Volume 14, Number 12                                      July 31,  2019

ASPHALT - The smooth quiet ride!  Paving from around the state!
Left - I-225 @ night, 2nd Left - Widefield K-8 School,
2nd Right Colorado Springs 2C, Right - West Bowles Avenue
Table of Conte nts  Contents 
RMAEC Asphalt WebinarsWebinars
Upcoming Webinar:   Thin Lift Asphalt Paving for Maintenance and Rehabilitation.  This will focus on the "Best Practices" for selecting the proper thin lift treatments for maintenance processes. Thursday, August 8, 2019 @ 11:30am - 1:00pm   Link to Registration  All RMAEC Webinars are offered at NO COST to CAPA Members, APWA, CARSE, and CDOT
Industry_News Industry News
I-76 Rubblization Project Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary    CAPA's Newsletter - summer 1999.  The rubblization of old concrete pavement and asphalt overlay was introduced to Colorado on I-76, just east of Sterling in the summer of 1999.  A 3 mile project was rehabilitated by Asphalt Paving Company (now known as APC Construction).      

The roadway is celebrating its 20th anniversary without rehabilitation and with only surface maintenance repairs.  CDOT and other local agencies in Colorado have gone on to use the rubblization technology including on sections of I-25 north of Denver. Click here to read the article from the Summer 1999 "The High Road' (now known as The Road Ahead magazine)    
Phase IV (2015-2017) NCAT Test Track Findings Report Available  NCAT is pleased to announce the finalized publication of Report 18-04, Phase VI (2015-2017) NCAT Test Track Findings. Six cycles of research have now been completed at the NCAT Test Track, and the findings have helped sponsors refine their materials specifications, construction practices and pavement design procedures for asphalt pavements. The research topics and objectives of experiments conducted in the sixth research cycle include: cracking tests, porous friction course, bio-based rejuvenator, enhanced friction surface, softer binder for high RAP mix, stress absorbing interlayer, longitudinal joints and durability, high RAP thin overlay, friction and bond strength, 4.75 mm thin overlay, cold central plant recycling and full depth reclamationRead Report 
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Study of Asphalt Binder  This study on asphalt binder produced in North America was completed in March 2019.  The full report, an executive summary, and associated LCI datasets are  all free downloads!
Turnpike Trouble:
CDOT: US 36 Repairs Will Likely Take A 'Matter Of Months
Repairs to a collapsed section of U.S. 36 near Westminster and Broomfield will likely take "a matter of months," CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew said on July 26.  "It's a little soon to provide a final timeline," Lew said nearly a week after several lanes of the highly traveled link between Denver and Boulder closed. 
The Transportation Commission has approved a $20.4 million draw from its contingency fund to pay for repairs and other costs related to the incident.  A landslide under the road caused a retaining wall to fail near Church Ranch Boulevard, officials said. CDOT chose Wisconsin-based Kraemer North America as its contractor for the project.  Lew said $400,000 should cover emergency response and traffic management costs, as well as reimbursement to RTD for running free buses for two days. The remaining $20 million will go toward repair costs.   Live CDOT Camera watching the US 36 collapse

U.S. 36 collapse: CDOT says soil has finished settling as crews dismantle highway wall Design for rebuilding project is more than halfway finished.
Visit the CAPA YouTube page to see where we are out looking at projects from around the State.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for these upcoming CAPA events:
"The Roads of Colorado" Photo Contest   Each year CAPA develops "The Roads of Colorado" Calendar that showcases asphalt paving and beautiful roads of Colorado.  We need your help and have developed a Photo Contest!!  Send us your best high-resolution photos by November 1, 2019.  It doesn't have to be a paving project photo!  Think about your children riding their favorite toy on a great asphalt driveway, or walking your dog down a smooth residential street, maybe biking or hiking pictures on an asphalt trail.   Submit photos to Tom Clayton
"Best in Colorado" Asphalt Awards Program Update! - The  Criteria  and  Nomination Forms  for the 2019 "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Awards program are available and posted on CAPA website. If you are working in the Mountain areas and finish your projects early, nominate them as soon as they are ready to avoid having our judging team having to visit after the snow has started to fall.  
Colorado DOT Receives $8.3 M Grant for US 287 The U.S. DOT has  selected  20 projects - for highway, bridge, port and rail improvements-to share $856 million in the latest round of its highly competitive INFRA grant program. [ View DOT fact sheets on each winning project here. ]    Included in the list of projects is a Colorado DOT project and an award for $8.297 million to add approximately 12 miles of passing lanes (both north and south bound) along a 122-mile segment of US 287 in rural southeastern Colorado. Improvements to this part of the roadway link is divided into 4 segments, with each segment adding about 2 to 4 miles of passing lanes that can be northbound, southbound, or both.  (Colorado Project Fact Sheet)
CDOT Announces $660 M in Projects for Bidding this Year 
CDOT recently announced that more than $660 M in projects across the state will be put out to bid by the end of January 2020. This investment represents CDOT's next step in ongoing efforts to continue improving the safety and asset condition of transportation infrastructure across Colorado.  Many of the repair and maintenance projects also support CDOT's "Whole System - Whole Safety" program.  Project List.
AC Cost Adjustment Provision , The CDOT Chief Engineer issued a  memo (6/24/2019) regarding the AC Cost Adjustment Provision.  The memo provides guidance on asphalt related projects bid in December, 2018, and January, 2019, where the AC Cost Adjustment Index was at a historic low level.  There were 11 projects bid during this time period with HMA/SMA quantities greater than 10,000 tons.  
Efficiency & Accountability Committee Evaluating Consultant Usage   
Senate Bill 19-079 was recently signed into law by Governor Polis requiring the CDOT Efficiency and Accountability Committee to study and report recommendations relating to consulting engineer contracts on CDOT construction projects. This includes analyzing the value of consultant costs using hourly vs. fixed price methods and making recommendations on the following five specific items:
  1. Implementation of lump sum procurement
  2. Quality assurance process
  3. Revolving door of retired state employees going to work for consultants
  4. Incentives for closing contracts, early project completion and timely resolution of problems
  5. Project staffing and implementation of 2014 Work Plan for Consultants
The next meeting of the Committee will be Thursday, August 15, 12pm - 2pm at CDOT Headquarters in Denver. Stay tuned for more information about how CDOT will be implementing these initiatives.   Learn More
Understanding LCCA in Highway Legislation and Federal Projects
Life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) is an evaluation of the total economic worth of a usable pavement segment by analyzing initial costs and discounted future costs, such as maintenance, reconstruction, rehabilitation, restoring and resurfacing costs, over a given analysis period that 
includes the expected life of the project segment.  Most  state transportation agencies utilize LCCA as a tool in the process of planning, designing, and selecting pavement type for their highways and roads and have refined methods for determining when and how to apply LCCA and inputs based on regional and local performance (i.e. service life) and cost information. READ THE ENTIRE REPORT
2019 IMPACT Leadership Group Conference
September 17-19, 2019  Atlanta, GA

All leaders have blind spots-behaviors and attitudes that are getting in the way of our effectiveness. That's why self-awareness is an essential attribute to becoming a great leader. This session will guide participants to greater awareness of the strengths, challenges, and opportunities that come with their personality type.   More information
Part one in Sustainable Asphalt Pavements: A Practical Guide, a four-part series of documents focused on what an asphalt producer or asphalt project can do now to address sustainability within the confines of good business practice.

SIP 101: Sustainability Overview provides a practical definition of sustainability and the elements of and reasons for a business approach to sustainability.  
More information
Highway agency leaders
report that their No. 1 Challenge is Funding (Edelman Berland, 2013). As federal funding for infrastructure investment continues to remain
inadequate compared to the need, many agencies are looking to prioritize pavement performance, life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA), and pavement
durability in their decision-making processes. Simply put, agencies want to ensure they get the most pavement life possible from each precious dollar. Read More!
How to Pave Around a Manhole
When performing residential paving or paving on city streets, you're guaranteed to find sewer caps, utility covers, water main shutoffs and/or manhole covers in your path. A number of companies sell manhole risers in many diameters that you can place around the obstruction to make your job of paving around them a little easier. Do that effectively by checking the subbase when you get to the site and compacting the material as soon as it's paved.Check the Subbase
On new road construction, the utilities are usually put in a day or so before the contractor comes in to pave. That means you have the water main or gas main shutoff sticking up in the middle of your roadway with gravel or packed dirt around it. You want to begin by strengthening that area to prevent cracking of your fine pavement in the future.
Strengthen the subbase with good soil compaction technique. Spread concrete at a depth of an inch or two in a 5" or 6" diameter around the structure, essentially sealing the soil and stabilizing it so it doesn't move. Read the entire article  Courtesy The Asphalt Pro Magazine and John Ball     
Training and Education Training
Balanced Mix Designs - Key Topic at NAPA Mid-Year Meeting  The NAPA Mid-Year Meeting was held in Asheville, North Carolina, on July 21 - 24.  The meeting included committee meetings and educational sessions.  The primary technical focus was on Balanced Mix Designs (BMD).  25 state agencies in the US are either implementing, evaluating, or considering the implementation of balanced mix designs.  Colorado is not one of them.  CAPA will be represented at a regional BMD workshop instructed by NCAT and planned for September 26 in Utah.    Link to NCAT Balanced Mix Design Workshop 
NCAT Short Course In Asphalt Technology Comes to Colorado. As of this publication date, more than 65 persons have registered to attend this course. Don't hesitate and be shut out, register today to reserve your spot.   November 4 - 8 are the dates  The NCAT Course was last held in Colorado in 2015.   The course starts at 1:00 pm 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
Attendee's can attend 1 day or 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.  Introduction to PC/OA Education Course:  Recent attendee feedback: "The training was very helpful.  It helped me better understand the procedures of the different types of testing."  Sign up for the August 6-9, 2019 course today!   See all of the 2019 Intro to PC/OA Course dates
WoAWomen of Asphalt 
The Colorado chapter of the Women of Asphalt (WOA) continues to gain momentum.  The Colorado chapter held an organizational meeting on June 26th. They discussed how the chapter might run and be organized. They will be meeting again the first week of August to work with the national group to establish a Colorado chartered group. They have tentatively planned a mixer for later in the Fall.   We will continue to work with the Women of Asphalt  to provide a platform for communications  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, Jo Taylor, Colorado Public Works Journal 720-360-6737
The July/August 2019  issue of NAPA's Asphalt Pavement Magazine is now available!    Click here to start reading this issue now!   Check out page #25 for an article on Abby Glasser of Martin Marietta, a Women of Asphalt.   
Awards_Dinner25th Annual "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Awards 
The 2018 "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Award Winners  are 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 "Rural Highway  New or Reconstruction" The scope of this $1.2M project included 4.8 miles of road reconstruction and select stream restoration throughout James Canyon Drive to repair the flood damage that occurred in September 2013. Kelly Trucking completed the subgrade work and Brannan paved back the roadway with 13,000 tons of asphalt. Paving began in July 2018 and was completed in August for a total of 31 days. The working environment was a tight mountain canyon creating challenges for hauling and paving operations, along with other projects going on in the canyon at the same time. The Jamestown community was very accommodating and appreciative of the work performed. 
Additional contributions were provided by: Kelley Trucking for general contractor and subgrade work and RoadTrac for profilograph testing to adjust for smoothness. Accepting the award (R to L): Jeff Langan (Brannan), Colton Coughlin (Boulder County), Andrea Holtorf (Brannan), Abe Perez Jr. (Brannan), Jose Melchor (Brannan), and Chris Ruth (Brannan).   Read more.     The award winners are also featured in the Spring 2019 CAPA "The Road Ahead "     

NOTE:  2019 Nominations are due by October 25.  The nomination forms and Criteria are NOW available.
Parting Shots PartingShots
CAPA would like to send our condolences to the family of William George "Bill" Paukoviich on his passing July 12th. Bill was a long time employee of Brannan Sand and Gravel Company.  He joined the Brannan Sand and Gravel Company in 1950 and retired as the Corporate Secretary in 1988. During his career, he was a founding member of the Colorado Asphalt Producers Association and inducted into the Colorado Asphalt Hall of Fame.Donations may be made to Bridge Community, 3101 W. Hillside Place, Denver, CO 80219, Attn: Sister Mary Katherine. He will be dearly missed by family and friends. Full obituary 
New Approved ASTM Standards - Different CAPA!  D8229 - Standard Guide for Corrective Action and Preventive Action (CAPA) for the Cannabis Industry is a new standard, now available. D8229-19 developed by Committee D37.02, ASTM BOS Volume 15.10.   We were asked (tongue in cheek) if our CAPA (asphalt) will comment on this new standard CAPA (cannabis).     No we will not! 
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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