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New ASCE Manual of Practice 151 Offers Guidance for Sustainable Planning and Design of Water Pipelines

New ASCE Manual of Practice 151 Offers Guidance for Sustainable Planning and Design of Water Pipelines

Reston, Va. – ASCE’s latest Manual of Practice, Sustainable Design of Pipelines: Guidelines for Achieving Advanced Functionality, MOP 151, is a resource for those interested in promoting sustainability in the development, construction, and operation of pipeline projects. Developed with both industry professionals and interested parties unfamiliar with applying sustainability practices to pipelines technologies, the MOP can be used to evaluate the potential impacts of a project and promote improvement in sustainable planning, design, construction, and operation. Stakeholders can use the tools provided to create projects that go beyond the typical standards of care for pipelines used by the water, wastewater, and stormwater industry.

This Manual of Practice demonstrates how to develop sustainable solutions through a well-defined process that includes:

  • Transparent and inclusive sustainability assessment methodology,
  • Clear problem definition,
  • Clear and measurable criteria to assess sustainability (Triple Bottom Line) as defined in the Envision Guidance Manual,
  • Full suite of alternatives for assessment, and
  • Consideration of collateral impacts.

Engineers, contractors, and particularly pipeline owners will benefit from the guidance and processes included in the MOP that allows for the considerations and trade-offs necessary to produce the most-sustainable overall project design.

To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore

Limited review copies are available for book reviews. Please contact Leslie Connelly, lconnelly@asce.org.

About ASCE

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and improve engineering knowledge and competency.