IPBA To Unveil New Pipe Bursting Guidelines At UCT

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | January 2012, Vol. 67 No. 1

Timberlake said upgrades of the IPBA web site currently are being made to be accessed on NASSCO’s web site (www.nassco.org) and will be posted on it soon after UCT. Free downloads of the guidelines and free specification guidelines may be accessed on the site.

“The IPBA education committee,” said Timberlake also will concentrate efforts to promote the guidelines at regional and national educational seminars and other industry events. We will do everything possible to make the guidelines available to all in the industry who can benefit from them.”

Many inputs
The pipe bursting guidelines are the collective work of IBPA’s leadership team with input from many industry experts, said Timberlake.

He explained that while the IPBA is a division of NASSCO, backed by NASSCO’s resources and operating under its by-laws, it operates as a stand-alone association with the freedom to set its own direction and agenda.

“IPBA developed an aggressive, five-year strategic plan in 2010 that includes a number of high-level goals to benefit the pipe bursting industry which we are in the process of implementing,” he concluded. “The new pipe bursting guidelines are a key element in that plan.”

Timberlake serves as chairperson of the IPBA marketing committee. He is vice president and senior project manager at the Ted Berry Co.

The IPBA is committed to advancing the acceptance of pipe bursting through education, training, marketing and governmental support and to promote the replacement of existing pipe infrastructure using the most cost effective method.

NASSCO, based in Owings Mills, MD, is a national association composed of several hundred members representing sewer and rehabilitation industry manufacturers and suppliers, municipalities and utility districts, engineers and contracting firms dedicated to establishing and implementing standards for rehabilitation of underground utilities.

IPBA, (410) 486-3500, www.nassco.org
UCT, (281) 558-6930, www.uctonline.com

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