Register today for the Annual "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Awards Dinner and Program. 
Volume 14, Number 03                                           February 19,  2019
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RMACESRocky Mt. Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show
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 21st. There is a discount for registering prior to the cut off date. The theme is Education, Technology . We hope to see you there!
28 breakout sessions on pavements, materials, construction, maintenance, and leadership.  23 Educational sessions on materials, maintenance, and equipment.   
To Register:  
NEW for 2019:
1.  One day Plant Session.
2.  Expanded focus on innovations and new technology.
3.  Women in Asphalt breakout session.
4. Bring Your Kids to Work Day on Friday, March 1.
"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. Tickets are available on the R MACES Web site     Sponsorship Opportunities
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  
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.  See the meeting Agenda.
Congratulations to Johnny Olson on his appointment as the new CDOT Deputy Executive Director.  Johnny is the longtime Region 4 - Regional Transportation .
Congratulations to Renee Railsback, Director, Colorado LTAP, on being recognized by the Colorado Transportation Commission as the APWA Person of the Year. Renee is pictured with CDOT Chief Engineer Josh Laipply. 
RMAEC Asphalt WebinarsWebinars
Upcoming Webinar:  Workforce development: Attracting and keeping employees.  - March 20 @ 11:30am. This session will discuss the availability of and retaining employees in this tight market. Are there available people to fill those positions?  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.
Audrey Copeland is the new president and CEO of the National Asphalt Pavement Association. She took the association's helm January 22 during a ceremony at the NAPA's 64th Annual Meeting.

"NAPA is in a position of strength and financially sound, having grown in membership and reputation over the past 30 years," says Copeland. "We will continue to stay focused on delivering value to our members. Our willingness to take on challenges with integrity and a focus on collaboration will not change."  Audrey Copeland, January, 2019
NAPA President to address attendees at the 46th annual  Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment show. Retires   Congratulations to NAPA President Audrey Copeland who took over as President and CEO in January  will be a featured addressee as part of the opening general session for the 46th annual conference. Be sure to  be in your seat to hear what Audrey has to say to us in Colorado.   
Perpetual Pavements: How to Design a Road to Last | Asphalt Pavement Alliance. Drivability matters. From safety and sustainability to noise and smoothness, asphalt pavement... More 
 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. 
The 2019 LabCAT to visit Grand Junction. Labcat will be on the road A pril 15 to 19. Monday April 15 will be Inspector Training and Certification followed by LabCAT levels A, B, C, and E for the rest of the week. To find out more or to register, click here!
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!
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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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