Paving from around the State! Upper Left :  Amazon Warehouse -Thornton;
Upper Right: City of Arvada; Lower left - State Highway 257 in Weld County,
Lower Right: I-70 Vail Pass east bound near Copper Mountain 
Volume 13, Number 10                                               July 3,  2018
Table of Conte nts  Contents 
Upcoming Webinars webinars
Last minute webinar reminder
July 10 
Large Paving Project Management 
Speaker :  Keary Brown, APC Construction

Missed a Webinar??   Use this link 
CAPA All Member Summer Family Picnic - 8/11/18
CAPA is hosting a family picnic for our members and their employees. Bring the whole family or just come yourself and enjoy an afternoon of food and fun.  When:  Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Sheridan Community Park from 1:00 to 4:00pm. We will have catered food, beverages, fun and games.
This has become a fun summer event for CAPA as we come together  and simply enjoy an afternoon of fun and food. This is an alcohol free event.   RSVP's are requested.  Link to register!
Wayne Williams & Walker Stapleton: Special Guests Attend the CAPA Board of Directors Meeting
The CAPA Board of Directors had a couple of distinguished guests at its most recent meeting.  Secretary of State Wayne Williams (middle photo at left with CAPA President Dave Lemesany) made a special appearance and discussed the streamlining the SOS office is doing in support of small business and encouraged all to vote in the primary.  Also, State Treasurer Walker Stapleton (center of photo at right) made a special visit and discussed new developments from the State Treasurer's office.  We thank CAPA Affiliate Member Holmes Murphy for sponsoring the meeting.  
2018 CAPA Golf  Tournament & Scholarship Fund Raiser - Open for Registration!! FridaySept. 14, Fox Hollow Golf Course - Lakewood.  Event Sponsor - Moody insurance,  Registration is officially open. Register online!!
SPONSORS NEEDED!!  The Tournament is our primary way of fund raising for the Asphalt Technology Scholarship Program.  We partner with the APWA-Colorado Chapter and have sent over 120 city, county, consultant and contractor personnel to the National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University over the past 15 years.  Scholarship information may be found on the CAPA Web Site .  
CAPA Welcomes NEW Affiliate Agency Member    
The City of La Junta has become our newest Affiliate Agency Member. La Junta is located in southeastern Colorado, about 60 miles east of Pueblo. The county seat of Otero County, La Junta has for more than a hundred years formed a junction for commercial, agricultural, and ranching ventures. Before that La Junta was the junction where the Santa Fe Trail branched south to New Mexico, while a lesser route continued west to Pueblo and beyond.  Darren Adame Director of Engineering 719-384-0848
Industry News industry_news
Dumas smashes Hill Climb record at Pikes Peak, where records don't last long   France's Romain Dumas becomes the first to break the 8-minute mark in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb with a record of 7:57.148.
He celebrates atop his car after getting to the summit. The 96th running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was held on Sunday, June 25, 2018.    For decades, those who love The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb wondered if pavement would pollute and maybe even doom the race.  On Sunday, we witnessed the wonder of the pavement.   (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Domino's Pizza fixes streets, fills potholes across America.   Domino's Pizza is hitting the streets to help "smooth the ride home" for deliveries by making pothole and road repairs in towns customers have nominated 
Power Motive Corporation Recognized by Komatsu  as Top Performing Dealer for 2017  Power Motive Corporation (PMC) , a leading construction equipment dealer based in Denver with branches across Colorado and SE Wyoming, has been recognized by Komatsu America for calendar year 2017.  PMC participates in Lomatsu's largest dealer category - markets with 1000+ units.  Known as the Product Support People, PMC has been successful for nearly 60 years and provides a number of product lies to Colorado including Komatsu, Sakai, Astec, KPI-JCI, Roadtec.    
Schmidt Construction Co./Edward C. Levy Corporation Celebrate 100 Years of Business 
 Congratulations to CAPA Member Schmidt Construction Company of Colorado Springs on the celebration of its 100 years of business.  The company hosted a 100th Anniversary Celebration for employees.  The event was attended by Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, State Senate Candidate Dennis Hisey, and El Paso County Commissioner Candidate Holly Williams. Also,attending were Dan Mergens and Evan Weiner of the Levy Corporation. 
U.S. DOT Announces $677 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 214 Airports in 43 States   Grants include the following airports in Colorado:  Denver (2), Colorado Springs, Grand Junction (2), and Routt County.
Transportation Funding Trans_Funding
Let's Go Colorado launches website in support of Initiative 153 - a statewide ballot measure to increase the state sales tax by $0.62.    Let's Go Colorado Fact Sheet and Campaign Talking Points.    . Visit the campaign's new website where you can sign up to officially endorse the measure, get regular updates and (if you have not already) donate to the campaign! . 

One important component of the Initiative 153 is a 40% transfer to local agencies.   The HUTF transfer to City and County would more than double the current amount.

Evening rush hour traffic builds on C470 near Yosemite.  KATHLEEN LAVINE | DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL      Study: Congestion, poor roads cost Colorado drivers $7.1 billion annually  (Read More)
TRIP Releases Report Highlighting the Cost of Colorado's Underfunded Roads
The Road Information Program (TRIP ) in cooperation with the Let's Go, Colorado campaign 
released its 2018 Colorado report today. The report was initiated by the CCA.. The report , " Colorado Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State's Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility"  finds that Colorado's major urban roads are becoming increasingly congested, causing significant delays and choking commuting and commerce. 
Workforce Development workforce_Development
The CAPA Career Center - Did you Know??.....  
The CAPA Website has a Career Center section with  4 pages dedicated to the workforce issues in our industry. There is a general page which has some basic information and contacts at a number of the Colorado universities and colleges.  A page where those seeking employment may post a resume, a jobs board submitted by employers and a page dedicated to graphics which can be used by employers to attract potential employees.  Check it out today!   
Training and Education Training
NCAT Update
Mike Skinner, CAPA Director of Pavement Engineering, serves on the NCAT Research Applications Steering Committee.  The committee met recently at NCAT on the Auburn University campus and
Mike issued the this report.
AASHTO Partnering Handbook, 2nd Edition  The AASHTO Partnering Handbook was developed to educate key customers and partners on the benefits and methods of adopting partnering principles, in both new and existing partnering programs. The goal of this handbook is to encourage agencies to create a project delivery environment that integrates partnering principles into routine business practices.  To purchase a PDF download copy of the AASHTO Partnering Handbook, click here 
Warm Mix Asphalt - The Colorado DOT has developed a position paper on the use of Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA).  The  CDOT WMA Position Paper includes the following statement "CDOT supports and encourages the use of Warm Mix Asphalt when the Technologies and Contractors follow the approval process and project requirements listed in CP-59.   
A simplified pavement design tool for flexible and rigid pavements using AASHTO 93/98 for local engineers, consultants, and students. A tool to help scope projects more effectively.  PaveXpress includes access to resources such as design guides from state DOTs and industry associations so you can build formal designs from its simple recommendations.  
The next Introduction to Process Control/Owner Acceptance (PC/OA) Asphalt Testing Education Course  is planned for August 7 to 10.  Come 1 day or stay all 4.  This course is great for new employees or those interested in cross-training or a refresher.  Lead Instructor:  Cindy Rutkoski.    
YouTubeASPHALT on YouTube!
The Impacts of Senate Bill 1 explained.  Much thanks to Andy Karsian, CDOT State Legislative Liaison, for his informative presentation on the Impacts of Senate Bill 1 at the June 22 CAPA All Member Meeting.  Presentation Link 

CDOT has updated the 30 Day Go Sheets More Info: Marci Gray, Manager, Engineering Contracts; P 303.757.9297 ; 

FFY19-21 Triennial DBE Goal - Opportunity for Public Comment!     CDOT has recently completed the draft goal setting methodology for the  FFY2019-2021 overall DBE goal, and the resulting figure is 11.55%. The comment period is open from Friday, June 15, 2018 - Friday, July 13, 2018, and comments may be submitted in a variety of ways:  (Link here for more information)  

Bidding Rules - Reading Bids:  CDOT's Marci Gray clarified the rules for opening/rejecting bids when 3 or more bids are received and all 3 are above 10% of the engineers estimate.  These rules are referenced on page #19 on the attached CDOT Bidding Rules.

CDOT Ballot Measure Project List  A Ballot Measure Project List has been developed by CDOT.  The list includes over $6 Billion of projects.  There are 89 projects with over 40 less than $40 M and 40 projects that are more than $40 M.

Year 1 SB1 Allocation: $100 Million for Asset Management - 60% to Surface Treatment  The Commission will be asked to approve a Senate Bill 1 Project List at its July meeting.  Included in the list is a $100 M allocation to Asset Management.  We were told at the TPC Meeting on Monday (June 25) that approximately 60% of the $100 M will be directed towards the Surface Treatment Asset and 40% towards other asset categories.  The file Senate Bill-1-Year 1 Allocation includes a listing of the projects and the $100 M allocation to Asset Management. 

SAFETY Resources & Information Safety
Lets Talk Safety 
The OSHA Heat Illness Prevention campaign, launched in 2011, educates employers and workers on the dangers of working in the heat. Through training sessions, outreach events, informational sessions, publications, social media messaging and media appearances, millions of workers and employers have learned how to protect workers    Read the entire Article from OSHA
Work zone safety is also a high priority for NAPA. The following video was produced to communicate the impacts of distracted driving
Top 10 Causes of Disabling Injuries  Liberty Mutual recently released its 2018 Workplace Safety Index identifying the top 10 most costly, nonfatal workplace injuries. The types of injuries identified by the insurance company mirror those consistently identified by OSHA and primarily include overexertion, slips/trips/falls, and struck-by. According to Liberty Mutual, these injuries totaled nearly $60 billion in direct U.S. workers compensation costs.
Silica Rule - 
With OSHA's new Silica Rule for roadway construction activies now being enforced, companies engaged in roadway construction must be aware of the potential for exposure to silica associated with common roadway construction activities, mitigation strategies and technologies, and reporting, monitoring, and other regulatory obligations.   READ MORE! 
Ask Asphalt Man Asphaltman

QUESTION:  Most of the asphalt work that we do is on wide crack repair for transverse cracks.  We typically mill out the length of the crack and patch back.  We have a steel drum "mini" roller with vibratory capabilities.  I am wondering what is the best practice for rolling these type of asphalt patches? A diagram or video tutorial, if available, would be helpful!  Thank you for your time.

ANSWER:  The best practice is to create a win-win situation. Have the repair area sized correctly to match your equipment. Sometimes this may mean your repairs will increase in size.  You mentioned a small vibratory steel drum roller. If it is a 24 inch roller make sure your patches are at least 24 inches wide or whatever size your roller is.  If your repairs are less than the width of your roller you are creating a "bridge" situation where the roller will be riding on the existing surface and create a great transition but possibly not achieving the required or desired compaction. If this is the case you may see additional compaction in the repairs as they are loaded (traffic is allowed to be on them).      If you would like. I can come out and take a look at your procedure and give you some advice. Just let me know .
"Best in Colorado" 2017 BiC
CATEGORY IV - Smoothest Pavement
A & S Construction Company of CaƱon City has been 
recognized with a CDOT state wide Smoothness Award - Pavement Category IV.  The award is in recognition of their SH 160 project in Las Animas 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.  This project is located along SH 160 east of Trinidad and consisted of overlaying approximately 22 miles of a 2-lane highway. The project showed a 56.9%  improvement in HRI for the 44.3 lane-miles of paving (dropping the HRI from 151.2 to 65.1)  Accepting the award (L to R): Karen Rowe (CDOT), Chris Robinette (A & S), Josh Ary (A & S), Troy Branon (CDOT), David Tafoya (A & S), Zach Bay (CDOT).
Parting Shots PartingShots
Hey Sis, that Bald Eagle thinks it is tougher than Mom

Scott Davis, VP Schmidt Construction and CAPA Board Member, recently returned from a photo trip to Alaska.  Check out to see some great shots. 
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
Copyright (C) 2018, All Rights Reserved