Innovative Podcast Created to Bring Infrastructure Peers Together for Learning and Laughs
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With Washington, D.C. pundits buzzing about the definition, cost, and benefits of infrastructure, it’s an ideal time to launch a podcast dedicated to concrete and infrastructure. Following a successful sneak preview at the 2021 World of Concrete, Rinker Materials®, a leading manufacturer of concrete pipe and related products, will debut the Rinker Pipecast with four live broadcasts September 29 and 30 from the Nevada chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) Fall Conference. Multiple experts will be participating in the inaugural broadcasts including Megan Sizelove, P.E., chair of the Nevada APWA and Deanne Gray, president-elect of the Nevada APWA.
The Pipecast is hosted by industry experts Steve Nilforoushan and Stew Waller. Nilforoushan and Waller will discuss thought-provoking topics with prominent guests from the civil engineering infrastructure world. The monthly podcast targets public agencies, designers, and contractors and Nilforoushan and Waller are committed to a robust discussion that is educational, entertaining, and engaging.
Nilforoushan, a Product Resource Specialist for Rinker is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. His 25 years of experience and career spans private industry to public agencies including engineering roles specializing in concrete and asphalt, Geotech, road and highway design, and advanced drainage systems. He serves as the chairman of the California Concrete Pipe Association and is actively involved with the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), ASTM International and APWA.
Waller is a Senior Regional Engineer for Rinker and has over 36 years of experience educating and supporting owners, architects, engineers, contractors and trade groups in the design, installation and inspection of construction products and materials. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and is a registered Civil Engineer in Arizona and New Mexico. Waller is a LEED accredited professional, serves as president of the Arizona Precast Concrete Pipe Association, board director of the Arizona APWA, and is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers and ASCE.
“Our economy, no pun intended, is built upon infrastructure which makes it a very serious subject. Being serious doesn’t have to be boring, and each month we will use our unique broadcast style to learn from civil engineers who love infrastructure and concrete as much as we do,” said Waller. “We hope we can play a role in helping our infrastructure and civil engineer peers make new connections while supporting our industry,” remarked Nilforoushan.
Rinker Materials, a QUIKRETE® Company, is one of the nation’s largest and leading manufacturers of concrete pipe and related products for the collection, treatment, safe storage and/or controlled release of stormwater. Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Houston, Rinker Materials produces a full range of concrete piping and precast concrete box culverts from more than 30 U.S. facilities. Rinker Materials products meet or contribute to pipe specifications defined by American Society of Testing Materials, American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, ASTM International and/or United States Bureau of Reclamation. For more information, visit www.RinkerPipe.com.