May 2018 SiteSolutions: Problems Solved - 3 New Civil Engineering Project Profiles
May 2018
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In This Issue of SiteSolutions
Owens-Illinois Wace Drainage Improvements
Owens-Illinois Waco Drainage Improvements
Waco, Texas
DuroMaxx and A-2000 PVC Improves Drainage System

When an improved drainage system was needed at Owens-Illinois' glass container landfill, DuroMaxx® steel reinforced polyethylene (SRPE) was selected to address the project design requirements, along with A-2000™ PVC for a complete drainage system solution. The steel reinforcing ribs of the DuroMaxx pipe provided the strength while the polyethylene provided the durability. 

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Building Bridges
84th Street Crossing
84th Street Crossing
Papillion, Nebraska
Continental Provides Safe Passage for Students
Selected for its quick installation, ADA compliance, and cost savings, a Capstone®-style Continental® Pedestrian Bridge provided students at Papillion Middle School with safe passage over busy 84th Street below. The new pedestrian crossing replaced the original one which was deteriorating.
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UPS Distribution Center
UPS Distribution Center
Round Rock, Texas
ALT2 CMP Manages Stormwater Runoff

At a new $70 million distribution facility for UPS, ALT2 CMP was used to store 140,000 CF of stormwater runoff. The system uses a single 36” manifold with six barrels and was designed to account for both the current construction and future buildout.

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Pipe Solutions Blog
PVC Pipe and Ultraviolet Protection
  PVC Pipe and Ultraviolet Protection
  Many people in the civil engineering industry have concerns with UV exposure and polymeric-based sewer materials (e.g. thermoplastic, PVC, HDPE, other plastic pipe) and believe that these materials disintegrate under long term exposure. This is not what happens. Like other polymeric materials, PVC pipe can experience some forms of slight degradation, but not disintegration, as a result of long-term UV exposure. 
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Stormwater Blog
What About Plants?
  What About Plants?

One could argue that plants are the most essential part of biofiltration systems such as bioretention, high-performance biofilters, and rain gardens. However, It is important to ensure the hydraulic properties of the system are not compromised by plants. There is a fine line between long-term system function and aesthetics. It is possible to manage both, but certain parameters should be evaluated.

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Earn a PDH Credit!
PDH Article
Evaluation of Media-Based Stormwater Filtration Systems
The Professional Development Series is a unique opportunity to earn continuing education credit by reading this article, displaying your understanding of the stated learning objectives, and following the simple instructions, all at no cost to you. 
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Upcoming Events
Contech will be participating in the following events, and we invite you to visit us!
American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) in Cleveland, Ohio - May 17-20, Booth #101
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) JETC in Kansas City, Missouri - May 23-25, Booth #910
World Environmental & Water Resources Congress (EWRI) in Minneapolis, Minnesota - June 3-7, Booth #12
Dam Safety - 2018 ASDSO Northeast Regional Conference in Lancaster, Pennsylvania - June 4-6, Booth #19
International Bridge Conference in National Harbor, Maryland - June 11-14,
Pipelines 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - July 15-18
LID Conference 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee - August 12-15
StormCon in Denver, Colorado - August 13-15, Booth #405 & 407

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