A two-man maintenance crew lowered a tiny, track-mounted camera into a Martin Street sewer line last week looking for problems. The pipe could be 50 years old or older, city officials say, so it was on a long list of aging tubes that Raleigh hopes to inspect over the next few years. Video streamed from the camera back to the crew’s truck showed it was in pretty good shape. Raleigh doesn’t have a real-time monitoring system for its water and sewer lines, some of which were laid in the 1860s. But, since launching an infrastructure assessment program two years ago, the city has found that many of its pipes – some of them 100 years old – need repairs and immediate attention.
Located in the heart of North Carolina, the City of Raleigh is undertaking a massive new intended to curb wastewater overflow in the Crabtree Creek Basin. Turn to page 96 to read more about this project and how we have participated.
Moffat Pipe, Inc. and HammerHead teamed up to perform a tricky pipe-bursting project at North Carolina University, where in-depth planning and accurate execution were required to avoid multiple obstacles.
For returning North Carolina State University (NCSU) students, the only evidence that a 255 ft length of sewer pipe had been replaced beneath their feet two days earlier was a brand new manhole near Tomkins Hall. The golf-course-quality turf had been carefully replaced, as has the pavement walkways. Moffat Pipe had completed the works just in time for the fall semester by utilising pipe bursting to replace a 6 inch terra cotta pipe with 8 inch high density polyethylene pipe. With the excitement among students of fall registration and festivities, it’s safe to say the new manhole went unnoticed.
Moffat Pipe, Inc. was honored with a Diamond Award as the 2011 Women Business Enterprise of the Year by the North Carolina Department of Transportation division of Business Opportunity and Workforce Development (BOWD). MPI’s relationship with NC BOWD was a major contribution to the growth and progress of the Company as a whole in 2011 and we’re delighted to be honored as a Diamond Award recipient.
Moffat Pipe, Inc. (MPI), based in Wake Forest, N.C., currently is in the process of installing 320 linear ft. (97.5 m) of 5 by 10 ft. (1.5 by 3 m) cast-in-place concrete culvert pipe through the neighborhoods of Raleigh, N.C. The new storm-sewer installation is part of the Carolina Pines Dam Rehabilitation Project for the city of Raleigh Storm-Water Division. Cast-in-place pipes and culverts present several challenges for contractors performing the installation work. Not the least of which is keeping workers safe in the pipeline trench that generally needs to be kept open and exposed longer than traditional precast pipe.