the American Concrete Pipe Association has scheduled online presentations for the August 16-22 observance. The group will convey the value proposition of rigid, robust drainage infrastructure through these Monday-Friday presentations and webinars, live or on-demand:

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Testing service veteran takes helm of American Concrete Pipe Association

Sources: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas; CP staff

Doug Dayton, P.E., has been named president of the American Concrete Pipe Association, transitioning from that same capacity at Professional Services Industries Inc., a major consulting engineer and construction materials testing firm.

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Texas CIM venue hosts ACPA Pipe School and Show

Source: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas

The American Concrete Pipe Association will spur a strong start to the new year for drainage engineering and construction professionals, producer and associate members, plus allied interests. The ACPA 2020 Pipe School and Show runs January 6-9 at Texas State University, San Marcos, home to the most recently chartered Concrete Industry Management four-year degree program. 

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Concrete pipe: Unquestionably best for drainage construction

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The American Concrete Pipe Association’s new video, linked to YouTube from www.concretepipe.org, presents precast, rigid concrete pipe as the ideal choice for durable drainage installations. In every region across North America, engineers, the association contends, transportation departments and contractors know they can trust concrete pipe as the most resilient choice to last for over 100 years. The video explores benefits and performance characteristics backing up that confidence:

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Drainage construction interests mark Concrete Pipe Week

Sources: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas; County Materials Corp., Marathon, Wis.; CP staff

Members and allies are recognizing the American Concrete Pipe Association-organized Concrete Pipe Week, August 18-24, through plant tours and employee appreciation events, while engaging federal, state or local officials in discussions about product quality, performance and resilience as they relate to storm and sanitary sewer infrastructure, culverts, and small precast bridges. 

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Forterra names Drainage, Water segment chiefs

Sources: Forterra Inc., Irving, Texas

Major concrete pipe and precast producer Forterra has named Rich Hunter and Vik Bahtia as respective presidents of its principal segments, Drainage Pipe & Products and Water Pipe & Products. Each will continue to report to CEO Jeff Bradley, who characterizes them as “strong leaders committed and able to develop high performing teams, deliver results, and create value for both customers and investors. Appointing them as leaders of the Drainage and Water segments positions us well for future success.”

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HawkeyePedershaab builds portfolio with CAM Sales deal

Sources: HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies Inc., Mediapolis, Iowa; CP staff

HawkeyePedershaab has acquired Ludington, Mich.-based CAM Sales Inc., which manufactures reinforcement accessories plus shear steel stirrup assemblies for concrete pipe, box culverts and other utility structures, and is the North American representative for the Brecon/Bosch, Eurobend and Habermann brands of precast production components.  

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HawkeyePedershaab unites with Germany’s BFS for deeper pipe, precast portfolio

Sources: HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies Inc., Mediapolis, Iowa; CP staff

A merger with BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme GmbH enables HawkeyePedershaab to expand its concrete pipe and manhole machinery presence, and offer new product lines serving the pressure pipe, manhole, pole plant, and block & paver end-markets.

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NPCA Benchmarking Report pegs 2016 industry shipment gains at $900M

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff

The NPCA 2017 Precast Industry Benchmarking Report charts a 5 percent growth rate for producers last year, as shipments in the United States and Canada climbed to an estimated $18.2 billion from $17.3 billion in 2015. The 129-page document reflects 2016 precast, precast/prestressed and concrete pipe production data from 63 companies operating 168 plants.

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