Volume 11 Number 01
January 11, 2016

From the Education Center
2016 Short Courses - Best Practices in Asphalt Paving & Maintenance 
Warm mix asphalt, RAP, asphalt mixture selection, paving, compaction, joints, smoothness are several of the topics that can discussed in a customized training session with CAPA Director of Training & Member Services Tom Clayton.   1 hour to all day sessions are available.  No cost to CAPA Member organizations. More Info

Asphalt Lunch & Learn Sessions
Pavement management, PaveExpress Design Software, life cycle cost analysis, rehab and maintenance strategy selection, are a few of the more popular topics.  Mike Skinner, PE., Director of Pavement Engineering, is the lead instructor and available to come to you.  PDH/CEU's available, No Cost to CAPA members.  ( More Info)
2016 Asphalt Webinar Schedule Announced  14 webinars have been planned 2016.  The webinars are on a variety of asphalt topics including pavement design, inspection, placement, compaction, surface treatments, etc.    PDH's/CEUs available.  All webinars are offered at NO COST to CAPA, APWA and CARSE members, and CDOT personnel. 

More Info:  RMAEC website
Technology Update
Colorado First: Colorado's Highway History
Jagged ravines, 600-foot drop-offs, roadside crosses, and terrifying turns around hairpin corners with no guard rails-all are standard on the Million Dollar Highway, a 23-mile thrill ride.  By Clay Latimer,  AAA Colorado Magazine January/February 2016
CAPA You Tube Channel -Facebook pages
Developing a Game Plan for Successful Bidding   CAPA partnered with the APWA to host a panel discussion on "Best Practices for Street Improvement Contracts" at the APWA Annual Conference.  The panel discussion was led by CAPA Director of Pavement Engineering Mike Skinner, PE., and included Justin Vensel, PE, Project Engineer, City of Grand Junction.  Justin discussed the importance of Developing a Game Plan for Successful Bidding   Video Link
From the CAPA Facebook Page -
Proud of your paving projects? 
Friend us on Facebook and post your photos/videos.  
Associate Member Profile
RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc. is one of the nation's largest providers of traffic control and pavement marking services. They also offer an extensive line of top quality traffic safety products for sale. The company slogan, "Life on the Road" is about their dedication to work zone safety and the goal to protect the motoring public, pedestrians, workers and property. Let them know how they may be of assistance to you for your next project or selection of traffic safety products.
About RoadSafe Denver Office:
3537 Delgany Street
(303) 298-8407
Site Contact: Jay Tisdall or Paul Grillo
Industry News
All new AASHTO Publications Catalog  

2016 NAPA Webinar Line-Up Begins January 14   For details, visit www.AsphaltPavement.org/webinar. 

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

Jim Fife
Western Colorado Representative
Headline News
The 23rd Annual "Best In Colorado"Asphalt Awards Dinner & Program  is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24 @ 6:30pm, at the Crowne Plaze Hotel (I-70/Chambers Rd.). 
Sponsorship's Available.  Join Wagner Equipment Co, Ingevity, and Faris Machinery. We need sponsors for the various awards and recognition.  To Register 

We are early in 2016 and have already added two new members to the CAPA Family.

The NEW Members are Andale Construction Inc. based in Wichita, Kansas with their Colorado representative based near Durango.  Andale will be marketing a pavement preservation treatment HA5 High Density Mineral Bond in Colorado. For More information contact Caleb Fiske 505-716-6851
Our other new member is Best Engineering Services and Technologies. They are a full service geotechnical company based out of Silverthorne. The President is Lisa Best and staff engineer is Matt Best  970-409-9670,  
43rd Annual Rocky Mt Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show
RMACES: The 2016 theme is "Paving it Forward  with Team Work"  
Rocky Mt. Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show          February 24-26, 2016

The Johnny Cash Team??
No! The Planning Committee of the Annual Asphalt Conference has worked hard to organize the upcoming conference.  Hope you will join us.  More info
Industry News
Former CDOT RTD Bob Garcia has joined the team at CAPA Affiliate Member RJ Pagan and Associates as a Senior Construction Engineer.  In his new role, he will provide overall program delivery support with a particular emphasis in construction administration.   Bob can be contacted at rgarcia@rjpagan.com (303) 663-5801. 
Longtime CDOT engineer Rick Gabel is now a Senior Construction Project Engineer with Jacobs.  He can be contacted at
(847) 833-0809

Tom Laubis
has retired from his position as Regional Sales Manager with CAPA Associate Member Gencor Industries. Tom spent his entire career 45+ years with the company.  Future requests or questions can be directed to Dennis Hunt or Debbie Johnson at 407-290-6000.  In retirement, Tom can be contacted at  tomlaubis@gmail.com .   Tom has assisted CAPA over the years with the Asphalt Plant Tour in conjunction with the Rocky Mt. Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show.  
Asphalt Man!

What goes into constructing an award winning project?

ANSWER: The judging criteria is based on:
Overall Appearance
Joint Construction
Ride Quality
Complexity/ Difficulty

All of the above are explained on the Asphalt Man page
Click here for the other Asphalt Man questions and answers. 
I-25 North Express Lanes Segment 3 Pre-Bid & Networking Meeting Your opportunity to meeting with the CDOT Project Team and network with the primes who are bidding.  January 15, 2016, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, CDOT Headquarters, 2nd Floor Auditorium. 
Project IM 0253-234 was advertised today includes a 12.5% DBE goal and additional goals for On-the-Job-Training (OJT). The project is located on the I-25 corridor north of 120th Avenue to SH 7. It will include developing express toll lanes, making roadway improvements, installing retaining and noise walls, providing water quality treatment. More information can be found on the CDOT project website.
Current & Future Bidding Opportunities 
There are several paving and rehabilitation project bidding over the next few weeks.  This includes over 230,000 tons of asphalt materials being bid on January 28 alone.    (CDOT Bidding Info)

New Colorado Procedure (CP 78-16a) Certification of High Speed Profilers All Materials Bulletins  can be found on the CDOT website.  
Recent Publications
NAPA's Asphalt Pavement Magazine - Jan/Feb 2016 
Your digital issue is available now   The focus of this issue is on sustainibility
The Fall 2015 issue of CAPA's
 "THE Road Ahead" Magazine 
 is   available online
Articles include Concrete Out, Asphalt In, Part 1, 2, and 3 and US24 10 Year Warranty.  We thank our many advertisers and publisher Golden Bell Press.  The issue is an insert in the current edition of the Colorado Public Works Journal.  
Parting Shots

2 01 6 is the 20th Anniversary of LabCAT   MARK YOUR  CALENDAR!  
A cele bration luncheon to thank  all involved is being planned for Wednesd ay, June 1, 2016.@ the Marriott Hotel Park Meadows. Watch for more information soon .
Even the FedEx Delivery Man Loves Asphalt!! 
Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association
office@co-asphalt.com | http://www.co-asphalt.com
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Suite 110
Centennial, CO 80112