Pipe Selection

Pipe Market Turns to New Materials to Address Aging Water Infrastructure

Pipe Market Turns to New Materials to Address Aging Water Infrastructure

February 19, 2020 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Municipal pipe market spend makes up 30 percent of overall utility CAPEX for water infrastructure. In part, to address aging pipes, bursts, and other leakage management issues, the pipe market is turning to new materials (plastic) and new technologies (trenchless). More than $234 billion (USD) of capital expenditures (CAPEX) areRead More

American Concrete Pipe Association names new president

American Concrete Pipe Association names new president

February 11, 2020 at 9:05 am 0 comments

The American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) in January announced that its Nominating Committee and Board of Directors have named Doug Dayton, P.E., as the association’s new president. “Doug is a proven leader with a long history in the design and construction industry and the vision to steer ACPA in itsRead More

Plastics Pipe Institute names new executive director

Plastics Pipe Institute names new executive director

January 7, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) has named David M. Fink as its new president and executive director effective at the end of January 2020. Fink, a veteran of the plastics pipe industry, previously served as the chairman of the PPI Board of Directors from 2017 to 2019, and hasRead More

Brown and Caldwell begins rehabilitation work on Allen-McColloch pipeline

Brown and Caldwell begins rehabilitation work on Allen-McColloch pipeline

September 16, 2019 at 9:09 am 0 comments

Environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell announced last month that it was selected by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) to provide engineering design services for rehabilitation of the prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) portion of the Allen-McColloch Pipeline. Metropolitan is a regional wholesaler that provides waterRead More

AMERICAN plans to build valve and hydrant research center

AMERICAN plans to build valve and hydrant research center

May 28, 2019 at 8:41 am 0 comments

AMERICAN Flow Control, the valve and hydrant division of AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, has announced the formation of AMERICAN Innovation, LLC, a company dedicated to research and development. The company intends to construct a facility, the AMERICAN Flow Control Center for Innovative Excellence, in Crawfordsville,Read More

Are You Considering the Economic Impact of Your Pipe Materials?

Are You Considering the Economic Impact of Your Pipe Materials?

April 8, 2019 at 9:22 am 0 comments

Editor’s Note: WF&M recently sat down with Justin Reeves, P.E., project manager, and Bob Card, P.E., chief pipe engineer, at Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), a national planning, engineering and program management firm, to get their take on the economic impact of pipe selection and specification in the waterRead More

Core & Main closes acquisition of Maskell Pipe & Supply

Core & Main closes acquisition of Maskell Pipe & Supply

February 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

Core & Main LP has closed on its previously announced definitive agreement to acquire select assets of Maskell Pipe & Supply, Inc., a California-based distributor and fittings fabricator of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. The acquisition will mark the fifth by Core & Main since becoming an independent company from HDRead More

The Water Main Report Card

The Water Main Report Card

June 15, 2018 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

By Steven Folkman Most water professionals are well aware that in 2009, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issued its Infrastructure Report Card and gave a D- to drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. In a small sign of improvement, the 2013 ASCE Report Card graded drinking water and wastewaterRead More

Bureau of Reclamation introduces buried pipeline competition

Bureau of Reclamation introduces buried pipeline competition

March 19, 2018 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

The Bureau of Reclamation has launched a new prize competition seeking innovative methods and technologies to detect leaks and flaws in large buried pipelines that deliver water for municipal, industrial, and agricultural uses. Currently, no practical method exists to detect leaks and flaws in large diameter pipelines. For example, leaksRead More

Study: Water main breaks up 27 percent in past six years

Study: Water main breaks up 27 percent in past six years

March 7, 2018 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

A new study from Utah State University (USU) examines the increasing number of water main breaks across the United States and Canada, as well as associated pipe materials and what the trend could mean for the future of water infrastructure. The study, titled “Water Main Break Rates in the USA and Canada: A Comprehensive Study,”Read More