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CPSA congratulates Inventer Drive Systems and Anglian Water at Water Industry Achievement Awards 2013

CPSA congratulates Inventer Drive Systems and Anglian Water at Water Industry Achievement Awards 2013
Hot on the heels of successful launch of the Concrete Pipe Lifter, which has gained numerous plaudits including WIAA 2012 Health & Safety Initiative Award, CPSA decided to give something back at the 2013 Awards and agreed to sponsor the Most Innovative Use of Existing Technology category.Inventer Drive Systems and Anglian Water Services stepped up to collect their Award at the gala dinner and awards ceremony which took place on 21 March at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. The Award was for the Reactive Pump Controller which is an innovative solution for an existing problem in the industry.image Caption: CPSA Director Stuart Crisp (left) and Host Dominic Holland flank Anglian's Dr Hedley Skelton
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CASE STUDY FROM USA: WHO IS LIABLE FOR FLEXIBLE PIPE PROBLEMS? THINGS TO CONSIDER

CASE STUDY FROM USA:  WHO IS LIABLE FOR FLEXIBLE PIPE PROBLEMS?  THINGS TO CONSIDER
Examples are provided where collapses of HDPE pipes suggest that contractors may not be the only liable party. Some clients and designers are also failing to understand the risks and can be also liable if they do not specify and monitor sufficiently robust solutions.A copy can be downloaded from here
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New Factsheet “Structural design of buried pipelines: The importance of correct classification of pipes and validating theory with practice"

New Factsheet “Structural design of buried pipelines: The importance of correct classification of pipes and validating theory with practice"
Describes why the correct structural classification of different pipe materials and designs is essential to ensure that the appropriate design method is used.  Only by establishing if a pipe is “rigid”, “semi-rigid” or “flexible” can the performance of the pipeline be reliably anticipated, when properly installed using suitable embedment. It also explains the importance of comprehensive and rigorous in-situ testing on new material combinations and product designs to ensure that their structural classification, corresponding design method and short and long term performance is assured. A copy can be downloaded from here
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US Case Study: Contractor chooses concrete pipes as preferred material over HDPE

US Case Study: Contractor chooses concrete pipes as preferred material over HDPE
This new case study publication offers information on a recent stormwater detention project at Akron-Canton Airport, Ohio, USA, where contractors and designers decided to change their specification and opt for concrete pipes as preferred material over HDPE in order to save on size and design requirements and occupy a smaller footprint for the installation.The use of concrete pipes helped save considerable time, money and resource. A copy of the Case Study can be downloaded from here.
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Pipe Lifter Chosen for CPIA 2012 Edition

Pipe Lifter Chosen for CPIA 2012 Edition
CPSA has been recognised again for its innovative concrete pipe lifter solution, in the Construction Products Association 2012 edition of Construction Products Innovation and Achievement (CPIA).
The pipe lifter is one of only 18 products nationwide selected for this year’s publication and is one of only nine products to make the Health, Safety and Security category. Commenting on the achievement, Simon Storer, Communications and External Affairs Director, for the Construction Products Association said: “We are delighted that the construction products industry has once again demonstrated an enormous desire to introduce a variety of new and exciting solutions. Despite the construction industry suffering more than most sectors during the current downturn, one only needs to look at the products and processes showcased in CPIA to highlight the huge impact the industry is making towards change”.
2012 saw a sharp increase in demand for the new innovation which has revolutionized the process of handling and installation of concrete pipes, making it safer, quicker and cheaper at the same time. The concrete pipe lifter is already the H&S category winner of this year’s Water Industry Achievement Award (WIAA). It was also shortlisted for the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards.
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