ADS pipe supports 9-11 memorial

Published: September 14, 2011 6:00 am ET

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Topics Construction, Sustainability, Pipe/Profile/Tubing

HILLIARD, OHIO (Sept. 14, 12:25 p.m. ET)  — Miles of corrugated high density polyethylene pipe from Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. was used in the construction of an underground water-drainage system to help the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza meet LEED-certification requirements, according to a news release from the firm.

The Plaza, recently opened in New York, has more than 400 trees on top of the area that was the basement of the two buildings destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001. According to the news release, the self-sustaining topiary design uses a storm-water drainage and storage system to collect water and help irrigate the park setting.

For the drainage system, corrugated HDPE pipe from ADS was selected due to its strength, optimum hydraulic capacity and environmental attributes, the news release said.

Designed as a grid and installed 85 feet underground, the drainage system for the 3.5-acre site uses more than 1½ miles of ADS pipe. Additionally, Hilliard-based ADS fabricated several hundred tees, wyes and reducers components for the job. 

“We were specified for the job because ADS products met the criteria and our engineering staff had the experience on similar projects,” John McColgan, ADS regional sales representative, said in the release. “Plus, because ADS pipe is made from HDPE, it’s rugged and proven in deep burial studies, but can be easily handled and installed.”

LEED, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, was established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. The program certifies a site as environmentally friendly.

ADS is the world’s largest producer of corrugated HDPE pipe. It has global network of 42 domestic and international manufacturing plants and more than 30 distribution centers, the release said.


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