On May 12, 2021, The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) held its annual membership meeting virtually and announced the winners of the Projects and Members of the Year program. The association has been meeting for over ten years, selecting winners for Project of the Year and Member of the Year for Building and Construction, Drainage, Energy Piping Systems, and Municipal and Industrial and Power and Communications PPI Divisions.
2021 was a record-breaking year for submissions, with the most PPI has ever seen, and the first time there were multiple project winners in two divisions.
Multi-storied facilities at a Texas military base, the Training Center 5 and 6 Project, won PPI BCD Project of the Year. The project included large diameter pipe and fittings for effective water flow throughout the campus, with installation in crawl spaces, underground, and riser locations.
The City of Fort Lauderdales’ Redundant Force Main Project in Fort Lauderdale, FL, won the PPI Municipal and Industrial Division Project of the Year. The project considered a new seven-and-a-half-mile redundant forced main sewer, which needed two contractors with HDD drilling to install the 54-inch in diameter HDPE pipe. HDPE pipes are a crucial component of successful construction, along with other machinery equipment.
Project Living Hope Soccer Complex at Camp Marie in Haiti won the PPI Drainage Division Project of the Year. Project Living Hope is a charitable organization that aids underprivileged youth in Haiti. The project included the construction of a sports facility, soccer fields, a housing complex, and a community hall.
Members of the year included:
Rick Stock of Uponor Inc.: PPI Building and Construction Division Member of the Year
Joe Babcanec of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.: PPI Drainage Division Member of the Year
Barb Donaldson of WL Plastics: PPI Municipal and Industrial Division Member of the Year