Handbook of PVC Pipe Design and Construction, 5th Edition (CD in PDF)


The brand new 5th edition of the Handbook of PVC Pipe Design and Construction is the most complete and modern reference on PVC pipe and fittings available. This indispensable text provides practical engineering and construction information for professionals of all levels of expertise. This new edition offers recommendations that are applicable to the design and use of primarily underground PVC piping systems in both pressure and non‐pressure applications. Previous editions have been used by engineers all around the world in the utility and consulting engineering sectors, as well as in prestigious universities and technical institutions.

New Features for the Fifth Edition

  • Four brand new chapters.
  • PVC pressure and non‐pressure pipe installation information.
  • Trenchless installation of PVC pipe.
  • Molecularly‐oriented polyvinyl chloride pipe (PVCO) information.
  • Updated and enhanced graphs and tables.
  • Useful open‐page format.

The contents of the 5th edition are numerically formatted by section and subsection, as well as by figure and table designation which lends itself to easy reference and quick access. This is truly a must‐have reference for design engineers, public and private pipe utility managers and students. Indeed, this is the collaborative result of thousands of hours of research and review.

Requirements: The CD‐ROM is compatible with most Microsoft Windows operating systems from Windows 98 to Windows 7. This requires the use of Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat (click here to download the free Adobe Reader.) The disc should work with corresponding Windows‐compatible hardware, including desktops, notebooks, laptops, netbooks and tablet computers. Internet access is required for proper product activation. At this time, the CD version is not compatible with smart phones and tablets including the iPhone, iPad, Android devices and/or E‐book readers such as the Kindle, the Nook or the Sony Wi‐Fi E‐Reader.