Less than 3 weeks until NCAT Comes to Colorado for the Asphalt Technology Short Course!

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We are nearing capacity when NCAT Comes to Colorado for the Asphalt Technology Short Course. The course is set for November 4 to November 8, 2019.
There are currently more than 93 persons registered to attend this great training opportunity featuring Dr. Mike Heitzman and Don Watson from the NCAT Research and training facilities in Auburn Alabama.   

The Colorado training will be presented by the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Center (RMAEC).
The session will be at Baldoria on the Water, 146 Van Gordon Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80228.
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.
We have added a social component to the week long training. On Wednesday evening we have reserved space at a local restaurant for a 1.5 hour happy hour event.
The event will be held at the Westrail Tap and Grill, 195 S Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228. This is about 1 block south of the Baldoria facility and adjacent to the Home 2 Suites facility.
More information to be provided at the NCAT Training on Monday November 4th  

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.
Mike Heitzman, PhD, PE Assistant Director and Don Watson, PE, Consultant
For more information or to register, click here

CAPA Golf Tournament a great success!

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The 28th Annual CAPA Golf Tournament/Scholarship Fund Raiser is a great success  We want to thank all who participated and sponsored the 28th annual CAPA golf tournament raising funds for the NCAT Scholarship program. An event of this scope does not have any success without support from the players and companies.

Our 216 registered players and many volunteers were given a picture perfect late summer day at Fox Hollow. The final accounting is not completed, but it looks like it was a great year for fund raising efforts. We would be remiss if we didn’t thank our sponsors, including our title sponsor Moody Insurance, registration sponsors Wagner Equipment and Brannan Sand and Gravel along with Alpha Milling, Faris Machinery, Honnen Equipment, Martin Marietta, SealMaster Denver, Mark Ryan Inc., APC  and APC Southern Construction. ARS Companies, Kiewit, All Colorado Semi Trailers, Nilex, Westest, Ingevity, United Companies, PLM-RME, Lightfield Enterprises, Konica Minolta, The Award and Sign Connection, Power Motive Corporation,  Yeh and Associates, and many more.

Mark your calendar for the 29th annual tournament, it is set for Friday September 18th, 2020 at the beautiful Fox Hollow Golf Course in Lakewood.

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

The Paving scams continue Consumers Beware

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The seasons will be changing from Summer to Fall and  the paving scammers are returning to Colorado on their annul migration back to Texas and Oklahoma. We were recently contacted by potential victims of the Asphalt Paving scammers. Earlier this spring the Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (CAPA) issued a NEW advisory to give warning to consumers about the Asphalt Paving scams in the area. This Paving Scam advisory was released to all of the local news outlets in Colorado in an attempt for them to be consumer friendly to their respective fan bases. The media chooses not to publicize these scams and warn consumers until someone in the public sector is a victim, this then becomes newsworthy to them. We at CAPA are doing everything we can to help the consumers from being scammed by these high pressure, unscrupulous tactics. Unfortunately, many times it is too late by the time we are contacted and the vultures have struck.
A good rule of thumb for recognizing an Asphalt Paving scam is that there is no such thing as left over asphalt. Asphalt is a perishable product which over time cools and sets. The only way these scammers work is they put additives in the mixture, most commonly diesel fuel to allow them to get it out of their trucks and onto the ground. This damages the product to a point where it is virtually useless.
The cost of Asphalt materials are fairly high and reputable contractors will not order more than they can use in a project.
See the entire press release for all of the warning signs or for information about contacting the CAPA office or to report a possible scam in your area or contact the District Attorney in the area where you live to report the scammers in your area.

Asphalt Conference REVAMPED!

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Thy Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show is going under a remodel beginning in 2020. THe 47th annual RMACES will be a two day event (Previously it has been a three day event). The conference will begin on Wednesday Morning February 19 at 8:30am and continue until the final raffle drawing on Thursday Afternoon February 20, 2020 at 5:30pm.
The Theme of the 47th Annual Asphalt Conference and Equipment show is; ASPHALT – STRONG AND PROUD!
The Conference and Equipment show will be information packed!!
The Trade Show will open on Wednesday February 19 at 7:30 am and remain open until 7:00pm. Thursday, February 20, the trade show will again open at 7:30 am and continue through 6:30pm
There will continue to be a raffle associated with the Conference and Equipment show. The grand prize will be a Polaris 450 ATV.

The Keynote speaker (Scheduled) at 1:00pm on Wednesday February 19 is Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.); Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation. Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation a Veteran’s charity which provides the spouses and children of the fallen and wounded educational scholarships. Additionally, he is a Founding member of Warriors for Freedom Foundation a leadership institute focused on the mental, physical and wellness support of our wounded Veterans and their families. He is the spokesperson for AROGA Health. Finally, Major Ed is the Founder of Warrior Nation, a movement focused on the rights of liberty, freedom and patriotism with an autobiography entitled Warrior for Freedom: Challenge, Triumph and Change, the Major Ed Pulido Story.

Two of the featured speakers at the 47th Annual conference will be Mr. John Ball. John brings more than 30 years of experience in the asphalt contracting business to his clients. He has held various positions during his career including rolling, paving, project management, District Manager and Director of Training. He is a member of National Asphalt Pavement Association, Hawaii Asphalt Paving Association and a past president of New Hampshire Good Roads Association, an organization for the promotion of good highway roads in the state of New Hampshire.
Another featured speaker is Wally Adamchik. As an Officer of Marines, Wally deployed throughout the world to participate in training, peace-keeping, and combat operations. First, as commander in a tank battalion and then, as the pilot of AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters, he sought out the challenging assignments. His years in the Corps honed his motivational and training skills. His influence remains in a legacy of Marines who provide inspired leadership for this country and for their organizations.

There will be 7 different learning session throughout the two day event with a total of 49 different opportunities for training and instruction. This includes the three – 100 series session tracts. Materials, Equipment & Operator and Maintenance. These are designed for those new to the industry so they can gather exceptional information by following the educational tracts. . NEW for 2020, there will be an emphasis on making the presentation in these 3 tracts bi-lingual for at least the power point presentations and to have a bi-lingual person in the room to help if and when necessary.

Another NEW feature will be a social event which is in the planning stages for Wednesday Evening for attendee’s after the reception in the trade show area. The details will be announced when it is finalized.
Visit the RMACES Website for more information.
Registration will open soon, reserve your space before the price for early registration goes up.

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

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”.

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