Volume 13, Number 03                                               Feburary 12 2018
Table of Conte nts  Contents 
Early Registration Ends on February 16th for the 45th Annual Rocky Mt. Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show
- February 21-23, 2018  Register today at  www.rmaces.org

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.   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
  • Friday is bring kids to the Conference day! 
Save the Date -  CAPA's Annual Asphalt & Airport Pavement Meeting is scheduled for Thursday March 15, 2018 (9:00 - 1:00) at the City of Centennial Eagle Street Community Room.  Representatives from the FAA, CDOT Aeronautics, the Colorado Airport Operators Association and Industry will be presenting information about upcoming projects, recent changes to specifications and more.  The online registration link will be available on the CAPA website soon. Contact Mike Skinner for additional information. 
Asphalt Trucking Industry Wins Relief from Hours-of-Service Rules   The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) has approved the National Asphalt Pavement Association's application for certain exemptions to the agency's Hours of Service regulations.  The exemptions cover two provisions for drivers of all trucking assets associated with the "transportation of asphalt and related materials and equipment," including dump trucks, equipment haulers, water trucks, distributor trucks and other similar equipment.   First, drivers will not be required to take a mandatory 30-minute break during their work day. Instead, they will be able to use on-duty "waiting time" to meet the 30-minute break requirement. Second, the action extends the maximum allowable on-duty time from 12 hours to 14 hours for those drivers covered under the existing short-haul exception.   Drivers must carry a copy of the exemption while driving and adhere to other FMCSA requirements identified in the document.     
New Emulsion Provider in Denver Area   Vance Brothers, a long time CAPA Associate Member and maintenance product provider, is now a provider of emulsion.  Vance Brothers, Denver @ 303-341-2604
webinarsUpcoming Webinars 

May 17, Best Practices for Design and Maintenance of Bike Paths / Pedestrian Walkways

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
APWA Chapter President with James Beall
APWA Partnership: 
LabCAT and the RMAEC are proud to partner with the APWA Colorado Chapter. Recently we were an exhibitor at the annual APWA Inspectors conference held at the University of Colorado South campus (Formerly the Wildlife experience)  As part of the conference the Colorado Chapter announced the Inspector of the year. This was announced at the recently completed APWA inspectors conference on February 1. The 2018 Inspector of the year is James Beall, Arapahoe County.  Congratulations to James and to all who were considered for the Colorado Chapter, APWA Inspector of the year award.   

Lunch and Learn training available from CAPA.  The latest Information, technology and applications in the Asphalt Industry Tailored to meet your needs.
Topic may include: Pavement Management, Pavement Preservation, Asset Management, Perpetual Pavement, Street Funding, Life Cycle Cost Analysis, Thin Lift overlays, ,Rubbilization of PCCP, PG Binders/ Mix Selection, ,Porous Asphalt and more.
Lunch will be provided. Sessions may last between 60 and 90 minutes. CEU's and PDH's may be available upon request.
These sessions are provided at NO Cost to your Local Agency, Engineering Firm, or contracting Company. 
For additional Information contact Mike Skinner, Director of Engineering

The LabCAT Board of Directors had its first meeting of 2018 on Monday, February 5..  


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 March 8th. 
Use this link to see the detail and how the certification days are scheduled.  Durango Sessions Registration

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

CDOT Plans ONLY $46 M of Additional Projects for CY 2018  CDOT Chief Engineer Josh Laipply presented a list of remaining projects to be bid this spring for construction year (CY) 2018, attached - CY 18 Construction Contract Advertisement (2/2/2018).  The list includes 20 projects and a budget of $45.9 M.  Four of the projects are primarily asphalt related.  The 2018 CDOT Annual Asphalt Pavement Projections has been updated and only 17 of 33 planned projects (51.5%) and 533,410 tons versus 1,092,163 planned or 48.8%.  2018 CDOT Asphalt Pavement Projections, 2-6-2018.  There may be a few additional projects if funds become available.

CDOT Ramping Down RAMP  -  CDOT recently completed a five-year initiative to accelerate project delivery known as Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships(RAMP). This effort was part of CDOT's transition to an annual expenditure model rather than the previous practice of "banking" the full amount of funding required to complete a project before construction could begin. 

New Staff Materials Engineer Selected    Craig Wieden has been selected as the new Staff Materials & Geotechnical Engineer.  I am happy to announce that Craig Wieden, from Region 2, will be joining Project Support as the new Materials and Geotechnical Branch Manager, formerly held by Bill Schiebel. Craig has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri and has been a PE II - Resident, Materials, and Finals Engineer for over 5 years. Craig has been directly involved with CDOT's Materials and Geotechnical Department for over 12 years, and has been in the industry for over 20.


Balanced Mix Design a Key Topic in Materials Circles   CAPA's Director of Pavement Engineering Mike Skinner is a member of the NCAT Reseach Applications Steering Committee.  One topic that has risen to the surface in discussions of asphalt materials is the concept of a "Balanced Mix Design"  Performance testing as well as a "balance" of rut resistance and mix durability.  Mike Skinner has developed a one page summary of the issue and it is attached.

Colorado Local Agencies: Funding & Pavement Performance   CAPA has published the 2018  Local Agency Pavement Condition and Funding Report.  The report is available on the Local Agency page on the CAPA website (along with previous years), or you can download a copy of the report here Data from 71 statewide local agencies along with industry trends are presented.  A few highlights include;
  • 54,000 lane miles of asphalt managed by local agencies is captured in the survey (83% of all local agency asphalt roads statewide).
  • Over $247M is budgeted for asphalt and maintenance programs as part of Annual Street Improvement Programs.
  • 65% of the agencies reported increased funding for their programs vs. 2017.
  • The weighted statewide average for asphalt & maintenance programs is $4,588 per lane mile (up +5.6% from 2017).
  • The weighted statewide average Pavement Condition score is 68 (down from a score of 70 in 2017).
The City of Cañon City has released their RFP for their Referendum #2A 2018 Design/Build Street Improvement Project.  The project includes analysis, design and reconstruction/overlay of approximately 2.5 miles of roadway.  The RFP is available for download on their website.
A mandatory pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for February 27, 2018 at 11am at City Hall in Cañon City.  Proposals are due March 20, 2018.
T he City of Fort Morgan is accepting bids for their 2018 HBP Paving and Chipseal projects.  The projects include reconstruction, mill & overlay and chipseals.  A summary of the bid package is available here. More information is available on their website.
A mandatory pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for February 20, 2018 at 1pm at City Hall in Fort Morgan.  Proposals are due March 8, 2018.
APWA Colorado Winter Newsletter Now Available  - (Link)
Professional Development Hours (PDHs)   Webinar Announced!  Complying with OSHA's Silica Rule at Asphalt Plants and During Road Construction Activities Tuesday, March 27 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 EST  OSHA's Silica Rule or Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) was finalized and implemented for the construction industry in 2017. The rule goes into effect in June 2018 for general industry which includes asphalt pavement mix facilities. The asphalt pavement industry has been proactive in understanding and implementing the necessary control equipment for road construction activities and has been reviewing the types of controls that may be needed at a mix facility. Learn what steps are needed to ensure compliance with the Silica Rule at asphalt mix facilities.   Learn More and Register
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

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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. If you did not receive a copy or yous was delivered damaged, please contact us. 
Additional copies are available by contacting Tom Clayton at  tomclayton@co-asphalt.com.

We still have copies of the CAPA 2018 "Roads of Colorado" Calendar. If you would like one or more additional copies, stop by the office,  let us know or come and visit us at the 45th annual RMACES and we would be happy to get 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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