The 25th Annual "Best In Colorado" Asphalt Awards Dinner & Program
The 46th Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show
Volume 14, Number 04                                        March 20,  2019
Table of Conte nts  Contents 
RMACESRocky Mt. Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show
The 46th Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show was held on February 27 - March 1 and we welcomed approximately 950 paid attendees and a total of 1,400 persons to the 3 day event.  
Keynote speaker Major Dan Rooney was fantastic!!  Link here to the Folds of Honor Program.  We thank all of our speakers, sponsors, volunteers, exhibitors and committee members for helping make the 46th annual event a success!  Photo Gallery.  Link to 2019 Conference Presentations.     Mark your calendars for the 47th annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show, February 19 to 21, 2020.  
The "Women of Asphalt" comes to Colorado
One of the highlight breakout sessions at the 46th annual RMACES featured a panel presentation from the Women of Asphalt. The session was moderated by Amy Miller from the Asphalt Pavement Alliance and had panelists, Ellen Hilbig from the City of Longmont, Amy Stropotholos from WesTest, Brenda Shuler from Aggregate Industries, Nikki Upright from CDOT, and support from Natasha Ozybko of Road Science, a Division of ArrMaz.  This session focused on the opportunities available to women in the asphalt industry. The room was filled with a mixed group of 50% women and 50% men.  Watch for upcoming opportunities to become part of WOA - Colorado!  
Who are the Women of Asphalt? Women of Asphalt is a national coalition which supports women in all aspects of the asphalt industry through mentoring, education, and advocacy, and by encouraging women to seek careers in the asphalt industry.  Learn more
CAPA Welcomes 3 New Members!  

Fort Collins and Steamboat Springs.  Providing commercial propane sales and delivery. Key contacts include Perry Schrader, Clay Schrader, Casey Schrader and Scott Hartman. Phone 970-484-1212

360 Paving, Eagle, Colorado. Providing asphalt paving and patching. Principles of 360 Paving include Patrick Bourke, Jeremy Sheafer, Chris Erdahl and Mollie Bourke. They can be reached at 970-328-4900.

Harleysville, Pennsylvania. They are providers of asphalt batch and drum controls, silo loadout, truck scale ticketing, enterprise informatin management, GPS asset tracking, e-ticketing, dispatch. Contacts include Kenneth Cardy- President, David Cardy, CEO,  Rich Tumin, Colorado and Area Sales Manager, phone 925-437-3026, and Nancy Thompson, Office Manager, Phone 215-256-1700

Contact Tom Clayton if you have any changes or corrections to your 2019 Directory listings. You can view the 2019 CAPA Membership Directory by clicking here.  
"Best in Colorado" Asphalt Awards Dinner & Program A highlight of the CAPA calendar is our annual awards dinner and program.  The 25th Annual held on February 27 was no exception.  CAPA President Dave Lemesany welcomed a capacity crowd and we recognized 14 projects as "Best in Colorado."  In addition,
CDOT Chief Engineer Josh Laipply recognized the CDOT Quality in Asphalt Production Award recipients and the Smoothest Pavement Award recipients.  Rick Hobbs was inducted (posthumously) into the Colorado Asphalt Hall of Fame. 
Photo Gallery   2019 Award criteria and award nomination forms will be posted on the website by June 1.  Friday, November 1, 2019, is the submittal deadline for 2019.     
Showcasing our "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Award Recipients  Over the past couple of weeks we have had the privilege to make presentations to the elected officials at the City of Sheridan and City of Cherry Hills Village.  The presentations featured the award winning project for each that was part of the 25th Annual "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Awards Program.  Sheridan received the Project Delivery Award and Cherry Hills Village the Surface Treatment Award.  
Thanks to Randy Mourning at Sheridan and Jay Goldie, Ralph Mason, John Pherson and Jeremy Clayton at Cherry Hills Village for setting up the visits.  We are available to do presentations for any of the other award winning projects to your elected officials as well.  If your interested in this opportunity, contact us.  
Industry News
Registration is now open for CAPA's Spring Asphalt & Airports Meeting.
Free registration link J oin us Wednesday March 27, 2019 (9:30 - 1:00)  at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (Mt. Evans Room).   PDH credits are available.   Agenda Includes:  - FAA Denver ADO Updates ; - CDOT Aeronautics Updates ; - CAOA Update ;  - FAA Spec Update;  - Colorado Projects: Lessons Learned, Aviation Industry Perspective.    M ore info:  Mike Skinner .
Lunch Sponsor: 
City of Glenwood Springs Ballot Initiative A for Street Improvement
There are 43 miles of city streets owned and managed by the City of Glenwood Springs and more than half need to be totally reconstructed, not just repaired.  Issue A is a sales tax measure to raise the revenue to reconstruct and overhaul a majority of the deteriorating roadway.  The city recently completed a study that shows 70% of their streets are in poor or failed condition and has developed a comprehensive 10-year schedule to rebuild and repair the streets. The total cost, including utilities and factoring for inflation is approximately $56 million.
The Glenwood Springs City Council unanimously approved a sales tax ordinance to be submitted to voters in the April 2, 2019 election. If approved, Glenwood's sales tax would be increased by 3/4 a cent for no longer than twenty years. This tax increase will go away when the work is completed, and all work is scheduled for completion within 10 years.
Fix Our Streets is a citizen's committee advocating for voter approval to fix Glenwood's streets.  CAPA met with the committee and provided feedback and takeaways from other local agencies that CAPA has worked with to support their Street Improvement initiatives. CAPA also provided $2,500 to the Fix Our Streets committee to fund their campaign support efforts, pictured Jonathan Godes (City Councilor / Fix Our Streets Committee Co-Chair), Gregg Rippy (CAPA Board of Directors) and Jim Ingraham (City Councilor / Fix Our Streets Committee).    For more info: contact CAPA's Mike Skinner.
3 Contractors Shortlisted for Jefferson Parkway Public Highway AuthorityPRESS RELEASE.  A draft RFP will be issued to the 3 shortlisted contractors.  A selection of a contractor is expected in September, 2019 
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. For more information contact CAPA's Director of Pavement Engineering Mike Skinner.
CDOT Project Tracking - 2019 Close to 1.6 M tons:   41 projects advertised, bid, or under contract - 1,592,654 tons;  2 projects left - an additional 10,000 to 60,000 tons.   CDOT Project Tracking
Roadway Smoothness Data:  HMA vs. PCCP   Summary of the pavement smoothness data from 2005 to 2018.  HRI has all been converted to MRI.   C-470 data for accepted lanes has been added.  HMA does not include Category 4 in the averages.  The graph shows the 5 year weighted (by lane miles) average instead of the individual year results.  Eric Prieve, PE; Material & Geotechnical Branch, 
AIF Spring Close Out Meeting - Wednesday, April 10
  The joint CAPA/CDOT Asphalt Industry Forum (AIF) Close Out Meeting is planned for Wednesday, April 10, 1:00 - 2:30pm, with the Steering Committee to meet following he AIF meeting.  Location:  Brannan Sand & Gravel, Lipan Facility  This is an open meeting and all CAPA Members are welcome to attend.  
Smoothness Operator & Equipment Verification dates set. 
The CDOT profiler operator class and certification will be scheduled for Monday May 6th and will be conducted every year.  The class/certification process will take all day and will involve a class presentation followed by a multiple choice test.   At the cert site the operators that are looking to have their equipment certified will be required to perform the CP-78 cert runs within the repeatability and accuracy parameters.  The HSP equipment will be evaluated for certification on Tuesday May 7th and lightweight equipment on Wednesday May 8th; weather depending. More Info:  Val Niculae at CDOT
RMAEC Asphalt WebinarsWebinars
Upcoming Webinar: Asphalt Paving Materials Placement (APM) and Compaction - April 9 @ 11:30am. This session will present information on the placement and Compaction of APM. The presenter has yet to be determined. 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.
NAPA needs asphalt mix producers' help in benchmarking the industry's sustainable practices. The 2018 Recycled Materials & WMA Survey closes April 1, and more participation is needed to successfully develop national estimates and to report state-level data. As of Mar. 12, 2019, Colorado only had a couple of responses.  Yellow (less than three companies responding).   
The survey is confidential to ensure the report contains the most accurate data about the industry's sustainability efforts. Click here to view past survey findings and to better understand how it helps identify industry trends.
NAPA is excited to announce that the first environmental product declarations (EPDs)
for asphalt mixtures have been published on the Emerald Eco-Label EPD website. NAPA members Ajax Paving Industries of Florida LLC and George Reed Inc. have published their EPDs.    EPDs created using the Emerald Eco-Label tool publicly disclose the environmental impacts associated with producing 1 short ton of asphalt mixture. Project owners who want to obtain credits under LEED v4 and other green rating systems are using published EPDs to identify preferred contractors. Click here to learn more about EPDs and how to secure access to the Emerald Eco-Label tool.  
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 

Fact Check  It is becoming more common for the concrete pavement industry and concrete paving contractors to bid asphalt paving projects and then attempt to persuade municipal engineers to switch pavement type to concrete. The argument is based on references to value engineering, better value, or improved life cycle cost. Here are a few technical points to address this growing trend.Click Here!  To inquire about this, contact Mike Skinner  
Every year more than 700 people are killed in roadway work zones. Construction companies are dedicated to ensuring the safety of their workers and the driving public. Roadway work zones use a variety of warning systems, barriers, and other traffic controls to make certain drivers and work zones stay separated, but it just takes a moment of distraction for an accident to happen and for lives to be changed forever. Click here to Learn More about the Work Zone safety Initiative "Watch for Us" 
Training and Education Training
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!
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 NEXT Introduction to Process Control/Owner Acceptance (PC/OA) Asphalt Testing Education Course for 2019  will be held on June 4 to 7.   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
Parting Shots PartingShots
Henry "Butch" Southway, 77, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019.    Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10 A.M. at the LDS Church Stake Center at 927 Weber Drive in Alamosa.   Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Southway family during this difficult time.
As part of Workzone Safety week,  Colorado Barricade will be hosting the 4th annual Charity Poker tournament. a fundraiser for the "Workzone Safety and Support Fund" on Friday Evening April 12, 2019 from 5 until 10 pm. The event will be at the Colorado Barricade Offices, 2295 South Lipan Street, Denver, CO 80223.   More Info/RSVP:  Erin Spicer  or call 303-922-7815.  
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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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