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Thrust blocks on buried pressure pipelines (RP1119)

The laying of new pressure pipelines, and the replacement or diversion of existing routes account for a considerable investment by the water sector. Thrust blocks are an important feature of such systems.

This project will review and update CIRIA’s 1994 guide on the design of these structures to reflect new materials (particularly polyethylene), practices and changes to standards and codes.


Project started but still seeking support.
Research contract has been appointed to Stantec.

Further information

If you are interested in supporting this work financially or technically, through the provision of information, case studies, photographs etc. 
Please contact Jack Young at CIRIA.

Project Proposal
(Adobe PDF File)