NCAT Coming to Colorado

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November 4 to November 8, 2019 the NCAT Asphalt Technology Short Course will be presented by the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Center in Centennial Colorado.
Overview
This one-week training program is taught by NCAT Instructors and is geared for those who are involved with asphalt materials and construction. Engineers, Technicians both Lab and Field, Inspectors and others from all sectors of the asphalt industry need to become more knowledgeable of asphalt materials and construction practices in order to build, preserve, and maintain a sustainable highway system.
Goals and Objectives
The purpose of this intensive course is to provide a basic understanding of all phases of asphalt technology. Upon completion, the participant will be able to make knowledgeable decisions related to asphalt pavements and communicate effectively with asphalt specialists when the need arises.
Program Content
This course consists of 2 half and 3 full days of intensive lectures. It may include some actual or video demonstration of laboratory tests (no hands-on), and discussions concerning all phases of asphalt technology such as:
1.M Structural Design of Asphalt Pavements
2.M Asphalt Binders: Superpave and Modified Binders
3.M Physical Properties of Aggregates
4.T Volumetric Analysis of Asphalt Mixtures
5.T Asphalt Mix Design (Superpave, Marshall)
6.T Aggregate Properties Lab Demo
7.T Use of RAP in Asphalt Mixtures
8.T Design and Construction of SMA Mixtures
9.T Stripping
10.T Laboratory Performance Testing of HMA
11.W Balanced Mix Design
12.W Quality Control of HMA
13.W Pavement Noise and replace with Nuclear Gauge and Acceptance Testing
14.W Performance Testing Lab Demo
15.W Mixing, Compacting and Specific Gravities Lab Demo
16.W Asphalt Plant Operations
17.Th Surface Preparation and Cold Weather Paving
18.Th Delivery & Placement of HMA Mixes
19.Th Compaction of HMA
20.Th Segregation of Asphalt Mixes
21.Th Pavement Maintenance, Rehabilitation, including Thin Lift Overlays
22.Th Pavement Preservation – Lee Road 159
23 Th Longitudinal Joint Construction
24.F Asphalt Pavement Forensics
25.F NCAT Test Track Research (2018 cycles studies)
26.F Research Findings and Research Updates – ½ findings and ½ updates
Materials
Each participant will be provided a flash drive containing the PowerPoint presentations. The participant will leave the course with materials needed for general reference when the need arises in practice
Continuing Education
The course will provide 3.6 CEUs or 36 Professional Development Hours.
Instructors:
Mike Heitzman, PhD, PE Assistant Director and Don Watson, PE, Consultant
For more information or to register, click here

Colorado “WOMEN of ASPHALT”

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On Friday May 17, 2019 at the CAPA All member meeting we featured the “Women of Asphalt”. There were more than 30 Women present at the meeting. We had Amy Miller from the Asphalt Pavement Alliance and Natasha Ozybko from Road Science as presenters to give the group a history of the National group, how it started and what the mission and goals of the group currently are moving forward.
The national leaders will be meeting the week on May 20 to discuss the formation of local chapters and how that will all work.
CAPA will continue to be a conduit for the “Women of Asphalt” to reach their current goals and vision statement:

Vision Statement: We Lead and Inspire Women in the Asphalt Industry

Goals:
1. To foster and promote mentoring and networking opportunities for women in asphalt
2. To create professional development opportunities for women in asphalt through education and training
3. To advocate for women in the asphalt industry
4. To encourage other women to join the asphalt industry

Asphalt- Americas choice for roadway surfaces!

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More than 18 billion tons of asphalt pavement are in place on U.S. roads. Long-lasting asphalt pavements are the result of collaborative partnerships between researchers, manufacturers, paving contractors, and agencies. When striving to make asphalt pavements more durable, research and lessons learned show that density is an important factor. This video talks about several keys to achieving proper asphalt pavement density, as well as new technologies that are moving the asphalt industry forward.The FHWA second video on “Asphalt Pavement Principles, Smoothness” is now available. It’s important that we get lots of “likes” to show FHWA the importance of continuing these type of projects.

Please watch, like and share with your colleagues. “Asphalt Pavement Principles, Smoothness”

The following link includes the 1st video on “Asphalt Pavement Principles Density and Durability”.

7th Annual Infrastructure Week -2019

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Join us May 13-20 for the 7th annual Infrastructure Week. We are America’s businesses, workers, citizens, and elected leaders from all levels of government – all united around one message: America’s future will be shaped by the infrastructure choices we make today. So let’s #BuildForTomorrow.

Join the more than 500 Affiliate organizations, companies, and cities hosting over 100 events nationwide, participating in the press and on social media, and leading the fight to rebuild and modernize America’s infrastructure. Use this site to access resources (templates for op-eds, social media shareables, message and branding guides, event planning tips, and more), get ideas from last year’s highlights, and tell us what action you plan to take (or ask us for help) during Infrastructure Week 2019!

National Public Works Week

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The APWA Colorado Chapter would like to salute and thank the thousands of public works professionals around the state who work tirelessly to provide, Maintain and improve structures that assure a higher quality of life for our communities!
Since 1960, APWA has sponsored National Public Works Week. Across North America our more than 30,000 members in the United States and Canada use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of the contribution of public works to their daily lives; planning, building, managing and operating the heart of our local communities and building the quality of life.
“It Starts Here” is the theme for the 2019 National Public Works Week. This theme represents the many facets of modern civilization that grow out of the efforts put forth by the public works professionals acress North America. What starts here? Infrastructure starts with public works… Growth and innovation starts with public works… Mobility starts with public works… Security starts with public works… Healthy communities start with public works… The bottom line is that citizens’ quality of life starts with public works.
Does your agency celebrate Public Works Week? If you have a Public Works Week story or agency proclamation that you would like to share with the Chapter, please send it to Pamela Weimer at bdweimer@msn. com so that we can recognize it in future newsletters. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating!

THE WOMEN of ASPHALT

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL WEDNESDAY MAY 15, 2019 @ 3:00PM.
More than 50 have already registered to attend , this will be a fun meeting. We have a full agenda with the featured topic of the “Women of Asphalt”. The location has been changed due to the great response. The meeting will now be held at the City of Centennial Community room, 7272 South Eagle Street, Centennial, CO 80112. To attend or see more, use this link Space is limited for this meeting so don’t hesitate as reservations are required.
CAPA will feature the “Women of Asphalt” at our May 17th All Member meeting.
Who are the Women of Asphalt? Women of Asphalt is a national coalition which supports women in all aspects of the asphalt industry through mentoring, education, and advocacy, and by encouraging women to seek careers in the asphalt industry. What is the story behind the Women of Asphalt? Engineering, science and construction have historically been male-dominated industries. Over the past few years, there’s been an increase in the number of women moving Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference features the “Women of Asphalt” into these fields. The asphalt industry is no exception. Although women do not represent a majority, they are beginning to represent more positions across the industry, from the field to the C-suite. We are luck yto have one of the founders of the group who will be in attendance. Natasha Ozybko from Road Science a division of Armaz Custom Chemicals will be speaking on how this group was formed and how the national group continues to grow and helping in forming a local group in Colorado. One of the other founders is Amy Miller, National Director for the Asphalt Pavement Alliance, Amy Miller works with a variety of people within the industry. In 2017, she discussed the idea of the Women of Asphalt with several other industry ladies, who were all extremely receptive and felt that this could help our industry in a variety of ways – encouragement, support, workforce development and education. With that in mind, they formed Women of Asphalt, a coalition to lead and inspire women in the asphalt industry.

WORK ZONE SAFETY WEEK

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Each year in the spring, National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones. Since 1999, FHWA has worked with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) to coordinate and sponsor the event. The first national event was held at a work zone in Springfield, VA in April 2000. Over the years, other transportation partners have joined the effort to support NWZAW. In addition to a national event conducted each year, many States host their own NWZAW events. This year it is scheduled for April 8 to the 12th. To see more and to get publicity information, use this link

THE ROAD AHEAD

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The spring 2019 edition of the CAPA News magazine is out on the streets. The Road Ahead is a 32 page insert in the Colorado Public Works Journal spring edition. This edition includes the “2018 Best In Colorado” award winning projects, The CDOT Plant production awards and the CDOT Smoothness awards. IN addition to the “Best in Colorado” awards there is a feature on the CAPA Partnership award which was presented to Jo Taylor from the Colorado Public Works Journal. There are features on “The Women of Asphalt” and the 46th annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show. Use this link to see the entire Road Ahead, > Click Here.

CAPA Airport Meeting – A big attraction

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More than 50 people attended the annual CAPA Airport meeting on March 27 at the Rocky Mountain Metro Regional Airport in Jefferson County. THere were updates from the FAA, CDOT Division of Aeronautics, And update on FAA Item-5B-AC-150-10G-vs.-10H, the outlook for the availability of binders in the market and 3 case studies for th Lake County Airport, Rifle and the RMMA “FBO”. To see all of the items and who attended, “CLICK HERE”

Workforce Webinar on March 20, 2019

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Don’t miss the next Webinar from the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Education Center (RMAEC) on Wednesday March 20, 2019. This webinar will focus on . “Workforce development: Attracting and keeping employees”. The webinar will be start at 11:30 Mountain time and run approximately 1 hour. Register today at https://co-asphalt.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do…

2019 Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show a great success!

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Celebrating the History of the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show For the past 46 years, contractors, suppliers, governmental agency representatives, and consultants from the Rocky Mountain West have held an annual conference in Colorado to discuss new developments and quality advancements of asphalt pavements. Recognized now as the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show, the event has a proud history and much has changed over the years. 

The conference was held  February 27 – March 1, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza DIA. The conference and equipment show was attended by up to 1500 persons over the 2 and 1/2 days. The conference started on Wednesday with all of the pre-show sessions including the annual asphalt symposium, equipment innovations and new in 2019 was a full day of Asphalt Plant productions session lead by Astec, Gencor and Stansteel. The general opening session was highlighted by Major Dan Rooney who gave us all chills and brought a few tears to many as well. Majr Rooney told us about the “Folds of Honor Foundation” (https://www.foldsofhonor.org/). Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission. To provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members. Our motto says it best. Honor Their Sacrifice.  Educate Their Legacy.

Learn More (https://vimeo.com/253285064?autoplay=1) about Folds of Honor. 

The conference ended with the closing session highlighted by Patrick Kelley and the annual Raffle drawing. 

The 47th annual conference will be held on February 19 to 21, 2020. Mark you calendars now so you don’t miss this one in 2020. 

 

Asphalt Industry Overview – Market Conditions, Trends and New Developments

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On Wednesday January 9, 2019 Tom Peterson, Executive Director at CAPA presented a 90 minute Asphalt Industry Overview webinar. The information presented was to give those in attendance a snapshot of what happened in 2018 and a look froward to the industry in 2019. The webinar had more than 75 attendee’s.
If you were unable to be on the webinar when it was presented, the webinar was recorded and a replay is available from the CAPA website. If you would like to download the presentation, in PDF format,Click here
The full list of 2019 webinars is available by clicking here.

LabCAT and RMAEC announce 2019 schedules

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The Training and Certification schedules for the RMAEC and LabCAT are published.  The training program consists for Classroom and on-line training opportunities. The class room training may be done at the RMAEC facilities or at your facilities. On -line we host webinars at least one time per month for most months. The first Webinar in 2019 will feature Tom Peterson, Executive Director for CAPA speaking will provide an association perspective of what to expect out of the industry in 2019. To register for this or to see all of the scheduled webinars, use this link.
Laboratory for Certification of Asphalt Technicians (LabCAT) Program is a partnership between the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Federal Highway Authority (FHWA), and the Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (CAPA). A Technical Committee and a Board of Directors consisting of CAPA, CDOT, FHWA, and Industry Representatives provide direction for the LabCAT program. You can see the LabCAT schedule here, and the RMAEC schedule here.

NCAT Scholarship award announced

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As part of the CAPA Partnership with the Colorado Chapter of the APWA and NCAT, on December 6. 2018 the 9 persons who were chosen to attend the NCAT Technology course in February 2019 were announced. The scholarships went to (Left to Right) Michael Nevarez, William Welborn, Matthew Matusezwski, Elizabeth Nijkamp, Cody Tusing, James Smith, Troy Sanchez, and James Beall, Not pictured Darrell. Morrell.

2018 CAPA New Member Luncheon and Christmas Reception

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More than 175 people were in attendance at the 2018 CAPA NEW Member Recognition Luncheon and Christmas Reception on Thursday December 6, 2018. The lunch featured a prime rib carving station as well s a marinaded Chicken breast. We came together to celebrate and recognized our NEWEST members from 2018. We announced the recipients of the NCAT technology Scholarships, CAPA Member of the Year, John Cheever from Aggregate Industries, WCR; and RMAEC Volunteer Proctor of the year, Aaron Klingsmith from Ground Engineering. We thank Colorado Barricade, Loveland Barricade and Lightfield Enterprises for their sponsorship’s.

We collected more than $700 in donations which were split between the Food Bank of the Rockies and The Wounded Warrior Project at the event. We thank our generous members for their donations.

Following the luncheon our Christmas Reception was sponsored by the CAPA Emulsion and Binder suppliers.
We thank Suncor Energy, Holly Frontier,Jebro, Cobitco and Vance Brothers for their support.

25th Annual “Best in Colorado” Award Program

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The 2018 – 25th Annual “Best in Colorado” nominated projects are being judged. Our elite judging team is out and about looking at the 51 projects nominated for the 2018 “Best in Colorado” awards. The winning projects will be announced the 27th of February, 2019. Winners will be notified as soon as the judges have completed their work.

World of Asphalt 2019

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Register Now to Save at World of Asphalt & AGG1 Shows – 5 Easy Steps Save You Time and Money

Advance registration is now open for the 2019 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo.

AGG1 and World of Asphalt are the gathering places for the aggregates and asphalt industries.

The co-located exhibitions take place Feb. 12-14, 2019, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. One registration includes access to both shows.

Follow these 5 steps to save time and money:

Register by Dec. 14 to receive nearly 40 percent off the standard registration fee.
Receive education discounts with early sign-up. Choose from several ticket options to meet your needs. You are not required to pre-select your sessions. New for 2019 are “Rock & Road Talks.”
Book your hotel now direct from the show websites for best selection. You can book individually or for groups.
Use any device, anytime to register and obtain housing.
Start planning your trip now! Explore all that Indianapolis has to offer (and take advantage of exclusive citywide discounts for show attendees).
Train Your Team: New “Rock & Road Talks”

For 2019, World of Asphalt and AGG1 have teamed up for new “Rock & Road Talks” during all three show days. The program will offer “quick-look” 20-minute learning sessions featuring industry expertise and best practices in action.

Focused, real-world education is a hallmark of AGG1 and World of Asphalt with:

AGG1 Academy from National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA)
People, Plants and Paving Conference from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
Comparison Shop the Latest Product Innovations

Leading manufacturers and suppliers in the aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety industry sectors continue to sign up to exhibit and showcase their latest products and technologies. Their experts will be ready to talk specific solutions to reduce your downtime and boost performance.

Search the shows with the online exhibitor directory featuring nearly 20 major product categories.

Visit World of Asphalt or Agg 1 for the latest show details and to register.

Let’s Go Colorado

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On Tuesday September 25, 2018, CAPA Executive Director, Tom Peterson explained the nuances of Proposition 110.
110 is commonly refereed to as the “Let’s Go Colorado” roadway funding proposition. Here is a link to the 45 minute webinar.

CAPA has also complied a document which shows what the proposed HUTF transfer funds will be if Proposition 110 passes n November. The funds collected will be divided 45% to CDOT, 20% to Cities and 20% to Counties. The remaining 15% will be devoted to multi-modal transportation (Bike lanes/paths, Bustang, dial-a ride’s, Disability services.
This proposal is heavily supported by a Bi Partisian Statewide Coalition of Cities, Counties, CDOT local and State elected officials, Chambers of Commerce. Local elected officials and business leaders.To see the Estimated New Revenue from 0.62% Sales Tax Increase for Cities (Click here), and for Counties (Click Here)

“Lets Go Colorado” proposition 110 is on the November 6th ballot.

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“Let’s Go Colorado’s”, Proposition 110 is officially on the November 2018 ballot. 110 will address major projects on I-25, I-70 and the state highways that connect our communities throughout Colorado. Local governments will have full flexibility of their share of the funding, allowing our communities to meet their diverse needs throughout the state. Multi-modal funding will support transportation options that decrease traffic congestion and protect our air quality. This funding could be used to support urban and rural bus service, large scale bike lanes and paths, and improvements for pedestrians. See what is in the proposition and how the money collected will be spent.

Law Enforcement is seeking our help!

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Please look at the attached flier we received from the Local FBI Office today. They are seeking the help of the Asphalt Industry and Public to apprehend a murder suspect or suspects.
They investigation has led them to believe a gypsy paver had contacted the victims which then turned into arson and murder based on interviews with other property owners in the area.

If you have any information about this case or you can help identify the suspect(s), contact the tip line at 303-239-4243. There is a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.
We know the travelers are back in Colorado now, lets hope these particular people are also traveling through the State and can be apprehended.
Pass this to all of your friends and neighbors.

CAPA Golf Tournament Registration Open and filling!

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The 27th annual CAPA Fund Raising Golf tournament is set for Friday September 14th at the Beautiful Fox Hollow Golf Course in Lakewood, Colorado.
Registration fees remain the same as they have been for many years @ $150 per participant or $600 per foursome.
The tournament will begin with check-in at 7:30 am, range balls and fellowship followed by a shotgun start at 8:45 am.
Play will be followed by a lunch and awards!
Will the ARRMAZ Team defend the CUP? Can Charlie, Stan, Keary and Alistair fend off the rest of the “Sand Baggers” who are coming for the cup?
Only one way to find out, Registrations are all on-line and may be made by clicking here!

Returning for 2018 will be the Moody Insurance “Air Cannon”, “The Double Eagle” Hole, the 50/50 raffle and team photos as part of the events of the day.

SO…..your not available to play on the 14th of September, or you just don’t play golf, that’s ok, Sponsor are always needed and appreciated. You may sponsor using this link!

Register early, as the event is limited to the first 216 players and has filled up quickly in the past.
If you know you want to reserve space, but don’t know who will fill the places in your foursome, that’s ok! Simply register and put “TBD” for any you don’t know at the time of registration, those can be added later.

Are you or do you have a co-worker interested in attending the NCAT Technology course? Information is available here for 2019 

CAPA Membership Family Picnic

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Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association Family Picnic
CAPA is hosting a family picnic for members and their employees. Bring all of your family, wives, husbands, kids and grand-kids to come and enjoy. This will be on Saturday afternoon August 11, 2018 at Sheridan Community Park from 1:00 to 4:00pm. We will have catered food, beverages, fun and games. This has become a fun summer event for CAPA member companies and thier employees to come together and simply enjoy an afternnon of fun and food. This is an alcohol free event
RSVP’s are requested for the caterer.
Use this link to see more or to register!

Paving to the Clouds on Pikes Peak!

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We recently spent a day with Wagner Equipment, Power Equipment, Continental Milling and Kiewit Infrastructure where they were paving above tree line on Pikes Peak. Th project was from about 13,000 to the summit at 14,110 feet. It was impressive to see the work progressing at these elevations and how the performance of the equipment changes when they are gasping for air. With the elevation and steepness of the road, the work progressed and was done in a quality manner! See more pictures from the project

Work Zone Safety PSA

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Douglas County, Colorado Public Works has recently released a 1 minutes PSA on Work Zone safety 

Wes and Michelle’s voices unite in their heartfelt message to motorists who drive in a work zone, “just like you, I’d like to get home to my family tonight.”

In one minute, the new work zone safety public service announcement attempts to bring the viewer into the work zone, and, through the eyes of those working there, see how it feels to work next to vehicles moving 30-60 miles per hour.

The Board of Douglas County Commissioners premiered the work zone safety video and praised employees for what they do to protect the citizens of Douglas County.

The Board then recognized May 21-27 as National Public Works Week in Douglas County, adopting a resolution that “pays tribute to our public works professionals, engineers, managers and employees recognizing the substantial contributions they make to protecting the health, safety, and quality of life for the citizens and taxpayers of Douglas County.

Stand-Down for Safety

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Stand-Down for Safety Falls from heights continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees. To raise awareness of this issue, OSHA has designated this week, May 7-11, as a National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction. Click here for additional information on conducting a safety stand-down and similar voluntary events for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. This week provides a great opportunity to review compliance obligations under OSHA’s new Fall Protection Standards for both (road) construction operations and general industry

CAPA TO CONTRIBUTE TO TRANSPORTATION BALLOT INITIATIVE

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CAPA To Contribute $160,000 To Transportation Ballot Initiative The CAPA Board of Directors has approved an additional contribution of $150,000 to the Colorado Construction Industry Coalition (CIC) 527. This is an addition to the annual contribution of $10,000. The CIC 527 is the largest industry segment of a broader (Let’s Go Colorado) coalition that has joined together in support of a proposed 2018 statewide transportation ballot initiative. The ballot measure is in the form of a sales tax in the range of ½ cent to 0.62 cents on a $1.00 purchase. A decision on whether or not the coalition will move forward with a November ballot measure will be made after the 2018 legislative session is over in May. CDOT has developed a Ballot Measure Project List if the measure is successful.

CAPA PRESENTS PROGRAM DELIVERY AWARD TO E-470

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The E-470 Public Highway Authority Board Meeting on April 12 included a presentation by Tom Peterson on the CAPA 2017 Program Delivery Award. The award was presented to E-470 Board Chair Heidi Williams, Mayor of Thornton, and in recognition of the $90 M Parker Rd. to Quincy Widening Project. The project was completed on time and within budget.
Coordinated phasing was used to allow echelon paving to ensure high quality longitudinal joints. General Contractor: Kraemer NA; Paving Contractor: Martin Marietta.
We learned that the 2018 overlay project, Pena Blvd. to 120th Ave., is in final design and expected to be advertised later this spring.

Roadway Safety Council Formed!

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On March 30, 2018 CAPA Held a Safety Seminar. It was presented by the CAPA Staff as well as industry partners Moody Insurance and Colorado Barricade. Toipics included the proposed OSHA Silica rulkes, roadway safety and insurance issues.
As a result of the March seminar, CAPA Has established a Safety Council” which will meet a couple of times per year. THGe next meeting will be on Wednesday November 28th inthe RMAEC Training room.
If you would like to be added tot he Council, contact Tom Clayton

A Moment can save a life!

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NAPA is launching a national public awareness campaign to help combat distracted driving and to improve work zone safety. Companies invest heavily in training, equipment, and planning to reduce the risks inherent in a roadway work zone, but it all can be undone in a moment if a distracted driver causes an accident.

The WatchForUs campaign is launching in April to coincide with National Distracted Driving Month and National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 9‒13). We are asking you to join the WatchForUs public awareness campaign to help get the message out to the public that a moment of distraction can change lives forever.

For WatchForUs materials and resources, download the Watch For Us Campaign Toolkit. It includes links to videos, infographics, and social media materials you can share with your workers, friends, and family.

Please share the videos, distribute the infographic, use the social media tools, and promote the — WatchForUs website . All campaign materials can be found online at www.WatchFor.Us/toolkit. Please lend your voice to the movement.

Springtime in Colorado means the traveling paving scams are arriving!

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The Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (CAPA) is urging Colorado consumers to beware of scams involving door-to-door salesmen offering unbelievably low-cost quotes on asphalt paving for driveways, parking lots and other related construction.
Recently, CAPA has received reports of salesmen offering to pave or do other construction for very low costs, claiming to use “left over” asphalt from a larger paving or other paving jobs. The reports have been in areas of Jefferson County, Boulder County, Adams County, Arapahoe County, Douglas County, El Paso County- Colorado Springs, and Larimer County as well as in Eastern Colorado small communities. Such door-to-door scams typically result in less-than-satisfied consumers who end up paying for inferior work that often must be replaced. In this time many consumers are desperate to get their lives back to somewhat normal and having a traveling scammer take advantage of them will only prolong the recovery process.
“Reputable contractors don’t peddle asphalt or other materials door-to-door. These scams usually result in being swindled by contractors who are here today, gone tomorrow,” said Thomas Clayton Director of Training and Member Services for CAPA, the industry association for the $500 million per year asphalt industry of Colorado.
“In asphalt paving you definitely get what you pay for. We urge consumers to check out the companies making these offers, to make sure the company is reputable and will build a quality project for a fair price,” Clayton added. There are plenty of local, reputable contractors ready to work with home and business owners to help get your lives back on track.

To avoid being swindled by the traveling scammers CAPA and its members offer a six warning signs:
1. Claims that it’s “leftover” asphalt. Asphalt is never left over from a project. Leftover asphalt paving materials would be too cold to place properly, while cold mix is used exclusively for small patches, not general paving. Asphalt is a perishable product and if it cools too much it is useless as a asphalt paving product.
2. Deals that seem “too good to be true.” If the quoted price seems very low, chances are the quality of the work will be low as well.
3. Cash-only terms. Most reputable contractors take checks, and don’t require cash-only terms.
4. “One-time offer” price quotes. Reputable contractors will provide a quote before doing any work so that the homeowner has a chance to shop around.
5. Door-to-door sales. It’s worth repeating: reputable asphalt contractors do not sell their products door-to-door. Consumers should be very suspicious of anyone appearing at their front doors offering low-cost asphalt.
6. Vehicles with out of State license plates. This type of scam many times will be run by persons traveling through our area from other states. The big equipment may be licensed in Colorado, but many times the smaller equipment (pickups, and trailers) will be licensed in other states.
7. In this time of rebuilding, work with others in your area to seek out a reputable contractor and partner in the rebuilding. Contractors can and will make deals to those who work together to get the work done. There will be less cost to the contractor to move in and do several projects at one time rather than one at a time. The potential savings can be absorbed by all who work together.

If you suspect you have been scammed or contacted by a scam-artist, contact your local Better Business Bureau, CAPA, at 303-741-6150, local law enforcement authorities or local district Attorneys’ offices. The investigators have compiled a list of scammers and are working diligently to apprehend them before they can take advantage of more unsuspecting individuals. The association also provides a list of its members, all of them reputable, long-term Colorado contractors, on its Web site, www.co-asphalt.com or Contact Tom Clayton tomclayton@co-asphalt.com to discuss this or any other asphalt related issues.

About the Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association
The Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (CAPA) is a not-for-profit association representing more than 250 member organizations in Colorado. CAPA promotes and publicizes the use of quality asphalt in Colorado and encourages fair methods of contracting. CAPA operates the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Education Center and administers the Laboratory for Certification of Asphalt Technicians. The CAPA facility includes a classroom and a fully operational asphalt mixture laboratory. The education curriculum includes courses on asphalt mixture design, quality control/quality assurance testing and hot mix asphalt construction.
CAPA is the asphalt industry voice working with the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, local agencies and others throughout the State of Colorado.
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NEW Member Added to the Colorado Asphalt Hall of Fame

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Congratulations to Jerry Meier of Aggregate Industries, WCR (retired) on his election to the Colorado Asphalt Hall of Fame. Jerry spent nearly 50 years in the industry and spent time with Siegrist Companies, 25 years with Western Paving Company, and his last 21 years with Bituminous Roadways/CAMAS/Aggregate Industries WCR.
Jerry worked on all size projects from small parking lots to major projects like DIA, I70 and I-25 from Fort Collins to Pueblo and from the Continental Divide to Limon. He was always proud of the work being done by the people he supervised and worked with. He was the driving force behind the companies he worked for receiving many “Best in Colorado” asphalt paving awards. Jerry was known to say “Quality work is what people expect, it is our obligation to provide at least the quality they expect.” He demanded more than just quality, he demanded superior quality. The clients who he had the privilege to work with include almost every Front Range city and county, all of the metro area airports, CDOT, and military installations. Jerry oversaw the extension to the north runway at Stapleton Airport, so it could become an international airport.

Kevin Anderson of Connell Resources, John Cheever of Aggregate Industries WCR, and John Wanigman of Greenwood Village provided testimony to the nomination that was approved unanimously by the CAPA Board of Directors. In his acceptance speech, Jerry thanked those he worked with and mentioned that “he had a wonderful career and has had a wonderful life.” Welcome to the Colorado Asphalt Hall of Fame Jerry! Well deserved.

Safety and Work Zone Seminar Scheduled

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Join the Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association for our 2018 CAPA Work Zone and Site Safety Seminar. Agenda: – Site Safety – Workman’s Comp Insurance (an View form an Insurer – OSHA proposed Silica Rule – Traffic Zone- Full Closures – Traffic Zones – Moving Closures
This will be a “Working Lunch” Seminar” – Lunch provided
Space is limited to the first 25 registrered.

Click on this link to register or RSVP.

Annual CAPA Airport/FAA Meeting

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The Annual CAPA Asphalt & Airport Pavement Meeting was Thursday March 15, 2018.

The Items discussed were:

1. 2018 FAA Denver ADO CO & WY Update
2. CDOT Aeronautics Program Update
3. Colorado Airport Operators Association Update
4. FAA Specifications and Technical Updates
5. 2018 Industry Outlook – Liquid Asphalt Binder
6. Specifications & Projects – Discussion and Lessons Learned
7. “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement- Airport Category
8. Lunch Provided: Sponsor Presentation “Increased Quality and Performance of Airport Pavements” – Bill Caires, Owner (Cesare)
to see the items presented, Click here.

24th Annual “Best in Colorado’ Awards Dinner sold out!

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More than 430 people attended the 24th annual “Best in Colorado” Awards dinner on Wednesday evening February 21, 2018. The room was sold out with more than 430 attendee’s. Awards were presented in 14 categories The CAPA Partnership award was presented and Jerry Meier was inducted into the Color ado Asphalt Hall of Fame. See the entire evening in 4 minutes and 44 seconds!

Join us for the 45th Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show

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Come join us for the 45th Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show February 21-23, 2018! The Conference and Trade Show will be held at the Crowne Plaza DIA. Hotel rooms sell out early so reserve your room ASAP! Click the link below and use the booking code CAR. You can also reserve your room by calling 1.866.378.1583 and use the booking code CAR
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24th Annual “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Awards Program:

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24th Annual “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Awards Program: Join us as we celebrate quality achievement and recognize the “Best of the Best” in asphalt pavement construction in Colorado. 24th Annual “Best in Colorado” Awards Dinner & Program.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available for the individual awards to be presented. There are 16 different categories. Contact Tom Clayton for more information.

2018 RMACES Registration is open

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For over 40 years, contractors, suppliers, governmental agency representatives, and consultants from the Rocky Mountain West have held an annual conference in Colorado to discuss new developments and quality advancements of asphalt pavements. Recognized as one of the largest regional conferences on asphalt pavement technology, the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show draws attendees from throughout the Rocky Mountain region. National speakers marvel at the diversity of topics along with the multiple attendee areas of interest. As long as issues and new technologies emerge in the asphalt pavement industry the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show will continue to grow and expand to meet the needs of the asphalt industry. Come join us for the 45th Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show February 21-23, 2018! The Conference and Trade Show will be held at the Crowne Plaza DIA. Hotel rooms sell out early so reserve your room ASAP! Click the link below and use the booking code CAR. You can also reserve your room by calling 1.866.378.1583 and use the booking code CAR.
>Register today for the conference.

Asphalt can help save the Environment

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How can asphalt help save the environment? Verizon’s intelligent network of sensors and cameras will give cities the ability to study and analyze the flow of traffic and relay that information to operations centers, who will then use it to make communities safer, smarter and greener. Cutting carbon dioxide emissions and commute time for thousands of drivers.
Here is a new effort underway to help with the Environment and how asphalt can save the environment

CAPA New Member Luncheon and Christmas Reception

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The CAPA New Member Luncheon, sponsored by Colorado Barricade, was great success. That you to the more than 170 attendees who came out to welcome our newest members form 2017. The lunch was great and our keynote speaker had some compelling information to share. We congratulate the 2017 Proctor fo the year Paul Kinnes and said good byre to Jim Fife as he moves into full time retirement. Giles Poulson was recognized for his contributions to the CAPA board of Directors. We concluded the day with a Christmas Reception sponsored by Suncor, Cobitco, Jebro and Holly Frontier. Pictures were take and support was given from Jo Taylor publisher of the CAPA Membership directory, The Road Ahead and the Colorado Public Works Journal.
Mark you calendars for the 2018 New Member Luncheon, December 6, 2018.

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