Next 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, Colorado. The agenda for the October meeting is posted below.
MGPEC Pavement Design Standards & Construction Specifications Manual
Issues New Specification Item Numbers
The Metropolitan Government Pavement
Engineers Council (MGPEC) has recently reformatted the Pavement Design Standards & Construction Specifications
Manual with a new numbering system for the specification item numbers. This has been done in order to align similar item
topics together and to streamline the organization of each item making access easier for users.
reformatted specification numbers will take effect June 1, 2017.
The revised specification numbers chart
is below showing what the item number has been prior to 2017 along with the revised section numbers moving forward.
2017 MGPEC Revised Item Numbers
MIT Announces Groundbreaking Research
to Set a New Standard for Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA)
MIT recently released
preliminary research findings that will help set a new standard in life-cycle assessment (LCA) modeling. The studies,
which are part of an ongoing research initiative at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, will quantify the cradle-to-grave
environmental costs of paving and building materials, and will ultimately result in the most comprehensive LCA model produced
For more information on MIT's work please visit http://web.mit.edu/schub
Concrete Specifications Task Force
Temporarily suspended - Next meeting TBA. If you would like to participate,
please contact Dave Potter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Pieters at email@example.com.
Cool Pavements Resources
Cool pavements include a range of established and emerging technologies that communities
are exploring as part of their heat island reduction efforts. The term currently refers to paving materials that reflect more
solar energy, enhance water evaporation, or have been otherwise modified to remain cooler than conventional pavements.
For more information: http://www.epa.gov/heatisland/mitigation/pavements.htm