Paving to the Clouds on Pikes Peak! with Wagner Equipment, Power Equipment, Continental Milling and Kiewit Infrastructure! See more pictures from the project 
Volume 13, Number 09                                               June 7,  2018
Table of Conte nts  Contents 
The 2018 CAPA Golf  Tournament & Scholarship Fund Raiser - Open for Registration!! FridaySept. 14, Fox Hollow Golf Course - Lakewood.  Event Sponsor - Moody insurance,  Registration is officially open. Register online!!
SPONSORS NEEDED!!  The Tournament is our primary way of fund raising for the Asphalt Technology Scholarship Program.  We partner with the APWA-Colorado Chapter and have sent over 120 city, county, consultant and contractor personnel to the National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University over the past 15 years.  Scholarship information may be found on the CAPA Web Site .  

CAPA Hits the Western Slope - CAPA's Director of Pavement Engineering Mike Skinner went on a northwestern Colorado tour recently and met up with several agency partners.  Left: Ben Beall, PE. City Engineer & David Van Winkle, Street Superintendent, City of Steamboat Springs. Center:  Clint Moyer, PE. - CDOT RE Craig Residency.   Right: Mike Mordi, PE. Public Works Director, Routt County. 

ALL MEMBER MEETING - 12:00 noon, Friday, June 22, BBQ Lunch followed by Member Program, CAPA Office - RMAEC Training Center  
Key Topic:  "Transportation Funding - Understanding SB1 & Its Impact on Colorado"  
Industry News industry_news
Fort Collins streets superintendent honored

Congratulations Larry Schneider!!   
Larry is a longtime member of the Planning Committee for the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show and is Chairman of the APWA Snow & Ice Conference.   
Incorporating Waste Products into Asphalt Pavements
CAPA has developed a brief Technical Bulletin entitled Asphalt Pavements - Incorporating Recycled Materials.  The document provides guidance to municipalities who are asked from time to time to add or study the use of various recycled materials (like glass, tires, roofing shingles, plastic, etc.) into asphalt pavements.
Helping Hand, a charity that helps CDOT employees in need of help, held their 10th annual golf tournament on June 2nd.  128 golfers attended and over $6,000 was raised between the golf tournament and the duck race.  4 - $1000 scholarships were awarded to graduating high school seniors of CDOT employees.  It was a great event, great weather and everyone had a wonderful time.  Helping Hand is always accepting donations to help out CDOT employees who are in need of financial help after experiencing a life changing event.  To donate:  Helping Hand, 4203 Stoneridge Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525.  Questions: Nicki Upright at 970-222-8667
Transportation Funding Trans_Funding
Let's Go Colorado Transportation Funding Campaign in Full Swing A bipartisan statewide coalition of business leaders, mayors and transportation advocates (including CAPA) are moving forward with a ballot initiative to gather signatures and place a 0.62 percent sales tax increase on the November ballot.  "Maintenance and construction for our state highways are funded by a gas tax, which hasn't been raised in over 25 years," said Tony Milo with the Colorado Contractors Association. "When you combine that with population growth, we are spending less per driver on our highways today than we were in the 1990s."  As the campaign gains more public attention, we want to ensure each of you have the materials needed to be the campaign's best advocates. Campaign Talking Points 
Federal officials kick in $25 million for westbound I-70 express lane into mountains, By  RealVail StaffJune 6, 2018, 8:15 am  (Link to Article) 
Summertime traffic on I-70, west of Denver.
Street Funding Discussed in LaJunta 
 Mike Skinner coordinated a meeting of city officials and community leaders in the City of La Junta on May 23.  The intent of the meeting was to spur an effort for a ballot measure for street funding in the fall.  Mike invited Steve Glamemeyer from the City of Fort Morgan who made a presentation on the success of a ballot measure in Ft. Morgan.  We are here to help!  Mike Skinner (303) 741-6150 x 155,   
Workforce Development workforce_Development
CSU CM Career Fair - September 25   This bi-annual event is the cornerstone of on-campus recruiting activities at CSU for Construction Management students.  The Career Fair is an excellent way for students to "preview" your company while giving you the opportunity to get acquainted with students before the busy recruiting season begins.  With nearly 800 students in the Construction Management program, there is an excellent pool of students available for your full-time, internship, and work experience (pre-intern) employment needs.    To register, visit our  CM Career Fair Registration Site
The CAPA Career Center - Did you Know??.....  
The CAPA Website has a Career Center section with  4 pages dedicated to the workforce issues in our industry. There is a general page which has some basic information and contacts at a number of the Colorado universities and colleges.  A page where those seeking employment may post a resume, a jobs board submitted by employers and a page dedicated to graphics which can be used by employers to attract potential employees.  Check it out today!  
Upcoming Webinars webinars

July 10
(Please note the date change) 
Large Paving Project Management

Missed a Webinar??   Use this link 
Training and Education Training
There is a tremendous amount of information available from the NCAT web site on just about every aspect of asphalt technology.  NCAT also offers some of the best training available in the country when it comes to the design, construction, and maintenance of Asphalt Pavements. 
CAPA and the Coilorado APWA chapter partner to provide funding for people to attend the Asphalt Technology Course in February. Those monies are raised through the CAPA Golf Tournament and from the Colorado APWA Chapter.  Link here t o register for the CAPA Golf Tournament or for information about the NCAT Scholarship program    
The next Introduction to Process Control/Owner Acceptance (PC/OA) Asphalt Testing Education Course  is planned for August 7 to 10.  Come 1 day or stay all 4.  This course is great for new employees or those interested in cross-training or a refresher.  Lead Instructor:  Cindy Rutkoski.    

The CDOT Division of Highway Maintenance has developed a DRAFT Job Order Contract (JOC) that would be used to contract for small maintenance type paving.  It is being proposed to have a pilot use of the specification in Region 1.  Comments on the specification can be directed to Tyler Weldon, Engineer, CDOT Division of Maintenance.  

I-25 widening project from Monument to Castle Rock wins crucial federal funding, 6/6/2018  

SAFETY Resources & Information Safety
Silica Rule - 
With OSHA's new Silica Rule for roadway construction activies now being enforced, companies engaged in roadway construction must be aware of the potential for exposure to silica associated with common roadway construction activities, mitigation strategies and technologies, and reporting, monitoring, and other regulatory obligations. In addition, in June 2018, the Silica Rule for general industry comes into effect, which will have an impact on asphalt mix production facilities. NAPA will continue to update this site with relevant resources as they are developed. READ MORE! 
Upcoming Compliance Deadlines, Reporting Changes  June and July are big compliance deadline months for asphalt producers. On June 23, all asphalt plants should be in compliance with OSHA's Silica Rule for general industry activities. For more info, view NAPA's webinar, "Complying with OSHA's Silica Rule at Asphalt Plants and During Road Construction Activities." On July 1, applicable establishments must submit injury and illness data electronically to comply with OSHA's Injury Reporting Rule. OSHA has clarified that all employers must submit the data through OSHA's portal even if their state has not adopted the new requirements. More info, view NAPA's webinar, "Electronic Injury Reporting for Asphalt Plant - Road Construction Activities and its companion Special Report."
With Roadway construction in full swing , it is important our workforce is kept conscience to remain vigilant when it comes to "SAFETY". It is easy to get complacent and work from muscle memory. We need to remember to do all of the right things when we are in the work zones. Here is a link to an article  where five very important items are discussed to keep our workers safety and free from injury! (Re-posted from For Construction
Ask Asphalt Man Asphaltman

QUESTION:  Is it acceptable to rake a longitudinal joint to create a smooth transition?
ANSWER: In today's world of Asphalt Placement the best joints are those which do not get worked. By this we mean the materials are placed using the paver and slightly overlap the previous pass by about one to one and a half inches. The laborer (Lute Person) should only bump the materials back to the natural joint. They should in no way "Break" the materials across the mat. By "Breaking" the materials they have created a segregation issue which cannot be over come through the compaction process. By "Bumping" the materials to the natural joint they have created a method to achieve the required, specified density at the joint by placing more materials than would otherwise be there. It is like cramming 3 lbs. of candy in a 2 lbs. bag at that point.   Some contractors only overlap 3/4" of an inch to 1" and do not "bump" the materials back. This is an acceptable method, however in many cases it causes a visual difference in the appearance of the finished mat(s). By not adding the additional materials at the joint, they may also not show the same or increased density at the joint as those who do "bump" the joints. 
The best joint is one that is not there.
  Link to article in the most recent issue of Asphalt Pro Magazine
YouTubeASPHALT on YouTube!
Lets Talk Safety In this feature we sit down with Eddie Oliva, Safety Director from Martin Marietta, Rocky Mountain Division to talk safety. This is broken in several parts and will be highlighted here and on the CAPA You Tube pages in the weeks to come! 
"Best in Colorado" 2017 BiC
CATEGORY III - Smoothest Pavement
United Companies of Grand Junction
has been recognized with CDOT Region 3 with a state wide Smoothness Pavement Award for their I-70 project in Eagle County. The project is located along Interstate 70 between Wolcott and Avon (milepost 158.5 to milepost 168) and consisted of overlaying approximately 10 miles of a 4-lane highway. This project had an average HRI of 52.8 for the 29.3 lane-miles of paving and received 82.0% of the available incentive, a total of $217,000.  Accepting the award (L to R): Saul Valdez (United), John Schmidt (United), Raul Fonseca (United),  Alonso Morales (United).
ASPHALT - The Most Recycled Material in America!
The latest  NAPA/FHWA survey of asphalt producers'  use of recycled materials and warm-mix asphalt finds that more than 79 million tons of recycled materials - mostly reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled asphalt roofing shingles - were put to use in new asphalt pavements during 2016. The same survey found that more than 31% of all asphalt pavement mixture produced during the 2016 construction season was produced using energy-saving warm-mix asphalt technologies. 
The survey, conducted by NAPA in partnership with FHWA, found that nearly 117 million tons of WMA was produced in 2016. In 14 states, more than half of all asphalt pavement mixture was produced as WMA; in three of those states, more than 75 percent of asphalt pavement mixture was produced using WMA technologies. READ MORE
Parting Shots PartingShots
Next Thursday, June 14th is Flag day. 
It is time to show our patriotism and fly old Glory 
Publishing Partner   industry_partners

Staff Staff
Tom Peterson,  Executive Director,  303-741-6150 Ext 152,

Tom Clayton,  Director of Training and  Member Services,  303-741-6150 Ext 151

Mike Skinner,  Director of Pavement Engineering,  303-741-6150 Ext 155, 

Cindy Rutkoski,  RMAEC Instructor,  303-741-61485 Ext 153

Diane Hammond,  RMAEC Training Coordinator,  303-741-6148 Ext 154
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