New Pipeline Construction Product Allows for Simple Installation of Standard PVC Pipe in Houston HDD Project

By Dennis Shumard, P.E., MASCE, and Pat Moravits, BRH-Garver Construction | March 2014, Vol. 69 No. 3

This asbestos-cement pipeline replacement project in southwest Houston demonstrated the viability and benefits of incorporating the Mega-Stop device with standard bell and spigot pipe for short length bore installations and multiple fitting installation requirements. This combination of products provided for simple installation, reduced material costs, and increased pipe availability. Based on the simple and successful installation of the pipe that BRH-Garver Construction experienced for this project, plans are in place to incorporate the new Mega-Stop bell stop product in similar HDD projects in the future.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Dennis Shumard, P.E., MASCE, is the product support manager for EBAA Iron Sales Inc., (713) 447-0707; denniss@ebaa.com
Pat Moravits is a project manager for BRH-Garver Construction, Houston, (713) 921-2929; patmoravits@brhgarver.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION: BRH-Garver Construction L.P., (713) 921-2929, www.brhgarver.com
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EBAA Iron Sales, (254) 629.1731, www.ebaa.com