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CPAA NZ Roadshow


If you are a specifier, designer or asset manager of pipeline systems in New Zealand, you will not want to miss this Information Session as we update industry with information to improve the understanding and ultimate efficiency and effectiveness of all pipeline systems; specifically Steel Reinforced Concrete Pipe (SRCP).

We will introduce some key topics and provide a forum for Q&A by fielding some of the more senior Technical staff from within the CPAA.

The Concrete Pipe Association of Australasia, representing the manufacturers of concrete pipe in New Zealand, is providing a series of brief Technical Information Sessions throughout the country to highlight to industry recent activity of the CPAA and the technical materials available to designers and asset managers for the design and installation of SRCP.

The presenters provide considerable experience in the industry and a deep knowledge of these developments.

Part of the aim of the forum is to create engagement by enabling delegates to ask questions and discuss industry related matters with CPAA members.



The session will cover design of concrete pipe, plastic pipe and the requirements for testing for each material. It will then move into a segment on the CPAA PipeClass software and finally some recent relevant publications from CPAA and other entities.


Pipeline design
Key aspects of design methodology (AS/NZS 3725) for designers and specifiers of SRCP. Comparison to the requirements for flexible pipe (AS/NZS 2566).

Testing of Concrete and Plastic Pipe
Considering the different failure mechanism for the two materials what are the appropriate testing requirements for the installed asset?

Introduction to Pipe Class - Design Software for Concrete Pipe
PipeClass is the only steel reinforced concrete pipe design software available to designers in New Zealand. The presentation will provide a brief overview of the program & how to get value from the software for pipe selection & design.

Recent relevant publications

  • Field Testing of Concrete Pipe - CPAA 
  • Manhole Document – CPAA



The presenters provide considerable experience in the industry and a deep knowledge of these developments. They include:

Chris Thorpe, Senior Technical Sales Engineer, Humes
Americo Dos Santos, Technical Services Manager, Hynds
Mobeen Ali, Concrete Product Drainage Engineer, Hynds
Andrew Ruffles, Executive Director, CPAA


For further information on dates and to make a booking:



27 September 2019