The season for construction is in full swing! 
CAPA is already out and about looking at projects.
Left: City of Sheridan total re-build of streets, Right: Concrete out, Asphalt in at Castle Pines Village
Volume 13, Number 07                                               May 09 2018
Table of Conte nts  Contents 
Transportation Funding Trans_Funding
Senate sends transportation funding bill to the governor, Author: Joey Bunch - Senate Bill 1 puts $495 million into roads, bridges and alternative transportation this year, $150 million next year then allows the state to borrow $2.3 billion to be repaid over the next 20 years, tapping the state general fund for $122.6 million a year. Granted, only about $50 million a year is new money, with the rest coming from previous legislation and existing tax dollars that go to the state highway department.   Full Story

Colorado House, Senate leaders strike transportation-funding deal 
Workforce Development workforce_Development
Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) - Construction Management Program    Tom Clayton, CAPA Director of Members Services, met recently with Michele Koster, Chair of the PPCC Technical Studies Division  and Lisa James PPCC Foundation Executive  Chair to discuss how CAPA and industry can better support and foster  the PPCC CM Program.  The program has more than 120 total students with 20 to 30 in the CM track.  We will continue to build the relationship and help introduce   the students to Asphalt paving and heavy highway business.    For more info on PPCC student interns, career fairs, etc. visit our Career Page or look on the Pikes Peak Community College pages  Visit this site to to find the workers you need for your team. It is the only national site focused specifically on jobs in the asphalt pavement industry. Post a resume or position listing, review resumes of job seekers or job listers.   
National Trade Journal, Asphalt Pro Magazine Profiles E-470 Widening Project. 
Quality, Smoothness and Speed to Completion in Colorado    Instead of paving the surface course at night, as it was bid, Martin Marietta suggested employing echelon paving on weekends to improve safety, speed up the project and reduce visible joints on the project.
All Member Meeting Planned for 12:00 noon, Friday, June 22, Bar B-Q Lunch followed by Member Program, CAPA Office - RMAEC Training Center  
Key Topic:  "Transportation Funding - Understanding SB1 & Its Impact on Colorado"  

CAPA Welcomes NEW Associate Member    
Kraemer North America  is a privately held general contractor headquartered in Plain, Wisconsin with regional offices located in Minnesota and Colorado. Established in 1911, the roots of the company are in the construction of challenging bridges and highways across the U.S. Today, Kraemer is a full service heavy civil contractor with a national reputation for quality and safety. They serve three primary markets, including: transportation, rail, and marine. Local Contacts are Mike McNish and Tim Maloney . 303.688.7500
Upcoming Webinars webinars

May 17,  Best Practices for Design and Maintenance of Bike Paths / Pedestrian Walkways
June 22, Project Management on Large Paving Projects

Missed a Webinar??   use this link 
Training and Education Training
The next Introduction to Process Control/Owner Acceptance (PC/OA) Asphalt Testing Education Course   is planned for June 5 to 8.  This is educational course is great for new employees or those interested in cross-training or a refresher.  Lead Instructor:  Cindy Rutkoski. 
Flexible Pavement Design & Rehabilitation Seminar; June 7-8, 2018 - Scottsdale, AZ
Performance Under Pressure: Heavy Duty Pavements  Webinar Series  
Heavy Duty Pavements: Perpetual Pavement Wednesday, May 30, 2 p.m. EDT 

Learn More and Register
The Division of Highway Maintenance has developed a draft Job Order Contract (JOB) to be used by CDOT Maintenance on a pilot basis in Region 1.  The JOB is in draft form and subject to comment.  The goal is to finalize the JOC shortly and have it available for work this construction season.  Comments can be provided to Tom Peterson
Dave Eller, RTD Region 3, announces his Retirement   Dave has been the Regional Transportation Director in Region 3 (Grand Junction) for many years. He has had a strong voice in the region and in the state regarding pavement management, roadway funding and construction practices. Dave became the RTD after time as a Regional Materials Engineer and as a Program Engineer.  He is leaving CDOT near the end of the fiscal year. Dave will be missed and we wish him all the very best in whatever the future holds.         

CDOT Projects:  The CDOT Region 1 University Ave. (Easter Ave. to Hampden Ave.) Project will be bid on May 10.  The 2018 CDOT Annual Asphalt Pavement Projection has been updated and we are at 17 of 32 projects planned now being programmed, 549,393 tons of a total planned of 1,029,209 for 53.4%. 

SAFETY Resources & Information Safety
Stand-Down for Safety 
Falls from heights continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees. To raise awareness of this issue, OSHA has designated this week, May 7-11, as a National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction. Click here for additional information on conducting a safety stand-down and similar voluntary events for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. 
Upcoming Compliance Deadlines, Reporting Changes  June and July are big compliance deadline months for asphalt producers. On June 23, all asphalt plants should be in compliance with OSHA's Silica Rule for general industry activities. For more info, view NAPA's webinar, "Complying with OSHA's Silica Rule at Asphalt Plants and During Road Construction Activities." On July 1, applicable establishments must submit injury and illness data electronically to comply with OSHA's Injury Reporting Rule. OSHA has clarified that all employers must submit the data through OSHA's portal even if their state has not adopted the new requirements. More info, view NAPA's webinar, "Electronic Injury Reporting for Asphalt Plant - Road Construction Activities and its companion Special Report."
Internal Traffic Control Training Available   Last year, more than 25,000 people were injured in active road construction work zones and more than 700 people were killed. A large portion of those injured were road construction workers. Ensuring workers go home safely at the end of their shift starts with training. NAPA now offers Internal Traffic Control (ITC) training tools, targeted for workers engaged in some of the most dangerous work zone activities. Partnering with ARTBA, NAPA developed a suite of job-specific training modules. A general education module and a laborers module are currently available. For more info,  click here 
Ask Asphalt Man Asphaltman
Question:  We are in the process of obtaining an estimate for a new asphalt pavement and want to make sure the companies proposing to do the work are close on the estimated quantities of Asphalt Paving Materials (APM) needed. How do we estimate quantities? 
Answer:  There are many ways you can estimate APM quantities. For a simple "rule of thumb", one ton will cover 81 square feet two inches thick. This is a rough way to estimate the total APM quantities. There are much more complicated methods for running this process as well. 

The CAPA Website has a very simple "Asphalt Tonnage Calculator" toll  to determin quantities needed. Simply input your dimensions and depth of placement, the result is an estimate for tons needed. 

NAPA has created a page dealing with placement of APM. They start out by saying: To determine the amount of asphalt you will need for a paving job you first need to know the area to be paved. This may be simple if the area to be paved is square, rectangular or constant width of road. However, this is seldom the case since there may be bump-outs or islands in the area to be paved, the width of the road may vary, or there are culs-de-sac. This may seem to be impossible in some cases, but by dividing the pavement area into simple geometric shapes and adding and subtracting these areas, the total area to be paved can be quickly determined. 

There are slide rulers available for foreman or others to provide an answer for those in the field without access to a web connection.  We have a few of these available in the CAPA office. If you interested in getting one, let us know.    
YouTubeASPHALT on YouTube!

So you think we have road problems........Look at these issues in Hawaii right now! 

So the rest of us in the United States are complaining on our road conditions, well look at this video from the current eruption in Hawaii. Jon (HAPI) your members have a big job ahead of themselves to fix all of this damage!
On May 5 and 6 the United Companies bike team participated in the 18 hours of Fruita bike challenge. In the video, look at the 13 to 14 second mark and see how asphalt is highlighted!  The challenge is to see how many laps of the course can be completed in the 18 hours. The United team consisted of Greg Frazier, Misty Grosse, Mario Herrera, Andy McBride, David Fife, Amy Fife, Martin Merx, and Shae Merx. Congratulations to the United Bike Team!
Building a road in a short period of time! This is how the US Military gets across a river in record time. 
"Best in Colorado" 2017 BiC
CATEGORY - Smoothest Pavement I
Brannan Sand & Gravel Company of Denver has been recognized with a CDOT state wide Smoothness Award Pavement Category I for their US 85 project in Adams County. CDOT recognizes the smoothest paving project in each of their three roadway smoothness specification categories. The awards are based on CDOT's measured roadway smoothness profile using HRI specification requirements. Smoothness Pavement Category I is for Urban Reconstruction with or without curb and gutter and one layer overlays over an intermediate treatment. This project was located along US 85 between 124th Avenue and 168th Avenue near Brighton. The project had an average HRI of 53.7 and received 70.5% of available smoothness incentive for 21.8 lane miles of paving. This amounted to $138,000 of an available $196,000  Accepting the award (L to R): Seth Fluthcer (Brannan), Miquel Fernandez (Brannan), Austin Konkel (Hamon Infrastructure), Andrea Hebard (CDOT), Garrett Olsen (Brannan), Donald Perez   Brannan), Grant Cruseturner (Brannan)..
Parting Shots PartingShots

CAPA is watching from afar the devastation to the people of Hawaii during this Volcanic eruption. We are holding all of those in harms way in our thoughts and Prayers. 

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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