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Volume 11 Number 03
February 8, 2016

Recent Publications
Best Practices for RAP and RAS Management (Quality Improvement Series 129), provides comprehensive guidance on the management of RAP from the time of collection through processing and storage, sampling and testing, and production. Best management practices for asphalt shingles used in paving mixtures is also covered. The book was written by NCAT Director Randy West, and was produced through the NAPA-FHWA cooperative agreement. QIS 129 is available for free as a high-quality PDF electronic book through the NAPA Online Store,

Your copy of the 2016 CAPA Membership Directory should have been delivered.  Check out the new Buyer's Guide!!  Additional copies available by contacting 
From the Education Center
2016 Asphalt Webinar Schedule Announced 
12 webinars are remaining for 2016.  The webinars are on a variety of asphalt topics including pavement design, inspection, placement, compaction, 
surface tre
atments, etc.    
PDH's/CEUs available.  All webinars are offered at NO COST to CAPA, APWA and CARSE members, and CDOT personnel. Most webinars are scheduled from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm

Best Practices for Asphalt Pavement Placement,
grade control, equipment operation, start up, smoothness March 16

Best Practices for Asphalt Pavement Compaction, roller patterns, intelligent compaction April 6 

More Info:  RMAEC website

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 
Feedback on a recent Introduction to Asphalt QC/QA Education Course  "A great deal of information."  "I will be sending all employees to attend Level A at a minimum,"  "Great instructor.  Cindy is great."    Next Course:  April 19 - 22

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)
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 Todd Rullo, PE, City of Thornton.  Todd discussed the importance of prompt pay and clarity in contracts.  (See the video)
From the CAPA Facebook Page -
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Other News
Focus on Safety & Work Force Development
-      Best Practices in Work Zone Safety - Thursday, Feb. 25 at 12 pm MST
-      Social Recruiting: 6 Easy Ways to Attract Superstars - Thursday, March 3 at 2 pm EST
Parting Shots
2016 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 .
Award Judge Team Completes Work - Awards to be Presented on February 24  The 2015 "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Awards Judge Team have completed the review of all nominated projects.  A close out meeting was held on January 29, see photo of Award Judge Team Leader Woody Maphis of Ninyo Moore and CAPA's Mike Skinner.  Letters are being sent out to all who nominated projects.  For more info:  contact Mike Skinner  The 23rd Annual CAPA "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Awards Dinner is planned for Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza DIA.
Hope to see you at the 43rd Annual Rocky Mt. Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show planned for February 24 -26, 2016
It's that time of year when yo
u're crushing the millings and recycle material for spring start-up. To get the most out of your recycled material for excellent mixes that are always on spec, build the stockpiles with careful planning.

1. Look for power lines in the vicinity. Know the height of those lines at their lowest points, and how high the piles can be built while remaining outside danger zones.

2. Make all personnel, including loader and truck operators, aware of the height restrictions for new stockpiles.

3. Slope the area beneath the new stockpiles, but pay attention to the direction water will run off. You don't want it draining toward existing piles; you don't want existing piles draining toward your recycle material. Plan ahead for removing water according to stormwater runoff regulations in your jurisdiction.

4. Once you have the slope right, pave the area beneath the new stockpiles to prevent contamination and sinking.

5. Get the signage ready. You want all personnel aware of the sizes and type of recycle in each pile.

6. Get the berms built in accordance with height.

7. Decide on covering for weather protection and put structures in place.

Headline News
UPCOMING WEBINAR:   PG Binders 101, January 17 (more info below)  

The 23rd Annual "Best In Colorado" Asphalt Awards Dinner & Program Wednesday, February 24 @ 6:30pm, at the Crowne Plaze Hotel (I-70/Chambers Rd.). 
Sponsorships Available  Join Wagner Equipment Co, Ingevity, and Faris Machinery. To Register 
43rd Annual Rocky Mt Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show
RMACES: The 2016 theme is "Paving it Forward with Team Work" 
  • Crown Plaza is sold out, More options are available See the additional housing options here.           
    Outdoor Demo - 1:00pm, Thursday, February 25, (Link to Info)  Thanks to CASI, EZ Street, A-1 Chipseal/Rocky Mt. Pavement Maintenance, BobCat of The ROCKIES!!
Opening Breakout Session #1 - Wednesday, February 24, 9:30am - Emerging Technology for Project Management, Innovations in Maintenance & Rehab, Paving Equipment Innovations (Link to Agenda)  

Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference
& Equipment Show         
February 24-26, 2016

Great training!  Excellent sessions planned!!
  Hope you will join us.  More info
Industry News
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:  The CAPA-FAA-CAOA Annual Asphalt & Airport Issues Meeting is planned for 9:00am, Tuesday, March 15.  Location:  Front Range Airport.  This annual meeting brings together paving contractors, airport pavement consultants, airport operators, and FAA officials.  The meeting conclude with a sponsored lunch.  To RSVP:  e-mail to    
The next joint CAPA/CDOT Asphalt Industry Forum (AIF) is planned for 1:30pm, Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at the CAPA Office.  Link to Agenda  This meeting is open to all CAPA members.  Key topics:  Asphalt mix design, warm mix asphalt, mix durability.   

CAPA's NEW Local Agency and Programs Committee. 
In addition to Training and Industry Support, one of our key goals is to provide assistance to local agencies.  To that end, we have formed the Local Agency and Programs Committee which will meet 3 -4 times per year to identify and resolve unique agency issues regarding pavements (materials, specs, pavement management, etc.)  If you would like to participate on the committee, please contact Mike Skinner ( ).

2016 Roads of Colorado Calendar   Extra copies of our award winning calendar are available upon request.  Each month includes a scenic photo of asphalt pavement in Colorado.  Contact us for additional copies.   

APC Construction President Completes Term as CCA President  Congratulations to Jeff Keller, President, APC Construction/APC Southern, for completing his term as President of the Colorado Contractors  Association (CCA).  Jeff, shown at left with APC colleagues, has taken a strong leadership role for increased funding for transportation in Colorado.    

Longtime CAPA Associate Member Willis (Willis Group Holdings PLC) and Towers Watson & Co. have amalgamated under the new name of Willis Towers Watson PLC.
Member Profile
Great to have Shawn Voight and Watson Potter of Affiliate Member Stabilis Energy Services LLC stop by the CAPA Of
fice.  The guys picked up a couple extra copies of the 2016 Membership  Dir ectory and info on the 43rd Annual Rocky Mt. Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show .  Look for the Stabilis Energy Services LLC booth at the show!! Contact Shawn Voigt or Watson Potter to learn more about Stabilis or how they can help you in your operations. 
Colorado Economy and Work Force Development
2016 Colorado Business Economic Outlook  Colorado's 2016 economic forecast includes reports on industry sectors, and counties and regions around the state.
Breakout Session: Workforce Strategies--Connecting Workers to Jobs in Colorado   Colorado Business Review, January, 2016  Colorado's low unemployment rate and strong economy affects recruitment and retainment of good talent. Finding and retaining employees with the appropriate job skills can be challenging, and the aging of the workforce is another concern. Panelists discussed their strategies for building a diverse workforce with strong writing and critical thinking skills, as well as the necessary technical skills.    Click here to download the issue.

Asphalt Man!
Why is it important to slow down the Denver Defense if you think you have a chance to win a game?
ANSWER: As the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers found out this playoff season in the NFL, if you don't slow them down you have no chance. In the AFC championship game Tom Brady was waiving the white flag in the 3rd quarter and the Broncos kept knocking him down and sacking him. In the Super Bowl Cam Newton was so over being buried by the Broncos defense that when he was stripped in the 4th quarter he wasn't about to dive in the pile for the fumble, he actually quit! 

To see other Asphalt Man question and Answers, visit the Asphalt Man page
Technology Update
Local Agency Pavement Condition Funding and Performance Study   In 2014 the City of Thornton and the City of Grand Junction conducted a survey on local agency pavement funding and performance.  Pavement Condition data is reported along with dollars spent per lane mile, creating a very useful tool to compare how other agencies are performing.  The data has been used successfully to justify an increase in Street Improvement Funding to elected officials and City Management.  CAPA is taking a lead role to keep this valuable information current and expand the number and local agencies sharing their information.  We highly encourage you to complete the attached 1 page survey and email it back to Mike Skinner, the CAPA Director of Engineering to have your agency included (  Copies of the updated document will be available on the CAPA website soon.
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
Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association |
6880 South Yosemite Court
Suite 110 Centennial, CO 80112