Volume 14, Number 08                                      May 24,  2019

The annual Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In to Washington D.C. was held on May 14-15, 2019.  There were approximately 400 attendees from around the country and the Colorado group had representation from CAPA, CCA, CRMCA, CSSGA, and ACPA.  Visits were held with nearly all of the Colorado Congressional delegation.  We were joined on the our visits by CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew.   
A focus of the discussions was funding for transportation and plans for reauthorization of the FAST Act. Colorado Transportation Funding Resources
Table of Conte nts  Contents 
RMAEC Asphalt WebinarsWebinars
CAPA News CAPA
On Friday, May 17, 2019, CAPA held an industry luncheon with a focus on a potential Colorado chapter of the Women of Asphalt (WOA).  The response was amazing and we are looking forward to our next steps.  The Colorado chapter will be anxiously waiting to hear from the WOA on the national level in July to see how to set up our chapter.  Focus areas suggested include training and education, networking, mentoring, and encouraging more women to join our industry.  For more information to get involved with this group:  Nicki Upright, CDOT, (970) 350-2316, Tammy Buck, Yeh and Associates, 303-358-4185, Natalie Ulven, Pyramid Construction, 719-355-0150 or Erin Spicer, Colorado Barricade 303-434-6174 
New Member Corner:  Huitt- Zollars, Inc has recently joined the CAPA family of members. A full service design firm, Huitt-Zollars, Inc.  approaches each project, no matter how large or how small, as a unique challenge to understand our clients' needs, and develop a design solution that best serves them. We call this  ADVANCE  DESIGN Transforming how we live, work, and connect with our world.  K ey contacts include Jon Girand, P.E. VP , Jerry Prusik, P.E. VP and Sean Lehocky, P.E. Projeect Manager
CAPA Board of Directors Update:  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 
Asphalt Pavement Condition Data  Services.  Pedro Manriquez of A.G. Wassenaar attended the recent All Member Meeting and showcased their equipment to collect and analyze pavement condition data.  
This is the first vehicle which calls Colorado as its home base. Link to Video  
The new MGPEC Pavement Design Standard and Total Asset Management (TAM) Guide have been approved.  The documents are available from the MGPEC website
Industry Project Open Houses
SMA using WMA   will be hosted by the City of Lakewood and Martin Marietta and demonstrate the use of WMA in a SMA mixture.   They have limited production and placement temperatures for the materials. The anticipated open house time is the week of May 27th. Registration Page . We will e-mail the date, time and location once it is finalized. 

Spray Patching will be hosted by Vance Brothers and the City of Thornton on Wedne sday June 12, 2019 at 8:00am.  It will feature Bergkamp equipment highlighting new processes and new emulsions.   If suspect weather causes delays, or for more info, contact  Drew Vance 303-341-2604  To register  
Safety Corner:   
for exposing workers to burns and falls at a mobile asphalt mixing plant. A worker was hospitalized after falling 15 feet from an elevated surface, and the company now faces more than $250,000 in fines. OSHA reports the initial incident occurred during the transfer of ambient temperature oil from a 55-gallon drum into a 450 degree Fahrenheit hot-oil tank, subsequently burning three employees. The incident is a stark reminder to: 1) ensure proper identification and control (including PPE) of potential hazardous conditions and operational activities; and 2) ensure fall protection is in place for any working surface with an unprotected side or edge 4 feet (or higher) above a lower level. OSHA's Fall protection standard, revised two years ago, is  available here.  
From NCAT: Asphalt Technology News  Spring 2019; Vol. 31, No. 1  
The Spring NCAT Technology News is available by clicking here! .   The issue includes a great article entitled Crack Sealing: A Cost-Effective Option for Extending Pavement Life.
The 2019 Spring APWA Colorado newsletter, The Practitioner, is now available! 



New technology is available
for the testing and thickness of in place Asphalt Paving Materials (APM). In the most recent issue of Asphalt Pro Magazine, there is an article about how the Maine DOT uses GSSI's PaveScan RDM to measure whether there is uniform density throughout a pavement layer.  The Maine DOT is at the forefront of research on how to improve road pavement quality and extend service life. One recent addition is the use of GSSI's PaveScan RDM, which is designed to measure whether there is uniform density throughout a pavement layer. Read More.  To learn more about PaveScan RDM contact Rob Sommerfeldt at GSSI.
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CDOT News  CDOT
Construction CPM Schedules CDOT has updated the Section 108 Project Schedule requirements.  Definitions were added and changed, clarity added to a number of areas including length of construction activities, and submittal requirements.  Link to Presentation  More Info:  Laura Zamora, P.E.; Contracts & Market Analysis Branch,   (303) 757-9233.
New Standard Special Provisions: 
Both are to be used beginning with projects awarded after July 1, 2019.   CDOT Construction Specifications website:  
  • Revision of Section 105 - Cooperation by Contractor
  • Revision of Section 108 - Failure to Complete Work on Time
Question: 
Does CAPA have guidance on having an effective Pre-Paving meeting?
 
Answer:   The industry, CDOT and local agencies came together a few years ago to create an effective pre-pave meeting agenda. This document has elements to discuss almost any situation which may come up as part of a paving project. The document is available from the CAPA web site.   If you are entering into a new project, we suggest you hold a pre-pave meeting no matter the size of the project.  
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
The third and final video of the Asphalt Pavement Principles series has been posted to FHWA's YouTube channel. The video covers Long-Life Pavements, Perpetual Pavements.   The video was added to the Asphalt Pavement Principles series playlist

Caterpillar has launched a virtual reality safety training tool to help road construction crews stay safe on the job.   Around 90% of accidents are caused by unsafe behavior rather than unsafe conditions. That's why it's so important to teach crew members how to work safely on the job site.   Safety training of this nature typically comes in one of two forms.  Entire article
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
NAPA News NAPA
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.   
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 "City Street Resurfacing" This project was in the City of Fort Collins and completed by Martin Marietta in Fort Collins.  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.  
Parting Shots PartingShots
Congratulations to Dave Lemesany! 
Dave Lemesany, VP/GM - Asphalt & Paving, Martin Marietta, has retired.  Dave was the CAPA President 2018-2019.  We wish Dave all the very best in retirement!  Photo:  Dave (center) at his retirement luncheon with senior Martin Marietta leadership and CAPA Executive Director Tom Peterson, far right.     
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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