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ENGINEERING GROWTH

Rinker Division/Cemex USA’s Rick Traylor chairs American Concrete Pipe Association

By Steven Prokopy

As slow, controlled, steady economic growth has dared to allow those in the drainage products business to be hopeful for state and federal construction budgets advancing long-delayed capital investments, the American Concrete Pipe Association has been hiring regional engineers to put more boots on the ground and help members promote the benefits of structures to state department of transportation officials and other prospects.

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Canyon Contour

Oldcastle Precast channels safety, water conservation  through nearly two miles of pipe, custom box culvertOldcastle Precast channels safety, water conservation through nearly two miles of pipe, custom box culvert

Special precast box culverts were used for one of the most significant segments of the $25.8 million Cache Water Restoration Project (CWRP), an emergency upgrade of approximately six miles of mostly open, unlined channels and canals.

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Commanding a New Era

David Pitre is 2014-15 Chairman of the  Interlocking Concrete Pavement InstituteDavid Pitre is 2014-15 Chairman of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute accomplished a great amount in 2013, which seemed fitting as it entered a new era as this year marks ICPI’s 20th anniversary. Convening in New Orleans in late March for the 2014 Annual Meeting and anniversary observance, David Pitre, director of Engineering Products for Pavestone Co., opened the general session and began his two-year term as chairman at the close of the meeting.

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