MGPEC Annual Meeting:  Left: Panel Presentation on Testing and Acceptance, with Michael Terry (Jacobs), Scott Winger (City of Thornton) and Russ Higgins (City of Wheatridge), Tom Clayton as Moderator.  Center: City & County of Denver receiving the Member of the Year Award.  Dave Potter, Angie Hagar with Jim Katzer - Arapahoe County. Right. Mike Skinner leading a session on Asset Management.  
MGPEC Annual Meeting  The Metropolitan Government Pavement Engineers Council (MGPEC) had a successful annual meeting on January 27.  Tom Peterson provided a brief Industry Outlook Presentation  during the opening general session.  This was followed by breakout sessions on  Asset Management  (Mike Skinner) and a panel presentation on Project Testing & Acceptance (Tom Clayton).  
Volume 14, Number 02                                           February 6,  2019
Table of Conte nts  Contents 
RMAEC Asphalt WebinarsWebinars
Upcoming Webinar:  Local Agency Asphalt Programs: Best Practices for Success  - February 7 @ 11:30am featuring Mike Skinner, Director of Engineering for CAPA. Mike will provide information about how Local Agencies can plan and execute successful roadway maintenance and rehabilitation programs.  To register or to see upcoming webinars,  Use this link.
New to the RMAEC Webinar Library -
Moisture Management Systems for Asphalt Plants, Featuring Michael Worden, CRH Companies.
Industry News industry_news
REGISTER Today!!  The 46th Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show is coming up soon, February 27 - March 1, 2019. The early registration period ends on February 19th. There is a discount for registering prior to the cut off date. The agenda has been developed and the theme is Education, Technology, and Leadership.   Registration is open for attendee's  and for Exhibitors and Sponsors,  please click on the Exhibitor/Sponsor tab to register. We hope to see you there! 
NEW for 2019:
1.  One day Plant Session.
2.  Expanded focus on innovations and new technology.
3.  Women in Asphalt breakout session.
2019 Local Agency Pavement Condition and  Funding Summary Data Available!    CAPA has published the 2019 Local Agency Summary Pavement Condition Report and it is available to download from the CAPA Website . Across the state there are 88,000 lane miles of asphalt and Local Agencies are responsible for funding and maintaining 74% of that network (over 65,000 lane miles). Seventy-nine agencies have provided street funding and condition data in the 2019 edition. Of the agencies that reported both 2018 and 2019 data, 61% reported an increase in their streets budget (+55.5M), 3% reported the same budget and 36% reported a decrease (-$20.6M) with an overall net increase of $34.8M to streets programs statewide. Budget data also indicates that Capital Project spending is up +22% (up from 21% increase in 2018), Mill & Overlay programs have increased +11% (down from 19% increase in 2018) and Maintenance Programs have increased +209% (up from 12% increase in 2018). For more information contact CAPA's Director of Pavement Engineering Mike Skinner at  
Longtime NAPA President Retires  Congratulations to NAPA President Mike Acott on his retirement.  Mike was recognized for his service to the industry during the NAPA Annual Meeting on January 18 - 20, 2019.  Mike served as President of NAPA from 1992 - 2019 and was instrumental in many advances in asphalt technology.
   We wish Mike all the very best in retirement.  

Photo at right:  Mike speaking at the CAPA Awards Dinner - 2012.  
"Best in Colorado"  Asphalt Pavement Awards Program 
Join us for the 25th Annual "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Pavement Awards Dinner & Program planned for Wednesday, February 27.   The reception is from 4:30pm - 6:15pm, and the dinner at 6:30pm. Ticket details are available on the R MACES Web site     Sponsorship Opportunities
Welcome New Affiliate Member - Schrader Propane!   Services that Schrader Propane Co. currently offers:  Residential and commercial propane delivery; Wholesale transport sales; Tank rentals; Above and underground tank sales; Installations; Underground gas line installation; Propane related service work.      Schrader Propane is the local company you can trust, and the only one that can provide the excellent service that everybody deserves.  Give one of their locations a call today and see what they have to offer.  
Jim Wilkins, October 27, 1940 - January 30, 2019
Longtime Wagner Equipment Sales Manager James C. (Jim) Wilkins passed away on January 30, 2019.  Jim was very active in CAPA and the asphalt industry.  He served on the CAPA Board of Directors and Annual Conference Planning Committee for many years.  He was a very kind person who brought joy to all of those he worked with.  He will be greatly missed.    

Celebration of Life: February 7, 2019 2:00 pm, South Suburban Christian Church, 7275 South Broadway Littleton, Colorado 80122  (Obituary)  
2019 Membership Directory 
has been posted on the CAPA website .  We have added a Updates/Corrections file.    Here are two corrections.
1.  The descriptions of Trautner Geotechnical  and Trax Construction  were inadvertently  mixed up. Trautner Geotechnical is based in Durango, Co  and performs Geotechnical Engineering and Materials Testing. Their office phone is 970-259-5095. Main Contacts are Gina Denton, Tauni Gosche and Don Manchester.
Trax Construction is an Asphalt, Milling Concrete and Landscaping contractor based in Colorado Springs, office number is 719-638-8729. Main contacts Jerry Van Horn, Jeff Van Horn and Kyle Van Horn 
2.  The phone number for Seal Coat Solutions was incorrectly listed, the correct number is 719-634-1001 
Contact Tom Clayton if you have any changes or corrections.  
Upcoming Joint CAPA/CDOT AIF Technical Meeting:      
AIF Meeting, 1pm - 3pm, Tuesday, Feb. 26, CDOT N. Holly.  To be added to the meeting notice list, contact Tom Clayton.  The meeting is open to all CAPA Members.  

The Thin Lift Technical Task Force met on Wednesday January 16th. The specification was altered a bit and the definitions  of road conditions were discussed and approved. CDOT will make the necessary edits to the spec and send it back to CAPA for comments prior to presenting it to the MAC for final approval and then on to the Joint Specifications committee   

Manicures, diamond earrings and the smell of asphalt in the morning:
Meet CDOT project manager Nicki Upright    

Here is a great article on Nicki Upright!  Nicki was also featured as one of the 100 Women in Asphalt.
Congratulations to former CDOT Pavement Design Engineer Jay Goldbaum.  Jay (seated in photo) has retired from CDOT after serving for over 25 years.  He has accepted a position with Rocksol.  We wish Jay all the very best.  CDOT has announced that Melody Perkins has been promoted to the Pavement Design Program Manager position.
Lew approved as new executive director of CDOT
A former aide to President Barack Obama has been approved as the new executive director of CDOT.   The Colorado Senate approved the appointment of of Shoshana Lew as CDOT's executive director - replacing Mike Lewis, who served over the final year of former Gov. John Hickenlooper's term.        READ MORE
N APA Recycled Materials Survey - Please Participate:  NAPA needs your help in gathering data for the 2018 construction season survey on the use of recycled materials and warm-mix asphalt. NAPA would like to have as many responses as possible by April 1 with participation from all 50 states and the U.S. territories.  Questions:  contact Brett Williams at , NAPA's Director of Engineering & Technical Support.

The January/February 2019 issue of Asphalt Pavement Magazine is now available!

World of Asphalt 2019, Indianapolis, Indiana, February 12 to 14, More information
 Did you know the CAPA Staff will come to your facility or office and provide a Asphalt "Lunch and Learn" ?
Answer:    Yes. We are happy to come out and provide specialized training for contractors, consultants, Cities and Counties as needed on the design, and construction of Asphalt Paving Materials (APM). The sessions can be customized based on your desires.    To inquire about this specialized training contact Tom Clayton or Mike Skinner  
Training and Education Training
The NEXT Introduction to Process Control/Owner Acceptance (PC/OA) Asphalt Testing Education Course for 2019  will be held on March 12 to 15.   Attendee's can attend 1 day or stay all 4 depending on the level of instruction desired.  This course is great for new employees or those interested in cross-training or a refresher.   Lead Instructor:  Cindy Rutkoski   See all of the 2019 Intro to PC/OA Course dates
The 2019 RMAEC Webinar Schedule Published.  The subjects are varied and diverse. See the entire 2019 line up by clicking here. You can register for any or all of the webinar session on the page you will be directed to by clicking the link above. 
Asphalt Lunch & Learns/Short Courses
- available upon request by members.  Asphalt Training that comes to you!  When you want it, where you want it, and how you want it.  Attached are the promotional flyers on each type of training.  Great for new employees and those wishing for a refresher.  Learn more!
Parting Shots PartingShots
ASPHALT Pavement, the foundation of beautiful wedding photography!!  
ASPHALT Pavement,
The foundation of beautiful relationships!

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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