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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.

 

Sustainability in Concrete Pavements


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The role of concrete in connecting us to our daily lives and keeping our economy moving

The roadways and airstrips connecting our nation are integral to our society and daily lives. We expect smooth drives and safe landings, yet we rarely stop to think about the foundation of those expectations: the best material that can be used to surface roads, runways and other infrastructure.

Concrete pavements are a staple of our infrastructure – a durable, economical and sustainable solution for our roadways, airstrips, military bases, parking lots and sidewalks. Additionally, concrete pavements offer many safety benefits to drivers.

Durability
Simply put, concrete pavements have the longest lifespan of any paving material. It can withstand the freezing winters of the upper Midwest to the scorching summers of the Southwest, with an average service life of 30 to 50 years.

Sustainability
Concrete pavements consume minimal materials, energy and other resources throughout its lifespan, giving it a lower overall energy footprint, and offers better fuel efficiency for drivers. Concrete pavements have a lower energy footprint associated with production, delivery and maintenance than asphalt pavement.

  • Concrete’s lighter color reduces the amount of power necessary for illumination and mitigates the urban heat island effect.
  • Tires driving over smoother roads get better mileage per tank of gas; the overall better condition of concrete pavement compared to asphalt gives drivers better roads and better mileage.
  • Concrete can be 100% recycled at the end of its service life, making it a renewable pavement option.

Economical
Concrete pavements require minimal materials and energy for initial construction and do not require repeated resurfacing, spot repairs or patching. Compared to other road surfacing materials which require constant maintenance, concrete is cheaper to use at the outset and less expensive throughout its lifespan because it does not require extensive upkeep.

  • It was estimated that using life-cycle cost analysis for pavements alone can save an average $91 million for every $1 billion spent, or 9.1 %, when comparing equivalent concrete and asphalt pavement alternatives.
  • The use of concrete pavement is less disruptive to traffic – the construction of concrete pavements does not require lengthy lane closures and roads can be reopened in as short as six hours.
  • Concrete pavement can dramatically increase the life of transportation systems, cutting the amount of yearly repairs and spreading them out over longer time periods.

 For more information visit: www.shapedbyconcrete.com

Thank you for attending the 2020 CO/WY ACPA Concrete Pavement Workshop!

 

We are so glad you were able to join us for a day of education and discussion around the future of the concrete paving industry.

Congratulations to all the Award Winners!

We hope everyone is staying safe and well.

Please feel free to reach out to the association if we can provide any assistance to you or your employees at this time.

We look forward to seeing you next year!


Thank you to our 2020 Workshop Sponsors!

Platinum
Concrete Works of Colorado
CRCC
CEMEX
Flatiron Constructors, Inc.
GCC of America
Holcim (US) Inc.
IHC
Lawson Construction
Millstone Weber
RockSol Consulting Group

Gold
Chato’s Concrete
Mountain Cement Company
Faris Machinery

Silver
COMMAND Center
CR Minerals Pozzolans
Euclid Chemical Company
GCP Applied Technologies
GOMACO
MAPEI Corporation
SIMPLEX

Thank you to our 2020 Workshop Exhibitors!
Arcosa
Barton Supply
BASF
Concrete Stabilization Technologies Inc.
Esch Supply
Hot Shot Supply

Additional Partners
Colorado State University – Pueblo
Colorado Public Works Journal
Transportation & Construction Girl

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.