Originally presented at StormCon 2023.
The recent Texas Department of Transportation (DOT) approval for the use of thermoplastic pipe in storm sewer and culvert applications will provide new opportunities for engineers and contractors in determining the correct conveyance for their project. The Texas DOT approval has numerous facets to assist engineers and contractors: design considerations for thermoplastic pipe in highway applications, longevity of thermoplastic pipe in critical infrastructure, the importance of open competition for storm sewer pipe allowing agencies and contractors flexibility, and increasing project safety. Thermoplastic pipe has successfully been deployed to manage stormwater under highways, airports, railroads and in municipalities for decades across the U.S.
About the Presenter
Jon Sickels is the VP Public Markets for Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative drainage products that deliver solutions for the most challenging water management problems. Jon lives in Austin, TX and works throughout North America managing ADS’s infrastructure business and regulatory approvals. He has over 30 years of experience in the stormwater industry and is a Civil Engineering graduate from Virginia Tech.