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Recipients of National Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards

The Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association is pleased to announce that three Colorado concrete projects have been recognized as winners of ACPAs 2022 National Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards.  

Castle Rock Construction Company (CRCC) took home gold in the Concrete Pavement Restoration category for their I-76 Wiggins WB Pavement Rehabilitation project in Weld and Morgan Counties in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Transportation owns and engineered the pavement. Rehabilitating a 7-mile stretch of the westbound I-76 lanes west of Wiggins required removing 35,000 square yards of damaged concrete panels to their full depth and replacing them on-site with an optimized concrete mix. A 100-working-day timeframe for the scope of work required was daunting. In addition to removing and replacing damaged panels with a 1-inch asphalt bond breaker and grinding and texturing 96,755 square yards of slab, the contractor also had to saw and seal 144,917 linear feet of joints. All contractors on the project contributed to meeting the schedule, including committing full human and equipment resources. CRCC also removed and replaced 31 panels at their own expense to enable continuous paving for both the concrete and the asphalt bond breaker and to minimize the number of headers that required grinding. Overall, the paving schedule was the key to meeting the deadline, and all activities occurred concurrently. The timing of completion was key since each crew’s work followed closely to the previous crew’s work. 

 

Castle Rock Construction Company also won gold in the State Roads category with their US 287 & SH 40 Passing Lanes CM/GC project in Cheyenne and Lincoln Counties in Colorado. The pavement is owned by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the project was designed by Atkins. The paving site was located 25 miles southeast of Limon, Colorado, on US 287/SH 40, the ‘ports to the plains highway,’ a major thoroughfare from Mexico to Canada. The scope of the project was to complete six passing lanes between Hugo and Eads. Two of the sites were extensions of existing passing lanes, and four of the sites were new passing lanes. There were numerous examples of collaboration between CRCC and project partners to solve problems in a manner that best served the project goals, including inadequate subgrade material that required the use of geotextile fabric to decrease the likelihood of material settling or shifting under loads. CRCC managed to work on multiple sites at once, expediting the remainder of the schedule and successfully achieving completion prior to Thanksgiving. This deadline was critical, knowing that lane closures would not be safe along this corridor once it started snowing. 

 

IHC Scott was awarded gold in the Urban Arterials & Collectors category for their I-70B 1st Street & Grand Avenue project in Grand Junction, Colorado. The Colorado Department of Transportation owns and engineered the pavement. With over 30,000 vehicles per day using the intersection, it was necessary to keep it open during construction. The contractor used temporary roundabouts to divert traffic, which allowed longer concrete pours and resulted in smoother surfaces at this intersection. By utilizing the two temporary roundabouts, the project did not have to use the “Temporary Traffic Signal” item that was called out in the plans. Paving in Colorado in the winter months is always a challenge, so the Colorado Department of Transportation and the contractor met daily and weekly to discuss the freeze/thaw temperatures that could affect the project. The contractor provided maturity meters, and the department verified the maturity meters using a thermocouple and a probe to cross-check the contractor. 

“Sustainability, resiliency and innovation were on full display among this year’s award winners,” said Laura O’Neill Kaumo, ACPA President and CEO. “Congratulations to those who built these fine projects. The bar is set high for our industry.” 

 

2022 Annual Concrete Pavement Workshop Presentations

The presentations accessible by hyperlinks below have been provided by the presenters who utilized slides and shared their content for publication.  All speakers are shown for reference, but not all presenters used visuals.

General Session Presentations
Welcome  
Angela Folkestad, P.E., CO/WY Chapter – ACPA Steve Harelson, P.E., CDOT Chief Engineer
   
Concrete Pavement Competition and Sustainability
Leif Wathne, P.E., ACPA  
   
Documenting Sustainability in the Construction Process:  Colorado’s New Requirements & Demystifying EPDs, PCRs
Craig Wieden, P.E., CDOT Tom VanDam, P.E., PhD, NCE
   
Optimizing Pavement Network Performance  
Randy Kirchain, PhD, MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub
   
Building Quality Concrete Pavements  
Greg Frazee, IHC Scott  
   
Benefits of Partnering:  US 287 Passing Lanes CM/GC
Rhianna Poss, P.E., CDOT Region 4 Amy Brooks, Castle Rock Construction Company

 

Breakout Session Presentations
Materials – Sustainability  
Lower Carbon Concrete & Implementing
Documentation Requirements
Panel Discussion:  Unraveling the Mystery
of Lower Carbon Concrete
Whitney Wise, P.E., WYDOT Andrei Bedoya, P.E., IHC Scott
Tien Peng, LEED AP, NRMCA Jan Chang, P.E., CDOT Region 1
Hailey Goodale, EIT, CDOT Bryan Patterson, GCC
   
Design & Construction – Tools for Local Agencies
Upgrading to 21st Century Pavement Design  
Eric Ferrebee, P.E., ACPA  
   
Municipal Government Pavement Engineers Council (MGPEC) Specifications
Dan Roberts, P.E., Douglas County  
   
Asset Management/Maintenance  
Scoping & Constructing a Successful Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation Project
Dan Mattson, P.E. CDOT Region 4  
Mitzi McIntyre, P.E., CTS Cement  
Larry Scofield, P.E., ACPA & IGGA  
   
Airports  
Designing Concrete Overlays to Meet FAA Requirements
Gary Mitchell, P.E., ACPA  
   
CP Tech Center’s Airport Research Efforts  
Peter Taylor, P.E., PhD, National Concrete Pavement Tech Center
   
P-501 Specifications – Latest Updates & Continued Improvements
Harold Honey, P.E., PMP, FAA  
Gary Mitchell, P.E., ACPA  

 

Colorado Concrete Day 2022

Our celebration of concrete pavement continues throughout the year, and we joined with our partners from the Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association (CRMCA) and the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) in late April to celebrate Concrete Day in Colorado.

Governor Jared Polis proclaimed April 29, 2022 as Concrete Day and said “Concrete is a part of so many things we build. The concrete industry is an important contributor to Colorado’s infrastructure, economy, and future. The Polis Administration recognizes the thousands of employees that are making a difference in our state!”

Before the wind blew us all inside, we were able to serve a BBQ lunch on the lawn to many of the legislators, legislative staff, and Capitol staff to thank them for all their work throughout the legislative session.  Happy Concrete Day!

Thank you for attending the 2022 CO/WY ACPA Concrete Pavement Workshop!

We are so glad you were able to join us for a day of education and discussion on all things concrete pavement.  Congratulations to all the Award Winners!  We look forward to seeing you again in March 2023.


Thank you to our 2020 Workshop Sponsors!

Platinum
CEMEX
COMMAND Center
Flatiron Constructors, Inc.
GCC of America
Holcim (US) Inc.
IHC Scott
Lawson Construction
Mountain Cement Company
Villalobos Concrete Company

Gold
Castle Rock Construction Company
Concrete Works of Colorado
GOMACO
Millstone Weber

Silver
American Highway
CR Minerals Pozzolans
Faris Machinery
MAPEI Corporation
Power Curbers & Power Pavers

Thank you to our 2022 Workshop Exhibitors!
Barton Supply
Concrete Stabilization Technologies Inc.
Esch Construction Supply
Faris Machinery
Honnen Equipment
On-Demand Concrete

Additional Partners
Colorado Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)
Colorado Public Works Journal
Transportation & Construction Girl

Register Today for the 2022 Annual Concrete Pavement Workshop

Annual Concrete Pavement Workshop

 March 10, 2022

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

Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 10, 2022 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. 

Registration, Sponsorship & Exhibitor information can all be found on the workshop registration page.

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