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Left: State Highway 9, Kremmling South (see more)
Right: State Highway 85- Brighton South (see more)
Volume 10 Number 16
October 16, 2015 



  
IN THIS ISSUE
CAPA You Tube Channel
 
Brad Garbelman of Kirkland Construction from Rye Colorado explains the modern operation of a continuous flow Asphalt Production Plant

What are your thoughts on Tom Brady and the whole football deflating issue?  Check out what Craig from Laconia, New Hampshire, had to say.  Do you agree with Craig?  Let Tom Clayton know 
Technology Update
Featured Technical Resource: 
Best Practices for Asphalt Mix Selection  This document provides an overview of best practices for asphalt mixture selection in Colorado.  Issues discussed include PG asphalt binders, RAP, aggregate size, gyration level.  


Reduce Distractions on the Paver
We all know to keep mobile ph
ones out of workers' hands during paving operations, especially at night when attention to surroundings is vital for safety.

Reduce a natural distraction with a bug zapper. It sounds simple-and it is! You can pick up this tennis-racket-like device at the local camping/outdoors store for a few dollars.

Insert batteries and you have an easy way to zap the bees that come up around the lights during night milling and paving projects
  Asphalt Pro  Magazine

Work Force Development
Getting the Future Workforce Excited About Our Industry - 
Bring your child to work - at the 2016 Asphalt Conference!   We are expanding our efforts to attract younger workers to the asphalt industry work force.   The upcoming 2016 Conference will include a NO COST opportunity to bring your child to the conference on Friday, February 26, 2016.  Watch for more details in the coming months.   
CAPA/RMAEC News

We Want You - Volunteers Needed!!

The CAPA Training & Education Committee will had its kick off meeting and the next meeting is scheduled for Friday November 6 at 11am at the CAPA Office. If you are interested in being part of this committee, all are welcome.  For more info, contact   Tom Clayton.

UPCOMING WEBINARS: 
60 - 90 minute sessions, 11:30am - 1:00pm  To register - CLICK HERE! 
The next offerings are scheduled for November 4, Fabric under Chip Seals November 10, Traditional pothole patching, ACA and infrared patching
November 18,  - Surface Seal Coats.   

To register for any of the listed webinars,  CLICK HERE!
 
Bill Caires, Principal/President,
Cesare, Inc., has been elected to the LabCAT Board of Directors representing the American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC), Colorado Chapter.  Bill has over 25 years of construction materials testing experience.  2015 has been a record year for attendance. 
  
2015 A Record Year for Certification  We are approaching 500 technicians going through the LabCAT certification program in 2015.  We have added a number of courses to keep up with demand.  Much thanks to the supplemental examiners (volunteer proctors) that have allowed us to have these additional classes.    To Register - click here


2016 will be the 20th Anniversary of LabCAT.  A celebration luncheon and program to thank all involved is being planned for Wednesday, June 1, 2016. MOre information will be shared as it becomes available.
CDOT News
CAPA Board Members included in New Industry Task Force with CDOT Leadership:  A new CCA/CDOT Task Force has been established with CDOT engineering management to keep lines of communication open on key issues of importance.  CAPA Board Members
Jeff Keller, President, APC Construction/APC Southern and Kyle Alpha, General Manager, United Companies are on the Task Force that includes CDOT Chief Engineer Josh Laipply.  Key topics:  bidding trends, project management. 
  
  
Registration is open for the CDOT sponsored 2015 Colorado Transportation Matters Summit .  Wed Oct 28th, Grand Hyatt Denver Keynote Speaker:  U. S. Dot Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx 
Associate Member Profile  
Faris Machinery joined CAPA as an Associate Member in 1983.  They specialize in new and used equipment for Construction and Municipalities. We offer Sales, Rentals, Parts, and Service to Oil and Gas, Solid Waste, Concrete, Asphalt, Environmental, and Job Site industries. Faris Machinery has three locations in Colorado - Grand Junction
(970) 242-4997 Denver- (303) 289-5743 and Colorado Springs - (719) 527-1016.

Upcoming Events
CDOT 2016 Pavement Program Update -  CAPA All Member Meeting Mark Your Calendar:  12:00 noon, Friday, November 13 at Cobitco, 5301 Bannock St., Denver, Colorado  A highlight of this meeting will be a presentation by CDOT Staff Materials on the 2016 Asphalt Pavement Projection.  To register
Parting Shots
CAPA Board Member Danny Gryzmala of A-1 Chipseal/Rocky Mountain Pavement Maintenance standing next to his new 1951 Ford pickup truck.
  

Can you find and identify the two photo bombers in the photo from the Golf Tournament??  Let Tom Clayton know and win a prize!

Happy Retirement to John Polhemus, Road & Bridge Director Summit County!!  John spent 25 years with the County and served for many years on the planning committee of the Rocky Mt. Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show. 

Most Scenic Roads in America  #7 - West Elk Loop, Colorado  
Important Deadline reminders
 
15 days to get your Nominations submitted"Best in Colorado" Asphalt Award Nominations Due October 30 is the deadline (postmarked) for submittals for the 22nd Annual "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Awards.   We have added a Small Contractor Award Category. Nominations can be made by either the owner/agency or consultant or the contractor. 

31 days to apply for the NCAT Scholarship- 2016 ASPHALT TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM  
 
The APWA - Colorado Chapter and CAPA, in cooperation with the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) have established an Asphalt Technology Scholarship Program.  The scholarship is for individuals involved in the design, construction oversight, production, management, supervision, or direction of capital and maintenance projects.  Scholarship recipients attend the  "Short Course in Asphalt Technology"  taught at NCAT, Auburn U., Alabama.   More Info  or Application form   Deadline:  December 4, 2015
"The Roads of Colorado" Calendar
Pictures Needed for 2016 Calendar!
It is not too early to send in your pictures!
Do you have pictures from your project(s) you would like to see as part of  the 2016 CAPA "Roads of Colorado" Calendar. We need the picture in "Landscape" format to fit on the pages of the calendar.  Send your pictures to Tom Clayton for consideration.   
CAPA Member News
The Mud Stops Here!!   New Affiliate Member:   FODS is a Denver based start-up company that has invented a revolutionary technology to reduce tracking in and out of construction sites.  FODS is a provider of track out mats for stabilized construction site entrances.  Primary contact is Kevin Martinez, CEO, is the primary contact.  

New Affiliate Agency:  Denver Water  has 1800 miles of pipe and most are under roadways.  They contract out all of the asphalt placement for construction of replacement water lines as well as emergency repairs.  The inspection and design groups are seeking more training and info as to how the contractors doing the work are proceeding and if they are following industry best practices.  Primary Contact:  Tim Lapan, Landscape Architect

New Address for Kiewit Infrastructure - Central District:  KIEWIT INFRASTRUCTURE CO., 160 Inverness Drive West, Suite 110, Englewood, CO 80112, (303) 979-9330


Greg Fightmaster
is a Product Support Service Representative of CAPA Associate Member Roadtec.  Greg covers a multi-state region. Greg can be contacted at ( 423) 260-1035.  

Industry News
CSU 
Construction Management
Announces Recipients of the CAPA Scholarship.  Congratulations to Parker Stokke and Graham McInerney as the 2015 recipients of the CAPA Scholarship at Colorado State University - Construction Management.  Both students are juniors who are interested in pursuing a career in heavy highway construction and were recognized at the CSU CM Annual Banquet in Ft. Collins on September 17, 2015.  Each will receive a $1,000 scholarship.  CAPA Executive Director Tom Peterson presented the scholarships and stated, "Parker and Graham are excellent students and we are proud to partner with CSU and provide this support to them.  Hopefully we will see them out "on the grade" on a highway project here in Colorado in the not too distant future."    
 
Fall 2015  Click Here  to View Tom Peterson's Perspective on Project Success: Safety + Quality + Teamwork + Productivity. To see the entire issue, click here!

N eed CEUs Fast?   NCAT Pavement 
C ourses Available , Online or on CD!  (View Schedule)  
 
Colorado Economy:  Average Colorado employment through August is 63,400 greater than the same period last year.  About 3/4th of the jobs have been added in the Health Care; Construction; Accommodations and Food Services; Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; and Manufacturing.   Review of Colorado Economy - Analysis of 2015 Data through August
Industry Meeting Notices


Rocky Mt. Asphalt User Producer Group - 24th Annual Conference; Nov 3-5, Phoenix AZ     www.rockymountainasphalt.com 

Vote YES this Election!! 
  Colorado Springs 2C  


Greeley 2A/2B
  Denver 2C
Asphalt Man!
We recently were asked a question about NMAS mixes and rutting. We reached out to a guest for an "Asphalt Man" answer. Here is the Q/A.  
Question: Should we be concerned about rutting using thin overlays and smaller sized aggregates?
Answer: The best information on rutting of thin overlays or mixes with smaller aggregate size comes from the NCAT test track. The following are excerpts from NCAT Report 13-05, THIN HMA OVERLAYS FOR PAVEMENT PRESERVATION AND LOW VOLUME ASPHALT ROADS.(Click here to see the entire answer)
  
Click here for other Asphalt Man questions
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

Jim Fife
Western Colorado Representative
970-260-0953
Quality Spotlight: 2014 "Best in Colorado" -
Project Delivery (co-winner)
    
Project: US highway 6 Gap Project, Interstate 25 Alameda to 6th Avenue Paving Contractor: Brannan Sand & Gravel General Contractor: Edward Kraemer and Sons Owner/Agency: CDOT Region 1
Brannan Sand and Gravel completed in one weekend what was first considered to take 3 to 4 weeks of night work - working 5 nights per week. This project was designed to add a lane for northbound I-25 traffic by narrowing lanes and shifting the median barrier wall to the west. Once the barrier was moved, the existing roadway was milled and repaved to the new alignment. 8,300 tons of stone matrix asphalt was placed in a 2.5" lift using a round the clock weekend closure. 2 crews were used allowing paving in echelon. Mix was produced out of one plant. Edward Kraemer and Sons was the prime contractor for the project. They coordinated Brannan's work as well as the milling subcontractor. Alpha Milling and the traffic control and pavement marking subcontractor Roadsafe. EK's planning and leadership led to the success of the project. Paving was completed 12 hours ahead of schedule and in plenty of time to avoid any impacts to the Monday morning rush hour. for overall appearance, segregation, longitudinal joints and ride quality.
Left to Right: Jon Joesten - Brannan Sand & Gravel, Quality Control Mgr.; Pablo Gonzales - CDOT R-1, Head Tester; Kevin Sullivan - CDOT R-1, Project Engineer; Bob Gindro - Brannan Sand & Gravel, Project Supt.; Abe Perez - Brannan Sand & Gravel, General Paving Supt.; Donald Perez - Brannan Sand & Gravel, Paving Supt.; Cody Taylor - Brannan Sand & Gravel, Paving Supt
  
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