Design Manuals

When it comes to design and specification of reinforced concrete pipeline systems, the CPAA recommends the use of AS/NZS 4058 "Precast concrete pipe (Pressure and non-pressure)" and AS/NZS 3725 "Desing for installation of buried concrete pipe", for 100 year design life.

In addition to the this, the CPAA offers concrete pipe related design manuals to assist engineers make sound engineering decisions when it comes to specific requirements that are not covered in the Standards. These include:

pdf button Hydraulics of Precast Concrete Conduits (Pipes and Box Culverts) (4.4 MB)
A detailed guideline to assist engineers with the hydraulic design of concrete culverts in Australia and New Zealand. The manual includes the theoretical concepts of hydraulic design, as well as containing the appropriate design aspects for runoff, culverts, drains, sewers and pressure pipes.

pdf button Colebrook White Charts (4 MB)
An appendix to the Hydraulics manual above.


pdf button Jacking Design Guidelines (4.2 MB)
Installation by jacking is a technique applicable to concrete pipe. This manual considers the design concepts required for such types of application, as well as installation design characteristics.


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