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Book Reviews

The Authoritative Reference Handbook

As a professional in the field of buried pipes, I use “Pipeline Installation 2.0” frequently as the authoritative reference handbook to solve client issues, and to support my designs for pipe burial installation. Mr. Howard’s contribution converts theory to practice. I have given this Handbook as gifts to many of my close engineering associates and some clients, who will use it as guidance for the remainder of their careers.

Harvey Svetlik

The Best I Have Found

This is a wonderful book. I am a pipeline engineer working with installation instructions frequently. It has great information with fun illustrations. Chapters 4 and 5 on soil density and compaction are the best I have found in any book. Chapter 15 on flowable fill is great current information that is very important as many pipelines are using flowable fill for haunch support. Easily a 5 star book!

Dustin Langston

Necessary for You and Your Library

Amster Howard’s Pipeline Installation 2.0 culminates more than 50 years of research, seminars, writings and field applications in an easy to read, learn and apply book. Each chapter contains a 3-second summary and a full summary; also, many chapters include an inspection checklist.

The book contains valuable design, construction and inspection information on rigid and flexible pipes, soil classification and compaction, trench excavation, bedding, embedment, backfill, flowable fill, and many other important topics. The book emphasizes the importance for construction methods to be consistent with the design methods.

If you are a pipeline designer, contractor, inspector or a student, this book is necessary for you and for your library.

Camille George Rubeiz, PE, Director of Engineering

A Must-Read for Anyone Involved in the Installation of Buried Pipelines

Understanding the pipe soil interface is critical to ensure success in buried pipeline installations. Amster takes a subject often viewed as complex or challenging by many and puts it into very easy to understand layman terms. Concepts are described or illustrated in a very logical step by step manner making the theory of pipe burial along with soil classification easy to understand. A must read for anyone involved in the installation of buried pipelines.

Mike Whitehouse