American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas 75063-2595, USA

Experiential learning delivered by modern concrete pipe plants

Many modern concrete plants have become centers for experiential learning. The editorial in the CPI 5-2017 (October) described how concrete pipe producers are accommodating a need for educating specifiers, design engineers, regulators, elected representatives, contractors, and the public about the applied science of buried rigid and flexible pipelines and culverts. Long gone are the days when a pipe plant was solely a production site for precast products. The way that industry is preparing for its future is through experiential learning.