The 45th Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show (RMACES) welcomed 1300 attendees and 90 exhibitors, February 21-23. Amy Ford, CDOT Director of Communications; Johnny Olson, CDOT Regional Transportation Director, Region 4; and Keynote Amelia Earhart from Channel 9 presented at the Opening Session along with Tom Peterson, Executive Director of Colorado Asphalt and Pavement Association (CAPA). The conference included a mix of sessions on innovation, new technology, and best practices providing guidance in advancing the uses and quality of asphalt pavements in the Rocky Mountain West. Colorado Barricade’s CEO, Ted Ott and Plans Manager, Alex Martinez presented the Maintenance Series 100 titled Safety on Local Agency Projects. Session Highlights included Track 1: Construction Best Practices – These sessions focused on the future of paving and recommendations for ensuring quality and lasting results. Track 2: Materials & Design- Subjects included The Future of Warm Mix Aspahlt; Overcoming Barriers of WMA Implementation; In Place Recycling; Project Case Studies, Cold Central Plant Recycling (CCPR) and Asphalt Trends & New Developments; Track 3: Leadership These sessions focused on improving the key to success for any project and Track 4: Best Practices in Maintenance & Rehabilitation Increasing Funding for Street and Road Improvements.; Asphalt Pavement Forensics: Understanding the problem to Better Determine the Solutions. The full agenda can be viewed at https://www.rmaces.org/2018_agenda.php.
Colorado Barricade was awarded the 2018 Best in Show Committee Choice out of 90 exhibitors. Our friends at Brannan Sand and Gravel won three Best in Colorado Awards, Josh Schafer from the City of Loveland won the CB Compound Bow drawing and Martin Marietta’s Joe Costello, Grading Superintendent Rocky Mountain/Southern paving won Colorado Barricade’s custom Corn Hole set featuring the Denver Convention Center and Union Station.
What a great show! Thank you Kim and Becky Roland and the RMACES Committee.