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  • Kijlstra’s manholes are carbon-efficient champions

    An independent report into a West Midlands company has revealed its revolutionary manhole, that can typically be installed up to 16 times quicker than traditional systems on standard units, is also up to 65% more carbon efficient. European construction materials giant Kijlstra, whose UK base is in Alderminster, commissioned the research by Carbon Clear to quantify the greenhouse gas emissions ...


    By Kijlstra LTD.

  • Kijlstra’s precast concrete manholes pioneer LABC registration

    Construction materials giant Kijlstra Precast UK has become the first concrete manhole systems manufacturer to win registration and assessment from LABC. Registration (RD540810) was granted after Kijlstra’s revolutionary square manhole base and riser system was assessed by Swansea Council under the LANTAC agreement but once this is given by one local authority it is recognised by all LABC ...


    By Kijlstra LTD.

  • Combined manhole insert for odor control and inflow protectors

    Combined Manhole Inserts for Odor Control and Inflow Protectors in Boroughs, Towns and Cities are a must in today’s GREEN World. Nearly all municipalities suffer with odor problems from Manholes and Inflow to manholes. During dry weather Manholes can be the source of vile sewer odors. The main odor culprit is Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), but other malodorous compounds are present, as well. ...


  • A-LOk Premium- The first Installation of the newest A-lok watertight pipe to manhole connector

    This is a story about  the very first installation of the newest  A-Lok product, The A-LOK “Premium”, pipe to manhole connector for stormwater and sanitary containment systems.This connector has the ability to change shape as the outside diameter of the pipe changes shape. This happens when the liquid filled core material inside the A-LOK Premium redistributes itself to ...


    By A-Lok Products, Inc.

  • Three Construction Workers Lose Their Lives after Entering Manhole

    In 2015, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it had issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces.  The new rule provides construction workers with similar protections to those of employees from other industries who have had them for over 20 years.  Tragically, three workers in Florida lost their lives last ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • ASTM C478M - 11 standard specification for precast reinforced concrete manhole sections (Metric)

    This specification covers the manufacture and purchase requirements of products used for the assembly and construction of circular vertical precast reinforced concrete manholes and structures used in sewer and water works. Reinforced concrete shall consist of cementitious materials, mineral aggregates, and water, in which steel reinforcement has been embedded in such a ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM C139 - 11 standard specification for concrete masonry units for construction of catch basins and manholes

    This specification covers solid precast segmental concrete masonry units made from hydraulic cement, water, and suitable mineral aggregates, with or without the inclusion of other materials. The units are intended for use in the construction of catch basins and manholes. All units shall be sound and free of cracks or other defects that interfere ...


    By ASTM International

  • GelTech Solutions Teams Up With Con Edison to Fight Manhole Fires & Enhance Public Safety

    GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GLTC), creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques, announces the beginning of a three month pilot program with Con Edison (NYSE: ED) to use FireIce to combat manhole fires. "After a thorough and comprehensive two year evaluation of fire suppressant products, including ...


  • GelTech Solutions Teams Up With Con Edison to Fight Manhole Fires & Enhance Public Safety

    GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GLTC), creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques, announces the beginning of a three month pilot program with Con Edison (NYSE: ED) to use FireIce to combat manhole fires. "After a thorough and comprehensive two year evaluation of fire suppressant products, including ...


  • ASTM C1244M - 11 standard test method for concrete sewer manholes by the negative air pressure (Vacuum) test prior to backfill (Metric)

    This is not a routine test. The values recorded are applicable only to the manhole being tested and at the time of testing. 1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers procedures for testing precast concrete manhole sections when using the vacuum test method to demonstrate the integrity of the installed materials and the construction procedures. This test ...


    By ASTM International

  • Kijlstra launch a square plug for a square hole

    A revolutionary pre-cast concrete manhole that can typically be installed up to 16 times quicker than traditional systems on standard units has been launched in the UK by European construction materials giant Kijlstra. Manufactured from self-compacting concrete and poured monolithically with benching to guarantee optimum size consistency and strength, the system is combined with a perfect finish ...


    By Kijlstra LTD.

  • Water company fined for polluting holiday beach

    South West Water has been ordered to pay £35,937 in fines and costs for a series of sewage spills at Hope Cove in South Devon. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. A court heard how between September 2011 and December 2012 there were several incidents where sewage was seen escaping from manholes in a lane in front of Shippen Cottages and from a manhole at Outer Hope, upstream of ...

  • Civil Engineering Firm KS Associates Completes Major Surveying Assignment for Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District GIS Project

    KS Associates, a civil engineering and surveying firm located in Elyria, Ohio, has completed a major assignment for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD). KS Associates performed a significant role in the completion of the Interceptor Surveying and Mapping (ISM) Project, which involved surveying 1,824 manholes throughout NEORSD’s expansive sewer network. The goal of the project was ...


  • ASTM C822 - 11 standard terminology relating to concrete pipe and related products

    1. Scope 2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) ASTM Standards C497 Test Methods for Concrete Pipe, Manhole Sections, or Tile Index Terms Concrete pipe; Terminology--concrete/aggregates/masomry ; ICS Code ICS Number Code 01.040.23 (Fluid ...


    By ASTM International

  • Scottish water fined

    A sewage spill which contributed to the 2009 failure of the bathing water at Irvine Beach has resulted in a GBP6000 fine for Scottish Water. The microbiological sample taken of the water on 23 June 2009 was found to exceed 15,000 FC/100ml, greatly exceeding the mandatory standard of 2,000 FC/100ml. The water company pled guilty at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last month to carrying on a ...


  • Innovyze InfoMaster receives two prestigious NASSCO certifications

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that its industry-leading asset integrity management and capital planning software, InfoMaster received NASSCO’s latest V6.0 Certification in both Pipeline Assessment and Certification ...


    By Innovyze

  • FastMap mobile drainage network surveyor system

    Trimble’s UK distributor, KOREC, has announced the launch of the Trimble FastMap Mobile Drainage Network Surveyor system, a high-accuracy mapping solution developed by the Trimble Professional Services group. The system offers industry-specific functionality for highways and drainage contactors working in the UK on behalf of the Highways Agency or utility water companies. The new ...


  • New OSMA Tegra 600 – Non-Entry Inspection Chamber Offers Easy Access for Pipework Inspection

    Wavin Plastics is launching the new OSMA Tegra 600 to provide easy installation, inspection and maintenance to non-adoptable domestic and commercial drainage systems. This innovative non-entry inspection chamber is a much safer and cost-effective alternative to traditional concrete ring manholes during installation and occupation. Tegra 600 is constructed from strong polypropylene. It is much ...


  • Veolia ES industrial services acquires Pacific Liners

    Veolia Environmental Services announced that its Industrial Services unit (Baytown, TX) has acquired Pacific Liners (Vacaville, CA), a provider of pipe and sewer line restoration services. Pacific Liners, which recorded $21 million in revenues during 2007, uses trenchless technology to provide cleaning, inspection, pipeline restoration, and manhole and structure rehabilitation services in ...

  • Associated Engineering uses MIKE URBAN to complete a complex dual drainage model for the City of Calgary to identify urban drainage problems and evaluate capital improvement alternatives

    The City of Calgary experienced significant flooding and overland flow during a severe thunderstorm on June 6, 2007. Significant damage occurred to 14th Street NW along a steep hill; sealed manholes failed causing extensive road damage and overland flows. The City of Calgary recognized the importance of the overland system as part of the drainage evaluation of this area as well as for future ...


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