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Congratulations to the Excellence in Concrete Pavement Award Winners!

The CO/WY Chapter of ACPA presented their annual concrete pavement awards at the concrete pavement workshop on March 16, 2017, and the winning projects were recently published in the Colorado Public Works Journal.  Congratulations to the winners, and we hope to see many of you as national award winners in San Diego this November!

Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards – Nominations Open

The Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of ACPA would like to invite you to submit nominations for the 2016 Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards. These awards are given annually to concrete paving projects of exceptional quality and recognize the owner, engineer, and contractor of each award winning project. All projects in Colorado and Wyoming completed and/or opened to traffic by December 31, 2016 are eligible for consideration. 

All project submittals must be completed online at http://www.acpa.org/acpa-excellence-in-concrete-paving-awards/, which is on the National ACPA website.  If you do not already have a login, you will need to register as a new user in the box labeled “Online Paving Awards Login.”  After registering you will be able to generate your submittal, upload pictures, and edit your submittal until the submission deadline. You can create your submittal in multiple sessions by going to the link and logging back in using your username and password. Once you are logged in, click on “Begin an Application for a New Project.” Make sure to check the appropriate award category for your project and check “Colorado/Wyoming Chapter – ACPA” as the Local Paving Awards Program you are entering.

For consideration, please submit a completed online nomination form by January 31, 2017. If you have any questions or need further assistance with the online submittal process, please contact Angela Folkestad.

CDOT/ACPA Concrete Pavement Inspector Certification

ACPA is excited to be partnering with CDOT to offer the Concrete Pavement Inspector Certification Program.  Our first 2 classes were held in November & January, and we’ve now filled the February 15th and March 21st classes.  An additional class is scheduled for April 4th to address the increased needs for certification.  Please contact Jamie Johnson (jjohnson@pavement.com) with any questions regarding the program.

Concrete Pavement Preservation Demonstration in Steamboat Springs

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Thank you to all who attended the concrete pavement preservation demonstration on September 27th in Steamboat Springs!  Thanks to our speakers, Tom Pelo, BASF Construction Materials, who explained how to use admixtures to create a concrete mix that gains full strength in 6 hours and Mark Tharnish, Sika Corporation, who showed the group how to properly construct a partial depth repair. 

Special thanks to Castle Rock Construction Company for providing labor and equipment, Pete Lien & Sons/Trans Colorado Concrete for supplying the concrete, and CDOT Region 3 for providing traffic control and hauling material for the demonstration! 

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Concrete Pavement Preservation Open House Recap

 

IMG_4348Thank you to the Highlands Ranch Metropolitan District, Douglas County, and Multiple Concrete Enterprises for helping us put together an informative and hands on open house showcasing concrete pavement preservation and an up close view of the diamond grinding process!  Thanks also to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department for keeping us safe during our site visit.

In 2016 Douglas County, Colorado will finish repairing and grinding 120 lane miles of concrete pavement in Highlands Ranch. These 7.5-inch thick 25 to 30-year old concrete pavement roads were designed to last 20 years on the existing expansive clay subgrade, and they have far exceeded the design traffic they were expected to carry.  Smoothness is being restored on these durable old concrete pavement roads to improve ride and extend their life even further.  

Larry Scofield with the International Grooving and Grinding Association (IGGA) discussed concrete pavement preservation, the basics of diamond grinding equipment and processes, and presented what we know about concrete pavement blow ups.

 

 

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