The American Concrete Pipe Association will mark Concrete Pipe Week 2021 this month, affirming the contributions of reinforced concrete pipe and precast to quality of life. The “Impacting Communities with the Resilience of Concrete Pipe” theme is a nod to the role of ACPA members in a community’s infrastructure, financial state, long-term sustainability, and overall well-being.
“Reinforced concrete pipe has been an important part of our nation’s infrastructure for over 150 years, and it continues to evolve and offer impactful solutions to the local community,” says ACPA Vice President of Marketing Michael Kremer. “Concrete Pipe Week 2021 represents the best the industry has to offer.” Activities and events at the national, state, and local level, he adds, include:
- Complimentary Webinars. ACPA will offer four opportunities to learn about the resilience and impact concrete pipe has on the world around us. Topics range from innovations in concrete pipe and building safer and more resilient communities to the long-term impact of concrete pipe, structure buoyancy and flotation. Participants can earn 1 PDH in the hour-long sessions.
- Virtual Concrete Pipe Plant Tour. Two ACPA producer members will open their operations to virtual tours. Guests will see an overview of the process it takes to make pipe, from aggregate delivery to the loading of site-bound product.
- State Proclamations. Every year ACPA works with Governors to raise awareness about the benefits that reinforced concrete pipe and precast bring to the state and local level.
- Red Cross Fundraiser. For the second consecutive year, the Association is providing a venue for the industry to support an organization that also impacts communities. Giving opportunities for the American Red Cross will open shortly before Concrete Pipe Week.
In addition, the event recognizes the contributions of ACPA partners: Public works agencies, departments of transportation, engineering firms, associate member manufacturers and suppliers; aggregate, cement and reinforcing producers; trucking interests; plus contractors, academia and other parties associated with drainage and sanitary sewer infrastructure.
“Concrete pipe has helped build and sustain the places we all live,” Kremer affirms. “ACPA is proud to celebrate the industry, the quality of the products our members make, and the resilient communities we help build.” — www.concretepipeweek.org