New ASCE Manual of Practice offers guidance for sustainable planning and water pipeline design

American Society of Civil Engineers’ 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 input from 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.

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