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When it comes to designing large storm sewer conveyance systems, did you know there are alternatives to reinforced box culverts?   For years, Contech has worked with engineers and agencies across the country on finding efficient and effective ways to move stormwater.   Traditionally, you may be used to defaulting to concrete when looking at larger

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I recently had the opportunity to host a national webinar on the topic of Ports & Airports and thought it would be a good idea to mention some of the items that were discussed on the Pipe Blog for those who may have missed it. Ports and Airports are like little cities with both little and big problems. These issues can vary quite vastly, but there

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The design, manufacture and installation of Concrete, Corrugated Steel, Plastic and Steel Reinforced Polyethylene pipe happens every day for storm sewers and culverts. While most design engineers spent many hours in college learning about hydrology and hydraulics, how many spent time studying the buoyancy of pipe materials in the field? While most

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If you were to work at a firm for 50 years or stay married to the love of your life for 50 years, would you say that was a remarkable milestone?   Would one consider this to be a life time of service where congratulations are in order?  So, tell me, when a design engineer chooses to use a pipe product that has an anticipated design service life of

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Reclaim TunnelsA Reclaim Tunnel refers to a buried conduit that encloses a material conveyor. The conduit is used to transport aggregate, sand, coal or other minerals from a central stock pile to an off loading location. These material stock piles can be as tall as 80’ high. Reclaim Tunnels will normally have hopper openings to allow flow of the

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