October 09, 2013

Construction Industry Stakeholders Announce Coalition to Promote Fair Infrastructure Contracting

Today, five leading stakeholders in the U.S. construction industry announced the formation of a new policy coalition to promote fair competition in federal transportation infrastructure contracting.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Partnership for Infrastructure Project Excellence (PIPE...

August 13, 2013

Tennessee Study Reveals Benefits of HDPE Pipe

In August of 2013, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) approved the longitudinal installation of large-diameter, corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for stormwater drainage systems. This approval came after a year-long field test completed in June 2012 that showed ...

March 19, 2013

Railroads Reap the Benefits of Innovation in Culvert Pipe

After years of using concrete pipes, Norfolk Southern examined the benefits that new corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe could have for their award-winning Regional Intermodal Facility in Rossville, Tennessee.  Historically, the railroad had specified heavy gage, riveted, annula...

November 10, 2009

Pennsylvania DOT Reports Savings, Sustainability with Alternative Pipe Materials

When language included in the 2006 SAFETEA-LU Bill expanded the use of alternative pipes in Federal Highway Projects, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (DOT) cited these measures as a key tool in controlling cost and meeting specific project characteristics for culvert pipe. As the ar...

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