1999 TOP of the WORLD

A product release about a handbook from the American Concrete Pipe Association won WaterWorlds TOP of the WORLD award for drawing 163 Reader Service inquires, the most received by any single product release in 1998. The release was featured in the October issues special product section entitled Pipe Tools & Supplies.

Pipe Association Handbook Selected as Top Product

A product release about a handbook from the American Concrete Pipe Association won WaterWorlds TOP of the WORLD award for drawing 163 Reader Service inquires, the most received by any single product release in 1998. The release was featured in the October issues special product section entitled Pipe Tools & Supplies.

Pipe Association Handbook Selected as Top Product

The Concrete Pipe Handbook is a collection of theories, formulas and aids for designing concrete pipe systems. Now in its fifth printing, it has been updated to include information on standard installation, which uses an indirect design procedure for concrete pipe that involves the determination of the required structural strength of the pipe.

Pipe Association Handbook Selected as Top Product

"More than 40,000 copies have been scripted since its first print," said Mike Saubert of the American Concrete Pipe Association. "The 1998 version was updated to include information on standard installation and this was based on the ASCE standards committee.

Pipe Association Handbook Selected as Top Product

"The book is geared towards engineers, contractors, and specifiers for precast concrete pipe products."

Pipe Association Handbook Selected as Top Product

The handbook has become increasingly important for engineers to look at the aspects of design for projects. Instead of relying on biased or inaccurate information from manufacturers, they are able to receive precise data from the book, Saubert said. "The handbook is a very good reference document that is a comprehensive resource for engineers that need a training solution," Saubert said.

Pipe Association Handbook Selected as Top Product

The book also has been useful in the number of projects that currently are in progress around the country that have resulted from TEA 21 (Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century) and the Clean Water Act. Stormwater, drainage and other applications as well as federal programs benefit from the handbook.

Pipe Association Handbook Selected as Top Product

The American Concrete Pipe Association is a nonprofit organization, composed of manufacturers of concrete pipe and related conveyance products located throughout the United States, Canada and in over 40 foreign countries. The ACPA membership also includes manufacturers of equipment and/or providers of products and services related to the concrete pipe industry.

Pipe Association Handbook Selected as Top Product

The association provides research, technical, educational, legislative and marketing support to promote and advance the use of concrete pipe for sanitary sewer, storm drainage and culvert applications throughout North America. Its target markets include public and private installations of concrete pipe products for sanitary sewer, storm drain and culvert applications. Also important are public safety and pollution control applications that protect or improve quality of life.

Pipe Association Handbook Selected as Top Product

Located in Irving, Texas, the American Concrete Pipe Association celebrated its 90th anniversary in 1998 and has 160 member companies in 26 countries.

Pipe Association Handbook Selected as Top Product

For more information, visit the American Concrete Pipe Associations web site at www.concrete-pipe.org.

Concrete pipe handbook

The latest edition of the Concrete Pipe Handbook, a collection of theories, formulas and aids for designing concrete pipe systems, is now available from the American Concrete Pipe Association. The handbook has been updated to include information on standard installation. This installation is based on work done by the American Society of Civil Engineers Standards Committee on Direct Design of Buried Concrete Pipe and Box Sections, in conjunction with the association. The association is a non-profit organization composed of manufacturers of concrete pipe and related conveyance products.

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