Volume 14, Number 07                                      May 8,  2019

The "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Pavement Awards presented at several City Council and Board of County Commissioner meetings this spring.
Clockwise from upper left: Cherry Hills Village; Greenwood Village; City of Sheridan; City of Greeley; Adams County; 
Table of Conte nts  Contents 
RMAEC Asphalt WebinarsWebinars
Upcoming Webinar:  Pavement Management 101
Thursday, May 16 @ 11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker:  Mike Skinner, P. E. CAPA Director of Engineering      This 60 minute session will present an overview of the primary fundamentals of pavement management.  Geared to municipal engineers, road and bridge professionals, consultants and private property managers and owners.  Link to Registration
Spring All Member Meeting - May 17 Pavement Management Systems  The CAPA Spring All Member Meeting will be held on Friday, May 17, 11:30am - 1:30pm at the City of Centennial Community Room (NOTE THE NEW LOCATION).  The Meeting will include a presentation on the new MGPEC TAM Guide entitled "Local Agency Pavement Management Systems: Implementation Guide. 
Also, a key focus of the meeting will be on
"The Women of Asphalt". which 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.  The Women of Asphalt is now a coalition to lead and inspire women in the asphalt industry.  Link to Register or Learn More 
Tom Clayton was back on the Western Slope on May 2 as a presenter at the CARSE Regional Workshop in Montrose providing information on specifications and contract requirements.  He was also a presenter with a live webinar on Inspection.   
CAPA Board of Directors Update:  Dave Lemesany has retired from Martin Marietta.  With this in mind, the CAPA Board of Directors took action at its April 4 meeting and elected new officers (effective May 1) to complete the 2018-2019 term.  Ryan Yoch, the Martin Marietta new VP/GM Asphalt was elected to the CAPA Board of Directors.  The newly elected Executive Committee includes the following:

    • President:                    Brenda Shuler, Aggregate Industries
    • Vice President:            Mike McDonald, Kiewit Infrastructure  
    • Secretary:                    Ken Coulson, Coulson Excavating Co.
    • Treasurer:                    John Paul Ary, A&S Construction
    • 1st Past President:       Kyle Alpha, United Companies
    • Officer:                         Russ Larsen, Elam Construction
    • Officer:                         Grant Cruseturner, Brannan Sand & Gravel
    • Officer Proxy:               Scott Davis, Schmidt Construction
    • Officer Proxy:               John Pinello, Simon Constructors   .
Industry-NewsIndustry News 
The Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In is planned for May 14-15.  It coincides with the next meeting between legislative leaders and President Trump.  CAPA Executive Director Tom Peterson will be part of the Colorado group attending.  The event includes an industry briefing, congressional reception, and visits to members of the Colorado delegation at the Capital.  The much-anticipated April 30 White House meeting between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats ended with initial agreement on several key elements  of an infrastructure bill.  READ MORE  
CSU CM Program Update The Spring 2019 CSU CM Professional Advisory Development Board meeting was held on April 24.  Tom Peterson serves on the PADB Board of Advisors.  CM Professor Scott Shuler will be retiring at the end of the year.  Dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences Jeff McCubbin will be retiring in July.  The college has grown from $31 M to $53 M during his tenure starting in 2011 and enrollment is at 4,900.  The CM Department enrollment is around 770.  This includes 216 pre-construction, and 554 CM.  94 graduates are expected this spring and 80 in December.  The Department provided statistics on CM Student Placement and CM Intern Placement that included salary statistics and internship trends.  
Coffee with Denver Mayor Hancock     CAPA coordinated a coffee/fund raiser meeting with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Friday, April 26.  The Mayor is running for re-election for a 3rd term.  Topics discussed include his commitment to street funding, DBE requirements, the use of the city owned asphalt plant.  In attendance were Mike Skinner - CAPA; Brenda Shuler - Aggregate Industries, Grant Cruseturner - Brannan, Ryan Yoch - Martin Marietta, and Stu Ponting - CASI.  
Interested in Helping Plan the 47th Annual Rocky Mt. Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show??   Planning is underway for the 47th Annual Rocky Mt. Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show set for February 19-20, 2020.  The Agenda Committee will be meeting on May 22 and June 18 (both meetings at 9 am, CAPA Office) and the next Planning Committee Meeting is set for July 10, 9:30am @ Cobitco.   For more info or to be added to the Planning Committee, contact Tom Peterson.  
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS:  Multi-Agency Paving and Street Rehabilitation Project
This project will include rehabilitation for portions of identified streets and roads in the City of  Gunnison, Gunnison County, Town of Crested Butte, Town of Mt. Crested Butte and Crested  Butte South Metro District. Work for each entity may include paving and rehabilitation of identified streets and roads, curb and gutter and/or valley pan, replacement and drainage improvements for each entity. As a multi-agency project, a notice of award and contract will be with one selected contractor.   Copies of bidding documents are available at BidNetDirect.com  or    www.gunnisonco.gov/rfp .
CDOT Prequalification and Audit staff are hosting a webinar for professional services consultants who are not yet prequalified or still need a Master Price Agreement (MPA). Prequalification is required to be awarded any CDOT consultant contract so this is a necessary step if you want to do business with CDOT.
The webinar will walk you through the Supplier Self Service Portal (SuSS), Form 1058, and the MPA requirements.  Register here >  Wednesday, May 22, 2019; 10:30am - 12pm; 

CDOT/CCA Transportation Policy Committee Meeting (TPC)  

The bi-monthly TPC Meeting was held on April 21.  Highlights below:

    • Some of CDOT Headquarters staff and functions are being reorganized.  They are considering consolidating the Program Management Office (PMO), Traffic Operations, and Product Support.    
    • A Deputy Chief Engineer position is going to be established. 
    • A Constructability Review Committee is being developed to set guidance.on the use of constructability reviews.  CAPA will be involved.    
    • Approximately 25% of all CDOT design is done in-house. 
    • Next Meeting:  June 24, 9:30am - 11:00am.  CDOT Headquarters. 
Minimum Layer Thickness:
Question:  Does CAPA have best practices for paving lift thicknesses?
Answer:   There are industry standards on minimum paving thicknesses based on nominal maximum aggregate size. These standards are incorporated into the CDOT Lift Thickness Standards. The CDOT Pavement Design Manual (Section 3.6.2) includes guidance on both minimum and maximum lift thickness as it pertains to long term pavement performance. The CDOT Pavement Design Manual (Section 3.6.2, page 3-11) Required Minimum Thickness of Pavement Layer.
Training and Education Training
NCAT Short Course In Asphalt Technology Comes to Colorado  November 4 - 8 are the dates for the NCAT Short Course in Asphalt Technology hosted by the RMAEC.  The NCAT Course were last held in Colorado in 2015.   The course starts at 1:00pm on Monday the 4th of November and runs until 12:00 noon on Friday, November 8.  Course content is being tailored to Colorado and will be taught by Dr. Mike Hietzman and Don Watson.  To register,  go to NCAT Comes to Colorado Registration
CSU Pueblo launches  Construction Management  Certificate program!    Specialize your education.  Certificates are the fast-track to a better, more rewarding career in the construction management industry. Students are able to use knowledge and skills learned in their certificate programs on the job site immediately.    All credit from any certificate program may count towards the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Online Program. Certificates are meant to be completed in one semester.  See more about the program
Asphalt Lunch & Learns/Short Courses - Still 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!

Recently our staff was in Clear Creek County and has training scheduled or proposed in Grand and Summit Counties in the near future.
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 pages.  
Introduction to Process Control/Owner Acceptance (PC/OA) Asphalt Testing Education Course - 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.   See all of the 2019 Intro to PC/OA Course dates
Awards_Dinner25th Annual "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Awards 
The 2018 "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Award winning projects have been posted on the CAPA website. The CDOT Smoothest Asphalt Pavement Awards and Quality in Production Awards are also posted.  

The featured category for this issue is Commercial Parking Lot, Brannan Sand and Gravel and Amazon   Read more.     The award winners are also featured in the Spring 2019 CAPA news magazine "The Road Ahead "

NOTE:  2019 Nominations are due by October 25. 
New Video Series on Asphalt Pavement Principles  The FHWA recently released a short video on density and durability as part of a new series titled Asphalt Pavement Principles. The video project was completed as part of the cooperative agreement between NAPA and FHWA. NAPA's engineering and communication teams.   
Webinar Series  A Practical Guide to Sustainable Asphalt Pavements  A 4-part webinar series that accompanies NAPA's forthcoming publication series, Sustainable Asphalt Pavements, A Practical Guide.  Part 2: Sustainability Specifics; Thursday, May 16   Learn More and Register

NAPA Committee Begins to Examine Workforce Issues

   On April 10, NAPA held the first meeting of its new Workforce Development Committee. The committee, which includes Fred Marvel of Brannan Sand & Gravel, is comprised of three task forces, which will focus on market research and messaging, developing partnerships, and delivering the promise of a high-quality working environment to current employees.  (More Info) 
Roads to Your Future is a FHWA program to address shortages in the highway construction workforce. The goal is to help participating companies understand the magnitude of the highway construction workforce challenge, start local workforce development efforts, market highway construction job openings, and identify, train, and place workers into highway construction careers. Click here to learn more about how you can address workforce challenges at your company.
Parting Shots PartingShots
Congratulations to first time Grandpa, Michael Stanford on the birth of his grand daughter, Liliana Rose Stanford, Mom Lauren (who is a Rocksol Consulting Group employee) and Dad Jay are also doing good.   
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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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