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Infrastructures, Volume 3, Issue 3 (September 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) standard guidelines and industry practice have been disconnected [...] Read more. Reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) standard guidelines and industry practice have been disconnected from end users’ expectations, and no synergy has been crated between expertise gained and advances made around the world. Thus, a critical look at the current state-of-the-art is needed. In this study, RCP standards from a study area representing a quarter of the worl’s were critically analyzed. A comparison of material requirements, structural load testing, hydrostatic performance, and durability requirements was made. It is shown that the RCP sector lags behind modern developments in concrete technology, standard code advances, and material innovations. Various knowledge gaps are revealed, and recommendations are made aimed at tailoring performance-based guidelines that can better capture current market needs and user expectations. View this paper.