The Concrete Pipe Association of Australasia (CPAA) represents manufacturers of steel reinforced concrete pipe and associated products who are committed to the use of AS/NZS 4058 "Precast concrete pipe (Pressure and non-pressure)" and AS/NZS 3725 "Design for the installation of buried concrete pipe", as the benchmarks in industry.
The Association aspires to represent excellence in design, manufacture, application, and technology of steel-reinforced concrete pipe and associated products..
Steel reinforced concrete pipe – built to last for over 100 years!.
CPAA commissioned an independent review of pipe costs by OPUS. The results are interesting and counter to the myth that plastic is cheaper than concrete. If you ‘do things right’ then concrete is the most cost effective solution. The document makes interesting reading and highlights some important considerations when making decisions about the choice of material. The report concludes that ‘The requirements for more imported material and ovality testing mean that rigid pipes should be cheaper to install than flexible pipes and have a corresponding lower whole of life cost.’ click here to view the report
Follow these links for interesting insights for contractors, designers and asset owners alike
Stormwater Pipe Design and Installation
Installation Demonstration of Rigid & Flexible Pipe
Engineering Training Institute Australia (formerly CCS) will be running a full day concrete pipeline design course in SYD/BRIS 2017 dates are:
Sydney - Novotel Norwest - Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Brisbane - IBIS Hotel - Monday 16th October 2017
This is the only full day design course on concrete pipeline design in accordance with the Australian Standards AS/NZS4058 and AS/NZS3725. click here for course information and registration.