Event Title

Concrete vs Plastic

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

20-4-2015 10:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2015 11:30 AM

Student's Major

Construction Management

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Mohamed Diab

Mentor's Email Address

mohamed.diab@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Construction Management

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

For my undergraduate research I have choose to compare a problem that I have dealt with many times in my past work experience. The preferred material for septic tanks is a precast concrete unit coming in many size. These tanks are very heavy and require a large piece of equipment to set them in place. But on many jobs we cannot get a backhoe or crane into the job to set them. In these cases we use a plastic tank. The plastic tank is lightweight, strong, and comes with a 40 year warranty. I plan to research many things on both tanks such as: installation time, life span, and financial concerns. I plan to set up an interview with Carlson Concrete Products out of Duluth which sell both types of tanks. Ultimately in my conclusion I will make a judgment on which tank should be used and why.

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Concrete vs Plastic

CSU Ballroom

For my undergraduate research I have choose to compare a problem that I have dealt with many times in my past work experience. The preferred material for septic tanks is a precast concrete unit coming in many size. These tanks are very heavy and require a large piece of equipment to set them in place. But on many jobs we cannot get a backhoe or crane into the job to set them. In these cases we use a plastic tank. The plastic tank is lightweight, strong, and comes with a 40 year warranty. I plan to research many things on both tanks such as: installation time, life span, and financial concerns. I plan to set up an interview with Carlson Concrete Products out of Duluth which sell both types of tanks. Ultimately in my conclusion I will make a judgment on which tank should be used and why.

Recommended Citation

Schulze, Cody. "Concrete vs Plastic." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 20, 2015.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2015/poster_session_A/53