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By Zach Moore and Maddi BomkampIn the smash hit 1987 film, The Princess Bride, Princess Buttercup violently pushes her beloved Westley down an endlessly sloped hillside. We know what you’re thinking: “Could a corrugated metal pipe possibly be placed underneath such a sloped hill? Inconceivable!” This question has plagued men and women alike since

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As engineers in the pipe industry, we see the results of a lot of pipe projects.  Fortunately, the vast majority of the installations are successful and result in round pipes that are well supported by the backfill around them.  However, occasionally pipe installations don’t follow the recommended techniques and result in distorted pipes.Although

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In the smash hit 1994 film, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Jim Carey disguises himself as a UPS man and commits egregious acts against humanity towards a benevolent package. He tosses it in the air, spins it around, runs it across a handrail, throws it behind his back, has it smashed against an elevator door, and kicks it down a hallway. Needless to

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Skiers and children on sleds love a slope on a snowy day, while grounds keepers dread the slopes in mowing season. Slopes are part of our landscape, and we need to deal with them. This applies to the design of a culvert installation as well, particularly when the slope is going across the culvert side-to-side, as opposed to being along the length

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After having successfully completed a new professional development hour (PDH) article for Informed Infrastructure on the topic of buried culverts and service life, I was struck by the complexity of what may seem, at first blush, to be a relatively straightforward project. Specifically – the importance of the backfill material selection process.Not

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