Source: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas
The American Concrete Pipe Association-organized Concrete Pipe Week, August 14-20, recognizes the reinforced concrete pipe and precast industry’s strong connection to quality of life. This year’s “Build for the Future. Build with Concrete” theme celebrates the long service life, resilience and sustainability that ACPA members and the industry provide to America’s infrastructure.
“Reinforced concrete pipe has played a vital role for more than 150 years. Now, with historic funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation, concrete pipe has an unprecedented opportunity to build a sustainable and resilient future for communities across the country through its unparalleled physical properties such as strength and durability,” says ACPA President Steven Hawkins, AIA. “Concrete Pipe Week showcases the best the industry has to offer, and we look forward to celebrating the lasting difference reinforced concrete pipe makes in a community’s future.”
“Build for the Future” activities and events at national, state and local levels include:
• Complimentary Webinars. ACPA will offer three opportunities for construction interests and the general public to learn about the resilience and impact concrete pipe has on the world around us. Webinar topics are Building for the Future, Achieving Project Excellence, and Engineer’s Guide to Quality Assurance. Attendees will earn 1 PDH by attending the hour-long sessions.
• Virtual Concrete Pipe Plant Tour. A virtual tour will take attendees through an ACPA member’s Virginia production facilities. The webinar will cover the process it takes to make pipe, from raw materials arriving at the plant to the truck hauling finished product.
• State Proclamations. ACPA members perennially work with governors to formally acknowledge and raise awareness about the benefits that reinforced concrete pipe and precast bring to state and local levels.
Concrete Pipe Week also recognizes the contributions of ACPA’s partners: Public works agencies; departments of transportation; engineering companies and contractors; equipment or machinery manufacturers and other associate members; aggregate, cement and reinforcing steel producers; trucking interests; plus, academia and other stakeholders associated with underground infrastructure.
“Concrete Pipe Week provides an opportunity for our members to unite around our products and the impact they have on existing communities and future generations,” observes ACPA Vice President of Marketing Michael Kremer. “Infrastructure built with concrete pipe establishes the certainty and security of future communities—something we’re proud to celebrate during Concrete Pipe Week 2022.”