Manufacturing Methods – Reinforced Concrete Pipe

This presentation will cover the basics of reinforced concrete pipe production. Information covered will include concrete mix designs, batching concrete, and pipe reinforcing cages. The discussion will then shift to discussing three manufacturing methods, Wet Cast production, Dry Cast vibratory method, and then the Dry Cast packerhead method. The presentation will end with a brief discussion on concrete curing.    

Donald E. McNutt, P.E.  American Concrete Pipe Association, USA

Don has over 35 years of experience in the precast industry as a quality control manager, production engineer, design engineer, engineering manager and chief operating officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The University of Cincinnati and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio. Don is the Great Lakes Region Engineer for the American Concrete Pipe Association.