Volume 13, Number 11                                               January 09 2018
Table of Conte nts  Contents 
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 ATVExhibit and sponsor r egistration now open, Register today.   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
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.     
The 2018 CAPA Membership Directory is in the mail!  The 2018 edition has an enhanced Buyer's Guide, expanded member contact information, and a focus on Workforce Development.  

If you do not receive one by the end of next week or would like additional copies, e-mail tomclayton@co-asphalt.com.

Mike Skinner a Presenter at the Annual TRB Meeting in Washington DC  CAPA Director of Pavement Engineering Mike Skinner will be attending the annual Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. January 7 - 11, 2018.  Mike will be a presenter in the AFD10(1) Pavement Management Systems in Local Governments meeting

and speaking on the subject of MGPEC Creates TAM Guide for Denver Metro Local Agencies.
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.   

webinarsUpcoming Webinars 

2018 Webinar calendar is finalized. There are 14 planned webinars in 2018 . You can see the entire 2018 Webinar Schedule.
From the RMAEC - Training and EducationRMAEC_TRAINING-EDUCATION
LabCAT Certification   
The 2018 LabCAT Schedule is available and registration space for the first quarter is filling up fast.
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.  Registration for the Durango sessions is here.

Check the LabCAT Section  the CAPA website to see the list of Certification session scheduled for 2018.
The next Introduction to PC/OA Asphalt Testing Education Course is planned for January 16 to 20 and the first Certification session of 2018 is January 23-25.

Remember to register early to assure a spot when you want it!   
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 Proctor of the Year announced. The 2017 LabCAT Proctor of the year is Paul Kinnes from CDOT Central Lab. Paul has worked for CDOT for nearly 48 years. He started as an Engineering Aide in 1970 and worked his way through the Department. He is currently an Engineer/Physical Science Technician II, and is assigned in the Flexible Pavement Unit at CDOT Headquarters Laboratory. Paul has been involved with the LabCAT Certification Program since its inception. He was part of a small group who helped to set up the LabCAT facility and create the curriculum for the program over 20 years ago. 
I-25 Gap Project:  General Contractor Selected & Asphalt Quantities Grow to over 500,000 tons  

Kraemer NA, LLC. has been selected as the general contractor (GC) from a short list of three firms for the 18 mile I-25 Gap Project (Monument to Castle Rock).  A revised RFP indicates that the project scope is widen (10" of HMA) and overlay with a 2" SMA surface.  The two bid items now total 520,000 tons of HMA and an option has been added to increase the asphalt quantity to 670,000 tons.

Transportation Commission Discuss Project Lists for Statewide Ballot in 2018  The focus of the December Transportation Commission meeting was to review and discuss potential projects for a statewide transportation ballot in 2018.  The intent was to discuss the approach and proposed projects for development of a list of high priority projects across the state should a transportation ballot measure be proposed in 2018.  A variety of transportation advocates are considering ballot questions for transportation in 2018, including a group led by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. CDOT has been asked to develop a list of projects that could be funded with a successful ballot question by the time they file with the Secretary of State.  Workshop on Identification of Potential Ballot Projects for 2018


CDOT 2018 Pavement Projection - Update from Region 2.   Region 2 has issued an update on the project plan for 2018.  The statewide projection includes information on the total asphalt, total surface treatment, total PCCP quantities planned for 2018 and the projects summarized by region.  997,927 tons of asphalt paving materials are planned in 2018.  This is within 1% of the planned quantity for 2017 (1,009,944).  The quantities do not include maintenance supply or design build or CM/GC contracts.  The graphic shows a comparison by region for 2017 versus 2018.


NCAT Report Explores Cracking Tests for Mix Design, Quality Assurance The National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University has released a report evaluating the effects of mix reheating and loading rate on the indirect tensile N-flex Factor and the semi-circular bend J-integral tests. This research explores asphalt mixture cracking tests for mix design and quality assurance.  

Help Turn the Map Green: 2017 Recycled Materials, WMA Survey Now Open  NAPA needs the help of asphalt mix producers to benchmark the industry's sustainable practices. The 2017 industry survey on the use of recycled materials and WMA is now available. In 2016, most states were green, which indicates that three or more companies participated in the survey (see graphic). Click here to view past survey findings and better understand how it helps identify industry trends.
Interested in Becoming a Recognized Asphalt Paving Technologist??  
The annual meeting of the

Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT) will be held on March 18-21, 2018, in Jacksonville, Florida.  The program includes technical sessions and social activities.   Membership is open to researchers, practitioners, owner/agency representatives, consultants, and  contractors.   Tom Peterson is a long standing member of AAPT and can be contacted for more information and the benefits of membership.    

Cottonwood Pass Project - 2018  (Project Information)  Update:
This 100,000 asphalt ton project is expected to be advertised for bid in late January with bid opening in late February or early March.  More Info:  James Herlyck P.E.; Project Manager & Construction Operations Engineer; Central Federal Lands Highway Division; FHWA | US Department of Transportation; P: 720.963.3698  


CAPA Invited to LaPlata County Road Funding Workshop  Tom Peterson was invited to Durango on December 11 to meet with the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners and discuss opportunities to increase funding for road improvements.  Tom spoke during a work session of the commissioners and provided information on what other municipalities are doing to obtain voter approved funding increases for roads.  The commissioners are considering ways to increase funding for road improvements and how to establish a dedicated funding stream for roads.  
2018 Colorado Business Economic Outlook  The state continued the job-building momentum in 2017, adding an estimated 56,300 jobs, or 2.2%. In 2018, Colorado's pace of employment growth is projected to slow further, to 1.8%, as Colorado increases employment by 47,100. Download the 2018 Report 
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Construction of Paves Perfect Surface at Super Bowl 52

BIC"Best in Colorado"
Award Judges Complete Project Reviews
Award Judge Bruce Barbarick stopped by the CAPA Office recently to meet with Mike Skinner and provided the final scores for project reviews by the Award Judges.  All project reviews have been completed and a close out meeting was held on January 5.  Notifications of Award Winners are expected to be made during the week of January 15.  We had an excellent team of judges and we thank each one for their support of the CAPA "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Award Program.

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.
Parting Shots PartingShots
The Department of Construction Management invites you to participate in our  Spring 2018 CM Career Fair ; Tuesday, February 20th, 2018; 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Hilton Fort Collins    To register, visit our  CM Career Fair Registration Site 
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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