Volume 13, Number 02                                               January 29 2018
Table of Conte nts  Contents 
2018 Asphalt Industry Trends  CAPA hosted a webinar on January 11 entitled  2018 Asphalt Industry Overview - Market Conditions, Trends & New Developments   The 90 minute
power-  point presentation  is posted on the CAPA website and the webinar is available to 
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.     
Register today for the 45th Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show,  
Wednesday, February 21 - Friday, February 23, 2018

Theme:  Paving to the Future  The conference  is planned with many new and exciting topics to be part of the event. The Keynote speaker will be Amelia Rose Earhart. Amelia will present the future of travel and our infrastructure.    The Raffle Grand prize will be a 2017 Polaris 450 ATV. Exhibit and sponsor r egistration now open, Register today.  Early Registration Ends on February 15   RMACES Website 
  • Conference Focus on Innovation with 28 breakout sessions focused on innovation in leadership, technology, quality, construction, design, and maintenance.  
  • 24 back-to-basic education sessions on materials, inspection, maintenance and equipment operation.  
  • Bus Tour to Quarry and Asphalt Plant
  • Asphalt Executives from Florida and Ohio are part of the program
webinarsUpcoming Webinars 

To Register for any of the listed webinars or to see the entire 2018 Webinar Schedule use this link.   To view a webinar you may have missed or to see what what has been recorded and ready for you to listen to, use this link 
From the RMAEC - Training and EducationRMAEC_TRAINING-EDUCATION
Inspector Certification Partnership: 
LabCAT and the RMAEC are proud to partner with the APWA Colorado Chapter  to provide an opportunity for Agency inspectors to attend the LabCAT Asphalt Paving Materials  Inspector Education or Certification on January 31, This is the day before the annual APWA Inspector Conference, Feb. 1 - Feb 2.  If you are registered for the APWA Inspectors Conference, you can add this training or Certification, contact Wanda DeVargas for more information.   
LabCAT Certification - 2018   
The LabCAT Certification Schedule is available and registration space for the first quarter is filling up fast.  Check the LabCAT Section of  the CAPA website to see the list of Certification sessions scheduled for 2018.  Register early to assure a spot!!     
Heading to DURANGO!!  The LabCAT Program will be on the road in 2018.  Certification will be held in Durango beginning March 5th and continue to Mach 8th. Use this link to see the detail and how the certification days are scheduled.  Durango Sessions Registration

Introduction to PC/OA Asphalt Testing Education Course is planned for March 13-16 and the following LabCAT certification session is  March 20-22.

Transportation Commission Approves Draft Project List for a potential Statewide Ballot in 2018  The Commission approved a list of high priority projects across the state should a transportation ballot measure be proposed.  A variety of transportation advocates are considering ballot questions for transportation in 2018, including a group led by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and including CAPA. Their current plan is to file a ballot question.  This is the first step in the process to petition onto the November 2018 ballot. Because high priority state projects are expected to be a cornerstone of the effort, CDOT has been asked to develop a list of projects that could be funded with a successful ballot question.  Potential Ballot Projects for 2018.

Region 2 Awarded 2017 Director's Cup
  Congratulations to Karen Rowe, CDOT Region 2 Regional Transportation Director, and the entire Region 2 staff for receiving the 2017 Director's Cup.  The Cup was presented by CDOT Executive Director Mike Lewis during the monthly Transportation Commission meeting and in recognition of accomplishments during the previous year.  Photo: (left to right)  Regional Transportation Directors (left to right) Dave Eller- Region 3; Mike McVaugh - Region 5; Karen Rowe - Region 2; Johnny Olson - Region 4; Paul Jesaitis - Region 1.

Chief Engineer Issues Statement on Project Funding  CDOT Chief Engineer Josh Laipply has issued a statement regarding the status of CDOT funding for 2018 projects and the current cash management situation of the Department.  The RAMP program has come to an end and the Chief Engineer also has provided an informational document on the RAMP Program.  

Hours of Service of Drivers: National Asphalt Pavement Association, Inc.; Application for Exemptions  A Notice by the  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on 01/26/2018  (Link)
Vance Brothers acquires the Chip and Slurry Seal operations from Foothills  Paving and Maintenance.  Mike Horn, President of Foothills Paving and Maintenance announced they have sold off the Chip and Slurry operations to  Vance Brothers, Denver . Mike is emphasizing Foothills Paving and Maintenance is still in the market continuing to do Paving, Crack Sealing, Seal Coating as well as Infrared patching. To contact Foothills Paving and Maintenance, call 303-462-5600 and Vance Brothers, Denver @ 303-341-2604
SHRP Webinar: Infrared Profilers and Mat Uniformity  An upcoming Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) webinar will discuss how paver-mounted infrared thermal profiler equipment can improve asphalt uniformity for stronger, more durable roads. The webinar, Jan. 31 at 12 p.m. MST, will cover topics such as infrared thermal profiling and the importance of mat surface temperature for mat performance. Subject matter experts, agency representatives, and contractors will share perspectives, Q/A,  Click here to register.
President Trump plans to discuss a $1.7 trillion infrastructure package during the annual State of the Union address. During a White House meeting with mayors from across the country, Trump said his administration is "working to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure by stimulating a $1 trillion investment, and that will probably, end up being about $1.7 trillion."   "And we'll probably be putting that in a week or two, right after the State of the Union address.  Read more .
February 11-14, 2018    San Diego, CA
The theme for this year's meeting is Beyond the Horizon: Shape Tomorrow's Opportunities Today. The Annual Meeting's four general sessions reflect this theme, providing inspirational and educational subjects to help strategically expand your operations for the future while placing your company at the forefront for success now.
NAPA President Announces Retirement Plans Mike Acott, President of the National Asphalt Pavement Association, announced that he will retire following the 2019 NAPA Annual Meeting. "It has been an honor to serve as NAPA's President for more than 25 years," said Acott. "Although driven by the challenges and opportunities facing our industry, it is the people in the asphalt industry that have made my tenure so very special for me." 
2018 World of Asphalt  Show & Conference
March 6-8, 2018  George R. Brown Convention Center  Houston, TX
1st International Conference on Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA)  November 5-7, 2018 Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel Atlanta, GA
SMA has been used worldwide for almost 50 years, and it has been used in the United States for the past 25 years, but only a handful of states have implemented it widely.
SMA technology has evolved which may make it beneficial in broader applications. This conference will capture advancements made in SMA mixtures and pavements over the past 25 years. Learn more or register
YouTubeASPHALT on YouTube!
Tom Peterson Inviting you all to attend the 45th annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment show, February 21 to 23, 2018

Looking for a new method to do pothole repairs? Here is a new method we ran across recently. Use this link to watch the short video

February 4 the Superbowl will be played on an Asphalt surface (Covered with sport turf) Look at this video on how the construction of paved a perfect surface for Super Bowl 52

Making Cities Smarter and Greener  How can asphalt help save the environment? Verizon's intelligent network of sensors and cameras will give cities...

Parting Shots PartingShots
All the very best to CCA's Director of Safety and Workforce Development Terry Kish on his retirement following the CCA Annual Meeting.  Terry has been with CCA for 30 years and has been a strong advocate for the construction industry of Colorado.  You will be missed Terry! 
The 2018 CAPA Membership Directory was mailed!  The 2018 edition has an enhanced Buyer's Guide, expanded member contact information, and a focus on Workforce Development.  

Additional copies are available by contacting Tom Clayton at  tomclayton@co-asphalt.com.

Additional copies of the CAPA 2018 "Roads of Colorado" Calendar are available. It was sent to all member companies with the dues renewal.  If you did not receive a calendar and would like one or more, stop by the office or  let us know and we would be happy to send you a few.   

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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