Author Archives: Angela Folkestad

Support Road Network Health!

Road Network Health utilizes Life Cycle Cost Analysis, Remaining Service Life, and a Mix of Fixes Approach, to ensure that pavement projects and the related budgets are optimized.

Click here to learn more:  https://www.acpa.org/why-concrete/road-network-health/

Inter-Industry Competition in Pavements Benefits Taxpayers

Inter-industry competition is an important tool to assist DOTs and municipalities with maximizing their budgets. In today’s environment, every agency faces budget constraints.  Fair competition, including dual pavement system bidding, enables all owners to get the most lane miles or road for their budget. Healthy competition between pavement industries provides the highest rate of return for the public.

The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub has studied the data on competition, and their results are insightful.  Learn more here:  https://cshub.mit.edu/pavements/competition

Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards

Submittals due January 22, 2021

The Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of ACPA would like to invite you to submit nominations for the 2020 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, 2020 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 January 22, 2021.  If you have any questions or need further assistance with the online submittal process, please contact 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.

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