New issue of In Front of Paver Sent

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On Monday February 8 the newest edition of the CAPA Newsletter was sent. It included information about the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment show, Training opportunities from the RMAEC and information from around the country. You can download the newsletter by clicking here

Denver Broncos – World Champions

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Once again the Mile High City and the Rocky Mountain Region can grab hold of the title as home to the World Champions in Football.
Congratulations to our Denver Broncos for a fun season capping it off with a Super Bowl win in Santa Clara. It was a masterful game especially by the best defense ever assembled in the NFL. THe offense was there and kept the defense company while the frustrated quarterbacks in the playoffs. The Broncos defense made really good QB’s look pedestrian and in the last 2 games made them throw up the white flag as they were tired of being hit and put on their backs.
It was completely obvious in the final minutes of the Super Bowl when Newton was strip sacked by MVP Von Miller and he made no attempt to recover the fumble.
We hold the bragging rights until at least next January as defending Super Bowl Champions for the Golden game

2016 is Here! The RMACES is approaching very fast!

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As we begin 2016 we are in full preparation mode for the 43rd Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show which will be held February 24 to 26.
The Conference and Equipment Show will once again be held at the Crown Plaza Hotel and John Q Hammond Conference Center at Interstate 70 and Chambers Road near DIA.

The Keynote speaker at the general opening session will be Jason White a former quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner from The University of Oklahoma. He will have the trophy with him for photo opportunities after the opening session.

There is a full line up of conference break out sessions over 7 different tracks. This year there will be 56 different breakout sessions to choose from at the conference. The CSU Research Symposium is back on Wednesday February 24 at 9:00am as well as regular breakout session for these not interested in attending the symposium.

The raffle will be back and will include 10 or more prizes to be presented over two drawings, an early bird drawing on Thursday the 25th where you do not have to be present to win and the Grand Prize drawing where winner need to be present to win. on Friday the 26th. Exhibit space is filling fast with only a few spaces remaining. you can reserve space at the conference web site
Registration is open at the RMACES web site

“The Road Ahead”

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The Fall 2015 issue of CAPA’s “The Road Ahead” Magazine is available in print and online. If you do not get the magazine in the mail as part of your “Colorado Public Works Journal (The issue is an insert in the Colorado Public Works Journal), contact the CAPA Offices and we will be happy to get you a complementary copy of the Fall 2015 issue.
We thank our many advertisers and publisher Golden Bell Press.

CAPA Partners with Broncos Radio to Support our Veterans

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CAPA has joined forces with 850 KOA and the Broncos Radio Network to make November Thank a Veteran Month. We are raising support and awareness of the Wounded Warrior Project and through a series of public service announcements taking the time to Thank Our Vets for paying the ultimate price so we can enjoy our Freedom each and every day. As part of our effort, listen for CAPA “asphalt ads” on 850 KOA Broncos Radio Let us know which ad you like best!!
Ad #1 – Asphalt the Smooth Quiet Ride

Ad #2 – Asphalt 100% recyclable

NEW “IFOP” Hot off the press

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The latest edition of the CAPA Newsletter “In Front of the Paver” is fresh and issued on Friday November 6. There is information about the CAPA NEW Member Luncheon and Christmas Reception 12/10/15, New Member Meeting on Friday 11/13 and the CAPA Membership survey. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom and see what project from the 2014 “Best in Colorado” awards program is featured.

NEW Edition of the “In Front of the Paver” published

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CAPA has published the latest version of the “In Front of the Paver” It has information about the “Best in Colorado” awards program nomination deadline, CAPA/APWA sponsored NCAT Technology course Scholarship application deadline, a request for pictures for the CAPA “Roads of Colorado” calendar. There is also information about 2 NEW CAPA members, contact changes for members, information about the 44th annual RMACES, training opportunities and more. Click here to see the entire newsletter and be sure to use the “Sign up” link embedded in the newsletter to get each and every issue when they are published.

Ask Asphalt Man

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We recently were asked a question about NMAS mixes and rutting. We reached out to a guest for an “Asphalt Man” answer. Here is the question and the answer
Question: Should we be concerned about rutting using thin overlays and smaller sized aggregates?
Answer: The best information on rutting of thin overlays or mixes with smaller aggregate size comes from the NCAT test track. The following are excerpts from NCAT Report 13-05, THIN HMA OVERLAYS FOR PAVEMENT PRESERVATION AND LOW VOLUME ASPHALT ROADS. (Click here to see the entire answer)

Project open house

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On Thursday August 20, CAPA coordinated a open house for the placement of mastic for wide crack repair. The event was hosted by South Suburban Parks and Recreation District and the demo was performed by Vance brothers. The demonstration was held at the Goodson Recreation Center on South University Boulevard.
The open house had a lot of interest with approximately 100 attendees. The demonstration provided the guidance on the use of mastic to fill wide cracks (more than 2 inches wide). 20150820_131804

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Attendees included CDOT, as well as City and County representative. Contractors and consultants rounded out those in attendance.

2016 ASPHALT TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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Background:  The Colorado Chapter of the American Public Works Association and the Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (CAPA) established a scholarship program to expand on the asphalt education opportunities persons who are involved in the design, testing quality control, production, management, supervision, or direction of capital and maintenance projects.  Funding has been obtained through both organizations to support asphalt pavement related training and educational opportunities for personnel employed by public work agencies in Colorado, contractors and consultants.

Program:  The primary training opportunity that is being presented is the Short Course in Asphalt Technology taught at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.  The purpose of this one-week intensive course is to provide a general understanding of all phases of HMA technology.  Upon completion, the participant will be able to make knowledgeable decisions related to HMA pavements and communicate effectively with asphalt specialists and contractors when the need arises.  The course will be held the week of February 22, 2016.

For more information, contact NCAT at (334) 844-6241 or by visiting their web site at: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/center/ncat.  Click on “Education” at the top of the page, and then click on “Upcoming Training Courses” for brochure or information.

To apply:  Click here for the application 

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