Metropolitan Government Pavement Engineers Council - MGPEC

News

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.
 
The 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 to-date.

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 dave.potter@denvergov.org or Tom Pieters at tpieters@auroragov.org.

Transportation Asset Management Task Force

Next Meeting:  TBA

Chairman:  Mike Skinner   mikeskinnerpe@co-asphalt.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

Useful Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Engineering Website

Colorado Department of Transportation Home Page:  http://www.dot.state.co.us/

CDOT Design Support Index Page for Engineering and Construction:  http://www.dot.state.co.us/DesignSupport/

  ·    Construction Specifications

Includes Construction Specifications of 2011 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction (Green Book) with related Standard and Special Provision

  ·    Materials and Geotechnical

       o   Paving Materials Specifications Checklist

       o   Manuals

            §   CDOT Field Materials Manual

            §   CDOT Pavement Design Manual

  ·   Bulletins and Manuals

  ·   Standard Plans

  ·   Misc. Design Documents

  ·   Software Support

CDOT Statistics and Data:  http://www.dot.state.co.us/App_DTD_DataAccess/index.cfm

·        GIS Data

·        Highway Data

·        Maps

·        Traffic Data

CDOT Research Branch:  http://www.dot.state.co.us/Research/

 

Please check back soon for the most current MGPEC news.

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