Volume 10 Number 18
November 23, 2015 

Featured Projects
CDOT Region 5 Hesperus to Macon Hill Click on the picture for more photos

29th Street Reconstruction

Loveland, CO  

Click on the picture more photos
CAPA You Tube Channel
Congratulations to Peyton Manning - NFL Career Passing Yards Record  (Link to Video)
"Best Practices for Street Overlay Contracts - Minimizing Project Delays"    CAPA partnered with the APWA to host a panel discussion led by  Darren Moritz of the City of Ft. Collins on the importance of minimizing project impacts.  (Video Link)   

Drone on an Asphalt Project in Colorado!!  (Link to Video Luke McGeeney of Rocky Mountain Asphalt & Materials captured the recent
echelon paving on State Highway 16, south of Colorado Springs, via photo/video with the help of a drone.    

2016 Surface Treatment Program
A highlight of the recent All Member Meeting was a presentation by Mike Stanford, Asphalt Pavement Program Engineer, on the projected 2016 Surface Treatment Program.  CDOT is projecting 1.3 M tons of asphalt material in 2016.  This includes SMA, WMA, and HMA.  In addition, quantities of pavement preservation treatments are also included. 
CDOT RAP Usage Climbs from 2014. 
The CDOT Staff Materials Branch has published the  2015 RAP Usage in Asphalt Materials Report.  The report shows that of the 1,065,764 tons of asphalt materials placed in 2015, 165,449 tons of RAP were used.  The 2015 amount represents  15.52%, up from 14.98% in 2014.
Assigning Roadway Smoothness
Categories.  As projects for 2016 are advertised and bid, designers and contractors are encouraged to verify that the appropriate Roadway Smoothness Category is selected on each project.  Thin lift overlay project less than 1-1/2" are Category IV and thin lift overlay projects 1-1/2" and greater are Category III.  HRI Roadway Smoothness Construction Bulletin (May, 2014)   clarifies this issue. 
Opening Date Set for I-70 Mountain Express Lanes, Link to article in the Denver Business Journal

New Construction Bulletin, 2015-7, Construction Engineer in Responsible Charge (EIRC).
A special task force recently created a new document, CDOT's Construction Engineer In Responsible Charge, which details duties and responsibilities of a project's EIRC.  
Technology Update
Long-lasting thin asphalt overlays 
The ultimate goal for any asphalt pavement project is to provide smooth, quiet and safe  service to the traveling public for many years. But, how many years is a reasonable expectation? Thin lift asphalt overlays are equal to or less than 1.5 inches. A recent National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) synthesis report showed information and agency responses on service life.   Full story

NAPA Asphalt Related Webinars:  Click here
to learn more about the webinars, opportunities to earn personal development hours (PDHs), and to register for these free webinars.
  • Best Practices in Paver Operations - Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 12 p.m. Mt. Time
60 - 90 minute sessions, 11:30am - 1:00pm  To register - CLICK HERE! 
The next offerings are scheduled for
1. December 2, Chip Seals over Fabric
To register for any of the listed webinars,  CLICK HERE!
2016 will be the 20th Anniversary of LabCAT  MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  A celebration luncheon to thank all involved is being planned for Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Tool Box Tip: How to Keep Marks Out of the Mat
Does your morning toolbox talk include a quick "once-over" the equipment to be used during the shift?

If you'd like to increase your chance for a bonus-worthy mat, spend a little time covering machine wear during one of your toolbox talks.

The drums of steel-drum rollers should be as smooth as a baby's behind. The nose of the screed should be straight, clean, and free of checks or divots. Metal fatigue in our equipment not only creates sloppy work, it can cause clumps of material to fall on the mat, or holes or drag marks to develop in the mat.

None of these things represent a quality job. Before taking off, make sure the iron is in good repair.
Associate Member Profile
Founded in 1962 when the family farm in Henderson, CO was converted to a gravel pit supplying material for the construction of Interstate 76.  Albert Frei & Sons is now in its 3rd generation of providing Colorado and the Denver area with the high quality aggregates it demands in order to maintain and build its infrastructure.
Under the guidance of Albert and his boys, Albert Sr. and Fred the original pit continued production through the early 1980's.  The company's operations had also grown to include several other gravel sites along the South Platte and Western Slope.  In 1982 recognizing the future needs of our growing state Albert Sr. permitted and began production at a new crushed stone quarry in Clear Creek County.  The Walstrum Quarry became the last green field quarry permitted in the Denver area and continues to serve as the bedrock of the company's operations. 
Main Office:  PO Box 700
Henderson, CO 80640
(303) 289-1837
Rick Foster (303) 913-6796
Joe Frei (303) 913-6541
Industry Meeting Notices
CAPA New Member Luncheon (Sponsored by Westest) & Christmas Reception
 Sponsored by:  

Thursday Dec. 10, 2015
Baldoria Event Center - Lakewood
11:30am - Social, Luncheon, Program
1:30pm - Reception

RMACES Update: 
Rocky Mt. Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show          February 24-26, 2016
The Fall 2015 issue of CAPA's THE Road Ahead Magazine is available online.  We thank our many advertisers and publisher Golden Bell Press.  The issue is an insert in the Colorado Public Works Journal.

"Best in Colorado" Asphalt Awards Program 
We have received a near record number of submittals for the 2015 "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Awards Program.  45 projects have been nominated including several in our newest award category "Small Contractor Paving."  An Award Judge Team has been assembled and field reviews will be conducted over the next couple of months.  We expect to notify all those who made nominations no later than February 1, 2016.  Photo:  Golden Gate State Park, courtesy of APEX Pavement Solutions

CAPA Western Slope Technical Representative Jim Fife  has a new e-mail address.   It is  jimfife@co-asphalt.com

CAPA Partners with Broncos Radio 
CAPA has joined forces with KOA iHeart Radio and the Broncos Radio Network to make November "Thank a Veteran Month."  We are raising support and awareness of the Wounded Warrior Project and through a series of public service announcements taking the time to Thank Our Vets for paying the ultimate price so we can enjoy our Freedom each and every day.    As part of our effort, listen for CAPA ads on 850 KOA Broncos Radio   Let us know which ad you like best!! 
Industry News
The Value of Constructability Reviews
CAPA is eager to assist owner/agencies by hosting a Constructability Review Meeting for your upcoming project.  Project phasing/staging, traffic control, hours of work, unique bid requirements, procurement/bidding are a few of the key topics generally discussed with interested contractors.  We have received excellent feedback on recent meetings and are here to help!  More Info:  contact Mike Skinner at mikeskinner@co-asphalt.com    

2014 RAP & WMA Usage Released by NAPA    The 2014 survey results of the use of warm mix asphalt (WMA) and recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) in the US have been published by NAPA.    The full report is available at www.asphaltpavement.org/recycling#Results .    Here are a few highlights:
  • The total estimated amount of RAP used in asphalt mixtures was 71.9 million tons in 2014, a 28% increase over 2009 and a 6% increase over the tons in 2013.  
  • Total tonnage of WMA was estimated at 113.8 million tons during 2014.  This is nearly a 7% increase over 2013.  As of 2014, WMA is now about 1/3 of the total mixture market.  
NAPA's Asphalt Pavement Magazine - Nov/Dec 2015    Your digital issue is available now Key Articles include: Winning the Race Track Challenge; Investigating the Keys to Japanese RAP Success; A Fresh Perspective on Safety; Traffic Management and the Work Zone

CAPA Sponsored
Student Team from Colorado Mesa University Win Heavy Civil Competition  - the BYU Challenge!!  
Interest High in Asphalt Education at CSU The Spring 2015 Semester class of CON 370 Asphalt Materials & Construction at CSU  Construction Management is FULL.  The class of 25 is at capacity with a wait list of 15.  Both construction management and civil engineering students are enrolled in the class.
Important Deadline Reminders
Have you looked at your companies listing in the CAPA Membership Directory lately?   We are in the process of updating the information to be included in the 2016 Membership Directory.  If your listing is incorrect, you can use this form, add the correct information and submit it to us or contact Cindy Rutkoski to give her your updates. 

Annual Survey: Feedback Requested   
Please take the time to complete a short, 5 question survey about CAPA. Click here to access the survey. It should take you no more than a a few minutes to complete.
Deadline to respond has been  extended until November 29, 2015  
12 days to apply for the 2016 ASPHALT TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM at NCAT  
T he 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:  Dec. 4, 2015
Asphalt Man!
ASK ASPHALT MAN!!  QUESTION:  What is the lift thickness to aggregate size ratio when using a Superpave mix?  
ANSWER: Superpave guidelines require the minimum lift thickness be no less that 3:1 based on Nominal Maximum Particle Size (NMPS).(READ MORE

Click here for the rest of this answer and other Asphalt Man questions and answers. 
Parting Shots
 The privilege of living in Colorado!           
Glad your home, is my dinner ready yet?!!!!!
A Power Fight


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
Quality Spotlight: 2014 "Best in Colorado" -
Preventive Maintenance Surface Treatment
Project: State Highway 40, Deer Trail to Byers 
Contractor: Brannan Sand and Gravel Co. 
Owner/Agency: CDOT Region 1
This project consisted of 1.5" asphalt overlay. Due to long haul and cold paving temps in November, 2013 Brannan submitted and used a warm mix asphalt using Evotherm 3G. Densities exceeded the project requirements, despite paving in sub 40 degree temperatures. Additionally, the road was very smooth and did not require any grinding, despite the fact that there was no milling. The Award Judges rated the longitudinal joints, mat quality and the ride quality as very high
Left to Right: Brian Kelly Project Engineer - CDOT; Grant Cruseturner, Estimator/Project Manager; Donald Perez Paving Superintendent
Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association
office@co-asphalt.com | http://www.co-asphalt.com
6880 South Yosemite Court
Suite 110
Centennial, CO 80112