July 2022, Vol. 249, No. 7


Understanding Specifications When Purchasing Pipeline Materials

By Chris Siok, Pipeline Section Manager, and Ken Wells, Assistant Civil Engineer, Burns McDonnell  (P&GJ) — Pipeline design and construction projects are unique and complex, whether the project is underground, aerial or offshore, a single crossing replacement or an entirely new pipeline, 500 miles or 500 feet. To successfully procure the materials needed for a new pipeline system, engineering professionals must have the technical experience, logistical knowledge and organizational systems in place to support the project’s needs.  Typical design-bid-build (DBB) and engineer-procure-construct (EPC) pipeline projects are made up of multiple criti

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