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Think outside the box (culvert): How creativity sells more precast

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Highlighting three important projects that are creating opportunities for producers of box sections, simply by utilizing an existing product in new ways and with new requirements.

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Think outside the box (culvert): How creativity sells more precast

  1. 1. Thinking outside the box (culvert) How creativity is selling more precast
  2. 2. About Hamilton Kent  70 years supplying sealing solutions to the buried infrastructure industry  ISO 9001-2008 Certified  Very experienced and innovative engineering and technical staff  Plants in Toronto, ON and Winchester, TN  Head office in Toronto
  3. 3. Box Sections Historically, applications have been:  Culverts and bridges  Utility, vehicle and pedestrian tunnels  Stacked vertically for rectangular structures  Stormwater conveyance
  4. 4. Box Sections  Repurposed for a variety of situations  Overcome challenges  Created new business for manufacturers  Tylox SuperSeal gaskets for watertight seal
  5. 5. ASTM C1675  Useful to specifiers, owners, contractors and manufacturers  Beneficial to experienced and those new to use of precast box sections  Installation methods  www.astm.org
  6. 6. Tongue and Groove Joint
  7. 7. Single Offset Joint  Production tooling is available, both fixed and adjustable  Allows for a gasket – can still use butyl and wrap
  8. 8. Single Offset Joint Tooling       Several form manufacturers Rounded corners with 6” radius Flexibility is helpful – adjustable forms Expensive, but can be worth the investment Care for formwork is a must Very precise manufacturing
  9. 9. Single Offset Joint
  10. 10. Gasketed Joints  Joint quality is critical  Work with gasket supplier  Variety of test methods  Hydrostatic  Cherne  Internal joint
  11. 11. Production Practices
  12. 12. Box Culvert Gasket Installation
  13. 13. Project: Augusta, Maine  Reduce frequency of sewer overflows  Twin line storage system using box culverts  Hold 1 million gallons
  14. 14. Project: Augusta, Maine
  15. 15. Project: Augusta, Maine
  16. 16. Project: Augusta, Maine
  17. 17. Project: Augusta, Maine
  18. 18. Project: Augusta, Maine
  19. 19. Project: Lubbock, TX  Transfer storm water between playa lakes  Modified box culverts to withstand extreme depths  Less disruptive and less expensive than cast-in place concrete
  20. 20. Project: Lubbock, TX
  21. 21. Box Culvert Hydrostatic Testing
  22. 22. Box Culvert Hydrostatic Testing
  23. 23. Project: Denver, CO
  24. 24. Conclusion  Gasketed box sections have many possible uses  Approved by consulting engineers and owners  Cost efficient, easy to install  High-performance materials  Utilize ASTM C1675  Precast solution
  25. 25. Questions www.HamiltonKent.com Alan.Siebenthaler@hamiltonkent.com (859) 533-0849

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