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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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Dear Tech Abby:  Do I have to use a crushed stone backfill for my PVC sewer pipe installation?  --That 70’s EngineerDear That 70’s Engineer:  Good question… the answer is “maybe”…Well, let me expand on that.  First, when talking about PVC sewer pipe, remember that PVC products are commonly used in both gravity flow sanitary and storm sewer

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Resistivity has to be one of my top ten favorite words used in the engineering community, and today I would like to dive a little deeper into how important this factor is in the longevity and durability of a pipe’s life cycle – hence the reciprocity or  “give back” of resistivity.I was thinking about the questions I often have to field with regard

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