A Moment can save a life!

NAPA is launching a national public awareness campaign to help combat distracted driving and to improve work zone safety. Companies invest heavily in training, equipment, and planning to reduce the risks inherent in a roadway work zone, but it all can be undone in a moment if a distracted driver causes an accident.

The WatchForUs campaign is launching in April to coincide with National Distracted Driving Month and National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 9‒13). We are asking you to join the WatchForUs public awareness campaign to help get the message out to the public that a moment of distraction can change lives forever.

For Watch For Us materials and resources, download the WatchForUs Campaign Toolkit. It includes links to videos, infographics, and social media materials you can share with your workers, friends, and family.

Please share the videos, distribute the infographic, use the social media tools, and promote the WatchForUs website. All campaign materials can be found online at www.WatchFor.Us/toolkit. Please lend your voice to the movement.

Attend the 45th Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show

For 45 years, contractors, suppliers, governmental agency representatives, and consultants from the Rocky Mountain West have held an annual conference in Colorado to discuss new developments and quality advancements of asphalt pavements. Recognized as one of the largest regional conferences on asphalt pavement technology, the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show draws attendees from throughout the Rocky Mountain region. National speakers marvel at the diversity of topics along with the multiple attendee areas of interest. As long as issues and new technologies emerge in the asphalt pavement industry the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show will continue to grow and expand to meet the needs of the asphalt industry. Come join us for the 45th Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show February 21-23, 2018! The Conference and Trade Show will be held at the Crowne Plaza DIA. Hotel rooms sell out early so reserve your room ASAP! Click the link below and use the booking code CAR. You can also reserve your room by calling 1.866.378.1583 and use the booking code CAR.
>Register today for the conference.

How can asphalt help save the environment?

How can asphalt help save the environment? Verizon’s intelligent network of sensors and cameras will give cities the ability to study and analyze the flow of traffic and relay that information to operations centers, who will then use it to make communities safer, smarter and greener. Cutting carbon dioxide emissions and commute time for thousands of drivers. Take a look!

Asphalt is the sustainable material for constructing pavements.

From the production of the paving material, to the placement of the pavement on the road, to rehabilitation, through recycling, asphalt pavements minimize impact on the environment. Low consumption of energy for production and construction, low emission of greenhouse gases, and conservation of natural resources help to make asphalt the environmental pavement of choice.

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NAPA’s new Emerald Eco-Label tool

NAPA’s new Emerald Eco-Label tool provides a user-friendly, inexpensive way for contractors to create on-demand environmental product declarations (EPDs). EPDs quantify the environmental impact of an asphalt mix, much like a nutrition     label provides information on a food. To learn more about what an EPD is, watch this video. To ensure the credibility and accuracy of EPDs generated with the Emerald Eco-Label tool, each company’s primary/technical contact for the program is required to view two training webinars and pass a test before gaining access to the tool. For more information about Emerald Eco-Label, visit www.AsphaltPavement.org/epd. To access the tool directly, click here. For questions, or to get your NAPA member ID, contact Associate Director of Member Programs Kelly Kanaras

California EPA Determins Asphalt Paving fumes as low priority

CalEPA began an investigation based on the State proposition 65 program in 2016. After testimony by many different entities it was determined the fumes emitted during the production and placement of Asphalt Paving Materials (APM) were to be considered a “Low” priority. This decision is a precedent leaning decision for other states to use when challenges are made about the fumes from the production and placement of APM. The Asphalt paving industry has worked tirelessly over the past 10 years to reduce fumes by the development of new paving and production equipment as well as new processes for producing APM. The fast tracking of Warm Mix Asphalt has been a positive step in the reduction of Fumes as well.

 

Happy Spring

Whether you’re driving, running or cycling through the great Colorado Outdoors, choose asphalt pavements for the SMOOTHEST ride to make your favorite spring activity even better.

Asphalt Pavement Awards to be given out

On Wednesday Evening February 22, 2017, the “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Awards will be handed out to the asphalt paving projects who exhibited great quality during construction in 2016. There were 68 projects nominated for the program in 2016. Our judges worked very hard to complete the evaluations of each of the 68 projects around the State. The majority of the evaluations were completed by the end of December 2016. There will be 12 different awards presented.
All of these awards along withthe CDOT Production awards and CDOT Smoothness awards will be presented before more than 350 industry people at the awards banquet which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – DIA @I-70 and Chambers in Aurora, Colorado.
The awards dinner is open to all and reservations can be made by visiting www.rmaces.org. The dinner is associated with the 44th Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show (RMACES). The  RMACES is the largest “Asphalt Only” trade show in the US in 2017. The expected attendance will be near 1500 people. There will be more than 58 breakout sessions over the 2.5 days of the conference from February 22 to February 24. 2017.

A&S Construction Co. Inc. wins Statewide Quality Award

Chris Robinette, Quality Control Manager and David Tafoya, Superintendent, of A&S Construction Company.

Chris Robinette, Quality Control Manager and David Tafoya, Superintendent, of A&S Construction Company.

A&S Construction Co. Inc. of Canon City recently won the Statewide Quality Award from Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) . The award is given to the company that most consistently provides quality materials on CDOT projects during the construction season. Accepting the award on behalf of A&S Construction Company were Chris Robinette – Quality Control Manager and David Tafoya – Superintendent.