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Updated Standard For Concrete Pipe Jacking Published
July 20, 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has recently announced that Standard Practice for Direct Design of Precast Concrete Pipe for Jacking in Trenchless Construction, Standards ASCE/CI 27-17, addresses the direct design of precast concrete pipe that will be installed using jacking, a type of trenchless construction. To successfully install pipes using jacking techniques, engineers must design for loading conditions both during and after installation, and contractors need to ensure skillful placement, as well as precise fabrication of pipes.

This book covers piping intended for the conveyance of sewage, industrial wastes, stormwater, and drainage, as well as for utilities and access ways. Design and analysis methods are considered for the interaction between pipe, soil and group envelope, and procedures for calculating the required reinforcement in the pipe wall are included. Appendixes offer standard practice for manufacturing suitable pipe, managing jacking operations, and estimating the required jacking force.

This Standard, a revision of ASCE 27-00, is useful as a reference to civil engineering design professionals, consultants, owners, and transportation officials that plan to use pipe jacking in trenchless installations.

To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore.

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Updated Standard For Concrete Pipe Jacking Published
July 20, 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has recently announced that Standard Practice for Direct Design of Precast Concrete Pipe for Jacking in Trenchless Construction

Wildlife Works Announces The Launch Of Everland
July 20, 2017

Firm is specialized marketing company representing an established group of high-impact forest conservation projects.

EPA Approves ICC-ES As A Third-Party Certifier
July 19, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) as a recognized Third-Party Certifier…

2017 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference Announced
July 19, 2017

Conference to focus on customers, Peer-to-Peer learning and 2018 product roadmap.

New Electrical Technician Program To Launch
July 18, 2017

Virginia College in Richmond is pleased to announce its new Electrical Technician diploma program set to launch Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at the campus located at 7200 Midlothian Turnpike.

ODU Baja Team Places Highest From Virginia
July 18, 2017

This year, a team of Old Dominion University (ODU) mechanical engineering students, known as the ODU Formula SAE Baja team, recently achieved the highest placement in University history at the SAE Illinois International Competition…

ESRI Announces Special Achievement in GIS Award
July 17, 2017

SAG Award recognizes exemplary organizations implementing spatial analytics technology to change the world.

New Book Focuses On Risk-Related Decision Making In Construction
July 17, 2017

A new American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Press book, Quantitative Risk Management and Decision Making in Construction, focuses on…

Researchers Collaborated To Employ Novel Nanoscale Fibrous System
July 14, 2017

Researchers from Virginia Tech and the University of Pittsburgh have collaborated to employ a novel nanoscale fibrous system that can measure the tiny forces exerted by and upon individual cells with extreme precision.

OMICRON Lab Wins Top Prize In CWIEME Global Awards
July 14, 2017

Awards celebrated the very best products, people and initiatives from across the global electrical design and manufacturing industry.

Transforming Scientists and Engineers Into Storytellers
July 13, 2017

A free online workshop aimed at helping scientists and engineers write blogs and op-eds for magazines, newspapers and other news outlets.

PNNL Seeks Perfect Algae for Renewable Energy
July 13, 2017

Researchers seek to identify most promising algae species for production of renewable fuels.

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