CCPPA engineers prepare seminars that are both informative and educational for designers, project managers and inspectors of gravity storm and sanitary sewer projects. Association staff takes the time to meet with groups in regional centres across Canada to present the seminars and discuss the content.
Seminars are focused on how pipe systems should be assessed from technical, financial and risk perspectives. The presentations include recommendations on how engineers can protect themselves by addressing engineering, installation and quality control issues in gravity pipe specifications. Attendees can earn professional development hours (PDHs)
Learn from industry professionals on how to specify both rigid and flexible underground pipe systems.
At the end of this seminar you will have a better understanding of
- Assessment of pipe systems
- Rigid and flexible pipe design
- Rigid and flexible pipe installation
- Trenching issues
- Drainage systems under the Building Code
- Quality and inspection
SEMINARS PREPARED FOR:
- Design Engineers/Technologists
- Project Managers
- Contract Administrators
- Construction Inspectors
Contact Diane Mauro at CCPPA: 1-800-435-0116, Ext 1
Plant tours are available upon request.
PLANT TOURS 2016
Precon Precast Products
On August 4, Lethbridge College faculty and various engineering consulting firms toured the Precon facility just outside of Lethbridge, AB. Scott Cunningham, Production/Systems Manager with Precon, led the tour. Randy Slawosky, Cody Kibala, and Jason Veres with Precon were also present during the tour to answer questions. The tour featured production of a variety of custom and stock precast concrete products including pre-benching of manhole bases and reinforcing cage assembly. The tour included an overview of quality control procedures and the a concrete cylinder compressive strength test.
learns about pre-benched
zero-slump concrete used
in dry-cast production
Concrete cylinder following
the compressive strength tesT
Inland Pipe Company
Inland Pipe in Calgary, AB hosted 17 visitors from the City of Calgary and various engineering consulting firms on August 10. Derek Light, Technical Marketing & Engineering Manager with Inland Pipe led the tour group. Tannis Karklin with Inland Pipe was also present to answer questions. The group witnessed the dry-cast production of manhole components and concrete pipe, reinforcing cage production with the MBK machine, the pre-benching procedure of manhole bases, and a 3-Edge Bearing test to verify both the design load and the ultimate strength of the pipe.
Lafarge Pipe Calgary
Twenty-three guests from the City of Calgary, Rockyview County, and several engineering consulting firms toured the Lafarge Pipe facility in Calgary, AB on August 16, 2016. Kyle Mailey, Production Superintendent, and Scott Morgan, Maintenance Manager with Lafarge Pipe guided the group through the plant. Brad Gammill, Ben Bayat, Dale Orcajada, and Brayden Eurich with Lafarge Pipe were on the tour to answer questions. Visitors learned about Lafarge’s products, observed the dry-cast production of manhole risers and RCP, watched reinforcing cage production with the MBK machine, and learned about the process of pre-benching manhole bases and manufacturing custom pieces like pipe bends. The group witnessed the verification of the strength of the RCP with a 3-Edge Bearing Test.
Pre-benching process for
3-Edge Bearing test
Reinforcing cage formed
by the MBK machine
Proform Precast Products
Thirteen representatives from the City of Red Deer and Alberta Transportation toured the Proform Precast facility in Red Deer County, AB on August 30, 2016. Brian Fogarty, Production Superintendent and Ron Reeves, Head Estimator with Proform led the tour. Curtis Bouteiller, Randy Odishaw, and Richard Kobetitch, also with Proform, were present during the tour to answer questions. The group observed the dry-cast manufacturing of manhole risers, bases, grade adjustment rings and conical tops, and the wet-cast production of a 12-foot diameter slab top. The group learned about the assembling of the reinforcing cages and the pre-benching process of the manhole bases. The tour included a demonstration of proper gasket placement on manhole sections.
The pre-benching process
Form is being removed
from the newly-formed
Lafarge Pipe, Edmonton
On August 31, 2016, two groups toured the Lafarge Pipe facility in Edmonton, AB. The 15 visitors were representatives of the City of Edmonton, Strathcona County, University of Alberta and various consulting engineering firms. Nick Coffin, an Engineer-in-Training in Technical Resources at Lafarge Pipe, guided the groups through the plant. The group observed dry-cast production of manhole grade adjustment rings and various sizes of pipe, reinforcing cage production with the MBK machine. In addition, the group witnessed the design load and ultimate strength test of a reinforced concrete pipe in a 3-Edge Bearing test.
Dry-cast production of
manhole grade adjustment
The MBK machine is
forming a circular