The Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center (RTC) in Greenville, Kentucky, is a weekend training site and is hailed as the premier mechanized infantry and armor maneuver training area east of the Mississippi River. It was officially dedicated to honor Senator Wendell H. Ford and provides effective and cost-efficient training facilities for the National Guard, Reserve and active component units from every branch of service.
When a storm sewer product was needed on the firing range at the RTC, the National Guard worked with Associated Engineers, Inc. to find a pipe solution that could meet the necessary 26 foot cover limits. The pipe also needed to be a cost effective alternative to reinforced concrete pipe (RCP).
DuroMaxx steel reinforced polyethylene (SRPE) storm drain pipe from Contech was chosen because it provided a light weight, low-cost solution. With a smooth inner wall for outstanding hydraulic capacity, DuroMaxx provided the necessary properties for long term service and performance.
DuroMaxx could better tolerate the differential settlement and could also accomodate the high maxinum cover needed on the project. With fewer joints to assemble onsite, it proved a fast and cost-effective installation for the National Guard. Also, DuroMaxx would not cause ricochet if hit by training bullet as RCP would.
Hazex Construction Company installed 156 feet of the 36 inch diameter DuroMaxx pipe in the Spring of 2010.