Metropolitan Government Pavement Engineers Council - MGPEC

MGPEC Revises Format of Specifications Manual

The Metropolitan Government Pavement Engineers Council recently reviewed and reformatted the specifications manual to allow for a more streamlined organization of the specifications making it less cumbersome for users to navigate sections and information.  At the same time, the item numbers were also reorganized to allow for similar topics to be placed together as well as leaving some numbers open to allow for changes and updates to be added as needed.

These changes go into effect June 1, 2017.  Please consider any references to the old manual so those references can be updated.  It should be noted that the content of the specification did not change.

The table showing the previous item sections and numbers and the new numbers is below.  The table and the updated specifications are under Resources/Manual. 

2017 Revised Item Numbers

MGPEC Issues Software Memorandum 

Last year, MGPEC took on the task of revising their Pavement Design Standards.  The task force leading this effort has made considerable progress and will finalize the revisions this year.  In the interim, MGPEC has issued several memos giving direction as the standards are being revised.  The latest memo is below.

MGPEC Software & Standards Memorandum 3.13.17

MGPEC 

In 1993 the Metropolitan Government Pavement Engineers Council (MGPEC) was established to represent all of the cities and counties in the DRCOG (Denver Regional Council of Governments) planning area.  Our goal is to improve the quality of pavements throughout the Denver-Metropolitan region, and lower the life-cycle cost of pavement maintenance at the local level through the use of standardized paving materials and uniform design, construction and maintenance practices.

MGPEC is an example of partnerships that are accomplishing activities that will advance improvements in how we manage our infrastructure on a day-to-day basis.  MGPEC efforts have been recognized nationally and internationally.

MGPEC actively promotes pavement management programs for all local governments in the Denver-Metro area and works to develop positive working relationships between local government engineers who are responsible for pavements in those areas.

In this past year MGPEC has accomplished a large number of goals that will benefit all of us as either taxpayers or the traveling public.

·      Several public/private industry task forces were formed to evaluate the uniform specifications as we continue to strive for the best possible projects. 

·      Our membership continues to grow each year as our standards are utilized by more and more entities.

        ·      Provided various training opportunities for our membership and the pavement community.

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Upcoming Events:

 

  • Regular MGPEC Meeting -  The next MGPEC meeting will be Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:30pm, at the City of Thornton office located at 12450 Washington Street, Thornton.  The agenda for the October meeting is posted under the "News" section.

Thank you to all who responded to the 2017 MGPEC Survey.  Please see the results below.

2017 MGPEC Survey Results

2017 Task Forces

MGPEC is in the process of forming task forces for the following issues.  If you would be interested in participating, please send an e-mail to the chair or you can send an email with your area of interest to pamela@mgpec.org and someone from the MGPEC Steering Committee will be in touch with you to provide more details.
Pavement Subgrade Task Force:   Next meeting date TBA.  Jim Katzer (mailto:jkatzer@arapahoegov.com) and Andrei Bedoya (mailto:abedoya@tensarcorp.com) co-chair the committee.
Concrete Specifications Task Force:  Currently suspended - Next meeting TBA.  Please contact Dave Potter (dave.potter@denvergov.org) or Tom Pieters (tpieters@auroragov.org) if you would like to participate.
Transportation Asset Management Task Force:  Next meeting TBA.  Mike Skinner chairs the committee.  Please contact Mike (mail to:mikeskinner@co-asphalt.com) if you would like to participate. 

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Pamela Weimer, Administrative Assistant   Phone: 303-979-2190   Fax: 303-979-2190  Pamela@mgpec.org

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