Volume 12, Number 16                                               October 13 2017
Left - Arapahoe Road at I-25;     Center - Open house on South Yosemite Street 
Right -  Highway 160 in Southern Colorado
Table of Conte nts  Contents 
webinarsUpcoming Webinars 


The Webinar will be lead by Tom Clayton from CAPA/RMAEC and begin at 11:30am on Tuesday October 19th. 

Featured "CAPA Webinar Series" sponsor
Based in Colorado Springs, Schmidt Construction Company has been building, supplying, and maintaining the roads, highways, and parking lots of the Colorado Front Range infrastructure since 1931 and a CAPA Member since 1995.   We are a leading asphalt manufacturer, an environmentally friendly aggregate miner, a provider of first-class, on-site laboratory and testing services, and we have a track record of customer service excellence that has earned us the lasting respect of our many clients. Visit the Schmidt Web Site
GolfAsphalt Training Registration   

"Asphalt Paving" Training Courses planned for Longmont, Frisco, and Pueblo.
  CAPA is partnering with the  Colorado Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)  to conduct a series of one day asphalt seminars.  The seminars are geared for field personnel, inspectors and engineers.  Tom Clayton and Mike Skinner will be the co-instructors and the courses will be held on Nov. 2 - Longmont; Nov. 14 - Frisco; and Nov. 15-Pueblo.  Learn more or Register
CDOT Planned Asphalt Projects for 2018  Join us for the CAPA All Member Meeting planned for Friday,  November 3 from 12 noon to 1:30 pm. Location:  Brannan Sand and Gravel - Training Facility 5880 North Lipan. Mike Stanford, CDOT Asphalt Pavmeent Program Manager will present the CDOT plans for asphalt projects in 2018.  Lunch Provided.    Click here to Register  All CAPA Members are Welcome!!      
2018 "Roads of Colorado" Asphalt Calendar. We are starting to gather photos for consideration for our 2018 calendar.  Do you have a picture or two you feel is worthy of being included?  E-mail it to Tom Clayton  by the 15th of November. 
2018 Membership Directory: Any Changes??   Notices have been sent out to make updates to our 2018 Membership Directory.  If you did not get an notice or you are the person who wants to make updates for your organization, Contact Tom Clayton.    

Advertisements??  Are you  interested in advertising in the CAPA Publications (The 2018 Membership Directory, Spring and Fall "Road Ahead:" Magazines?  Link Here for Ad Info  These CAPA Publications are published by Coterie Press publisher of the Colorado Public Works Journal. 
Applications: NCAT Asphalt Scholarships!!  The application process is open for those interested in attending the 2018 Asphalt Technology Course at the National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, February 26 to March 2, 2018. The scholarships are funded by proceeds from the 26th Annual Golf Tournament/Scholarship Fund Raiser along with contributions form the APWA Colorado Chapter.  
 The funds will be used to provide scholarships to agency and industry representatives to attend the NCAT Technology Course at Auburn University in March of 2018. More Info: 
Click here!   
Great to talk through the use of Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA) with friends from Lakewood, Denver and Aurora. If the Denver Bond Measure is successful, there could be an additional $15M per year of contract paving in Denver for 3 years. Thanks to the support of the following metro area producers:  Aggregate Industries, Brannan Sand and Gravel, 
APC Construction,  and Martin Marietta.  Attending from the agencies were Kyle Beck and Brian Harfst from the City of Lakewood, Tom McMiimee and Gary Carroll from the City of Aurora, Pat Kennedy, Angie Hager, Norman Shaw an Brian Roecker from the City of Denver.    Group Photo: (left to right) Tom McMinimee, Tom Clayton, Brian Harfst, Angie Hager, Mike Skinner, Kyle Beck and Gary Carroll.
Mark you calendar for the 2017 
Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association New Member Recognition Luncheon & Christmas Reception
Please join us for the 2017 CAPA NEW Member Recognition Luncheon and Christmas Reception which is scheduled for Thursday December 7, 2017. Social 1/2 Hour @ 11:30am, Luncheon to begin at 12 Noon. Please join us and our members as we celebrate and recognize our NEWEST members from 2017. We will also announce the recipients of the NCAT Scholarships.  Registration is open and limited to the first 200 people who register. 
Two stories on the I-25 Gap Project (10-13-2017); Here is the story from the Denver Post and Colorado Springs Gazette.  Both stories identify a project cost of $350 M for the widening and rehab project.    
Colorado Department of Transportation  October 9 ·   Riding's not as easy as it looks.    Cool video, 100% ASPHALT!!  

CAPA Board of Directors Meet with Region 5 in Durango  Much thanks to Region 5 Regional Transportation Director Mike McVaugh and other key regional staff for meeting with the CAPA Board of Directors on Friday, September 29, in Durango.  An overview of 2018 R5 Projects was provided as well as and an update on the proposed US160/US550 Connection Project.     Great to be in Durango, glad to catch up with Region 5, and a spectacular drive to and from Denver!!     
CDOT Launches Business Hub for Central 70 Project 
CDOT's new Central 70 Contractor Management System is a business hub for firms interested in subcontracting on the Central 70 Project. 
Colorado Hits the ASPHALT Pro Magazine. RCI Proves Itself on the Pavement for Aggregate Industries.    Region 4/Aggregate Industries highlighted in national magazine.  Link to Article.
 Congratulations to John Cheever of Aggregate Industries and Gary DeWitt of CDOT Region 4 for their contributions to a great article in the current issue of Asphalt Pro magazine.

OSHA Releases Top 10 Standards Violated for FY 2017   OSHA has released its top 10 standards violated for FY 2017. Fall protection, hazard communication, and scaffolding violations were the three most common concerns. Each of these rules violations have newer compliance obligations associated with them; therefore, it is worth reviewing company efforts associated with the Hazard Communication Standard and the 2017 implementation of the Walking-Working Surfaces Rule

The  Construction Careers Now program  consists of a 4 week Introduction to Construction Careers curriculum through Emily Griffith Technical College. During the 4th week of the course students will attend a HIRING FAIR and meet numerous "eager to hire" construction contractors with 
career opportunities available  now in the trade of your choice.   Up Coming Career Fair Dates are Wednesday November 8, 4:00 to 6:00pm @ Central 70 Career Training & Resource Center, 3600 East 46th Avenue Denver, CO 80216. 
Click here for a map  More Info:  
Ask Asphalt Man
Question: Are there benefits of paving thicker in cold weather?
Answer: Often times specifications will require thinner lifts to be placed (1.5") as the owner/specifier feels the compaction may be better achieved with thinner lifts. In cold weather conditions this may actually work against the contractor, and end result user.  << click to read more>>
To See all "Asphalt Man" Questions, click here.  To discuss, contact Tom Clayton
Industry News & Events INDUSTRY_NEWS-EVENTS
Save the dates for the  45th Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show,  Wednesday February 21 to Friday February 23, 2018
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.   RMACES Website 
Keynote Speaker:  Amelia Rose Earhart is an inspirational figure in the field of aviation for all of us.  She is the second youngest woman pilot to fly around the world. Earhart is known for her Global Circumnavigation Flight from June 26  to July 11, 2014, in an airplane having a single engine with her co-pilot, Shane Jordan.
Performance Matters  That's true now more than ever. With a growing population, budget constraints and an ever-more connected community monitoring outcomes, it's critical for all of us to deliver the best performance possible. We're here to help. The 4th Annual APWA Colorado Chapter Conference at the Arvada Center, Oct. 23-24.  Register now
Local Innovation Implementation Summit  ACCELERATING INNOVATION
The Summit was created to spearhead integration and standardization of Every Day Counts innovative processes on local and rural roads throughout the state.  REGISTER TODAY!    Sponsored by Colorado LTAP.
Changes Proposed to MGPEC Asphalt Spec
MGPEC is one step closer to a revamp of Item 20 (Asphalt Spec.).  The Steering Committee is in the approval process.  A final vote will be held at the October 26 meeting.  More Info: Mike Skinner.

Mark Your Calendar:  26th Annual Rocky Mt. Asphalt User Producer Group Meeting, October 18-19, 2017

From the RMAEC - Training and EducationRMAEC_TRAINING-EDUCATION
LabCAT Certification   
Reserve space in upcoming LabCAT certification sessions. October 17 - 19, and November 14 - 16.  Remember to register early to assure a spot when you want it!   
Asphalt on the NET  On_the_NET
On the CAPA You Tube Channel 


Asphalt Production Plant Safety, This video is about Asphalt Plant Safety. It was produced by the Edward C Levy Companies. In Colorado the EC Levy companies division is Schmidt Construction in Colorado Springs.  

BIC"Best in Colorado"
Urban Highway Resurfacing - 2016 
CDOT Region 5 and Elam Construction received the "Best in Colorado" Quality Asphalt Award in the Rural Highway Resurfacing Category for their SH145 North of Rico Project near Telluride. This $4.6M project consisted of 1" ST leveling coarse plus 1½" SX overlay for approximately 12 miles.  31,000 tons of material was placed over 125 working days. SH 145 is a two lane highway, in a narrow valley at an elevation of 8,000 to 10,000 feet approaching Lizard Head Pass. This project produced a variety of challenges ranging from weather and temperature concerns to the remoteness of the project in relation to material sources, hauling and communication. The project received near perfect scores in overall appearance, longitudinal joints and transverse  joints.  The Judges commented "excellent ride quality and joints are near perfect."    Accepting the award (L to R): Russ Larsen (Elam), Chad Saunders (Elam), Jim Cox (Elam), Brad McCracken (Elam), Tim Webb (CDOT).
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.
Upcoming NAPA webinars
Parting Shots PartingShots
The one thing you don't expect to see when you come around that mountain highway corner. 
Kept waiting for him to pull out in front of me as I was traveling from Denver to Durango last week. Now I know why he never pulled out! 

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

Jim Fife,  Western Colorado Representative,  970-260-0953

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