UPDATE: IGS North America will move the webinar to the fall, due to interested attendee requests but difficulty arranging time during a very busy season of work. IGS North America will host a geopipe webinar on July 12. The session, led by Dr. Michael Pluimer (University of Minnesota – Duluth), tackles one of the most necessary elements of modern infrastructure. Pluimer is targeting the engineering education broadly in this first of a series for IGS North America, with other future offerings focusing on applications, specifications, and test methods associated with geopipe.
Commonly offered in corrugated and smooth varieties and in a wide range of diameters and thicknesses, these polymeric pipe materials are essential to the success of a range of applications: water, wastewater, sewer, landfills, mining, residential and commercial development, utilities, etc.
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July 12 Geopipe Webinar for IGS North America


The geopipe webinar will detail types of plastic pipe (e.g., dual-wall pipe, polyethylene corrugated pipe, numerous other materials), raw material properties and resulting pipe properties, long-term durability, common specification requirements, and more. Essential engineering parameters such as stress cracking, oxidation resistance, UV degradation, and creep will be discussed.
Key topics include:

  • Types of geopipe
  • Raw material properties and resulting pipe properties
  • Long-term durability
  • Common specification requirements
  • And more

This IGS North America-hosted webinar is ideal for environmental engineers, infrastructure-owning agencies, design engineers, municipal engineers, regulators, general contractors, and other stakeholders.


July 12 Geopipe Webinar for IGS North AmericaMichael Pluimer holds a PhD in Civil Engineering (2016) from Villanova University and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (2002) from the University of Minnesota. His PhD research was on the performance of corrugated HDPE pipe manufactured with post-consumer recycled content in commuter railroad applications. Dr. Pluimer developed and validated a service life model for pipes in these applications relative to both the fatigue- and creep-related slow crack growth failure mechanisms. The service life model utilized ASTM F3181, the Un-notched Constant Ligament Stress (UCLS) test, a new test method developed for corrugated HDPE pipe materials containing recycled content.
Learn more about IGS North America’s professional development opportunities, membership, and more at www.igs-na.org. Questions on the webinar? The chapter invites inquiries. Write info@IGS-NA.org or call +1 561 768 9487.