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 HOT TOPICS
Important guidelines to follow when designing/installing concrete pipes
Construction Load Charts
Design & Installation information:
Follow these links for interesting insights for contractors, designers and asset owners alike
Stormwater Pipe Design and Installation
Installation Demonstration of Rigid & Flexible Pipe
For more guidelines/briefs go to our Resources - Technical Publiciations page
Congratulations to our University Award Winners for 2017/2018 - Sydney Duong - UTS, Callum Cusack - UniSA & Michael Grady - UOW click here for more information
Training Courses: Engineering Training Institute Australia will be running a full day concrete pipeline design course in SYD - Thursday 18th October and BRIS - Friday 26th October 2018: 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.
Research: Rigid V's Flexible
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.’ The exercise was completed for both the Australian cost base and the New Zealand cost base using identical methodology. If you wish to download the report then please do so click on the flag to select the appropriate version (AU/NZ).
For other relevent notes go to our Resources - Technical Notes page
SANTA ROSA, Calif. Nov 12th, 2017
300-feet of plastic storm drain pipe melts during firestorm causing 7-feet deep and 4-feet wide sink hole for the full story follow this link: http://abc7news.com/2638986/