Author Archives: Angela Folkestad

Construction in CO & WY During COVID-19

As Colorado and Wyoming’s concrete paving industry continues to work through the coronavirus outbreak, their focus remains on providing a safe working environment for their employees, project partners, and the traveling public.  The staff of the CO/WY Chapter of ACPA is working closely with our colleagues across the country and our partners throughout our states, and we’ve developed a list of resources related to COVID-19 and construction.

Strategies currently being employed by contractors include a number of practices that the general public is following, such as social distancing and requiring sick employees to stay home.  In addition, contractors are educating employees on how to protect themselves and to recognize the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, monitoring/limiting who enters jobsites and ensuring the use of proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  In Colorado, this includes following Multi-Industry Construction Guidance published by the CDPHE.

CO/WY ACPA staff has been working remotely since March 16th and will continue to be available to assist with your needs.  All Concrete Pavement Inspector Certification Classes have been cancelled through the end of May, and the next class is scheduled for June 9th.


Colorado

Gov. Jared Polis announced a statewide stay-at-home order on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.  The state’s order began at 8 a.m., Thursday, March 26 and lasts through April 11. Under the order residents are allowed to leave their homes to shop for essential needs, such as groceries and medications, exercise and go to work if their job qualifies for an exemption, although they are encouraged to practice social distancing under all circumstances. 

Click here to read the updated order.

Wyoming
Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has issued several statewide public health orders closing non-essential personal services, restaurants, and schools, and forbidding gatherings of 10 or more people. 

The Wyoming DOT is continuing with their monthly lettings, and bid openings are being modified to be read through electronic means  beginning with the April letting. 
 

Nationwide
ACPA is asking members to engage in an industry grassroots campaign and contact your Representatives and Senators using a prewritten letter asking Congress to include ACPA’s priorities within a future stimulus package.  Specifically, this letter is asking Congress to take immediate action to:

  1. Aid businesses to ensure they can pay their workers and maintain operations.
  2. Ensure that building materials remain available for construction of vital infrastructure projects.
  3. Support a long-term recovery through investing in our nation’s infrastructure.  Click here to access the North American Concrete Alliance’s website and click on Take Action for a pre-written message to your Members of Congress that can be customized with personal information on how this issue impacts you and your business.

 

Agenda for the 2020 Annual Concrete Pavement Workshop

Download the Agenda and Join Us on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Don’t miss a day filled with discussions on your favorite concrete pavement topics!

As we focus on sustainability, there’s something for everyone:

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Maintenance
  • Materials
  • Asset Management
  • Airports
  • …and a networking reception to wrap up the day!

Register for the workshop (including sponsors) and book your room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver today.

Please contact Emma Dolan at edolan@pavement.com or 720-297-9902 with questions.

Register Today for the 2020 Annual Concrete Pavement Workshop

Register Today!

2020 Annual Concrete Pavement Workshop

 March 12, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Denver
(at MLK & Quebec)
3203 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207

Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 12, 2020 and join us for a day of education and discussion on all things concrete pavement!  The Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards will also be presented.

The workshop will feature presentations by industry experts both locally and from across the country speaking about topics that impact concrete pavement construction, with a focus on sustainability.  Individuals attending these presentations will have the opportunity to discuss successes, challenges and questions on concrete paving.

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2020 Concrete Pavement Workshop you can do so by using the registration link above.

Sponsorship Levels:

Platinum (Includes 2 free registrations)
$1,000
Gold (Includes 1 free registration)
$750
Silver (Includes 1 free registration)
$500

*Conference agenda is coming soon!

Please contact Emma Dolan at edolan@pavement.com or 720-297-9902 with questions.

Introducing Sarah Sanders, ACPA’s Pavement Engineer

The Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) welcomes Sarah Sanders as our new Pavement Engineer.  In her role with ACPA, Sarah will be working with public agencies, developers, consulting engineers, and contractors in Colorado and Wyoming to provide technical assistance related to concrete pavement design, construction and rehabilitation.  She will be managing the CDOT-ACPA Concrete Pavement Inspector Certification Program and providing additional education to support owners and engineers throughout the two states.  

Sarah is a lifelong Colorado resident and has a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  She started her career with Castle Rock Construction Company and progressed to lead their Quality Control Department.  Sarah’s most recent experience is with RockSol Consulting, where she worked as a Concrete Special Inspector and Senior Chief Inspector at Denver International Airport before joining ACPA.  Sarah is a registered professional engineer in Colorado and Nevada.   

We’re excited to welcome Sarah Sanders to our team!

Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards

Submittals due February 5, 2020

The Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of ACPA invites you to submit nominations for the 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, 2019 are eligible for consideration. 

All project submittals must be completed online at 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 February 5, 2020. If you have any questions or need further assistance with the online submittal process, please contact Angela Folkestad.