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CCA Staff

Tony Milo
Executive Director  

Terry Kish 
Director of Safety and Workforce Development 

Jim Moody
Director of Owner Agency Relations 

Jordan Trainor
Director of Communications 

Joseph Serna
Program Director
US DOT Bonding Education Program

Kelly Lehto 
Executive Assistant

In this Issue


Top Stories

After Years of Short-Term Extensions, Congress Finally Passes a Long-Term Infrastructure Bill
The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act provides funding for five years for federal highway and transit programs at increased funding levels.  The Act does not increase the gas tax or create any new on-going revenue source for the Highway Trust Fund, but instead continues the trend of general fund transfers off set with non-transportation revenue, allowing the Act to be fully funded through the five year period. The Act calls for adjustments in authorized funding levels should Highway Trust Fund revenue increase or decrease beyond the projected annual income amounts.  The overall increase in funding for Colorado totals about $250 million over the five-year life of the Act.

Click here to read the entire article.

Click here to see a chart created by CDOT Federal Lobbyist Mickey Ferrell showing the annual funding increase each year under the FAST Act for Colorado.

83rd Annual Conference
January 28-29, 2016
Westin Westminster

It’s that time again! The 83rd Annual CCA Conference Expo and Sponsorship registration is now open!

CCA's 83rd Annual Conference will be held January 28-29, 2016 at the Westin Westminster Hotel. This year’s conference program is being carefully designed to address the industry wide need in the area of Work Force Development and we expect a record number of attendees.  Stay tuned for more information on the 2016 program and reserve your expo and sponsorships today!

Expo Opportunities - Sold Out

Click here to see current booth assignments.

Sponsorship Opportunities
We are working hard to ensure the 2016 Conference Sponsors receive an unprecedented level of exposure to CCA members, companies, guests and invited government officials. Your Sponsorship dollars support and enhance CCA’s programming and facilities for the 83rd Annual Conference.

Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Expo Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

II Luncheon Speaker

Afterburner Sponsor

Inaugural Emerging Leaders Council Sponsor

Fun Night Sponsor

President's Banquet Video

Breakout Session Speakers

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors



Bronze Sponsor


Municipal, Utility and Airport News

Constructability Review for SH82 Basalt Pedestrian Underpass Project:  Dec 15 in Glenwood Springs
CCA is assisting the Town of Basalt and their engineering consultant SGM with organizing a Constructability Review for the SH82 Basalt Pedestrian Underpass Project.  The cost of construction is expected to be in the $4-6 M range.  The scope of the project consists of a pedestrian underpass in Basalt that runs under Highway 82.  Additionally there is a fair amount of surface work, i.e. hardscapes, landscaping, signage etc. 

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15 at the Glenwood Springs Library, 815 Cooper Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.  To RSVP, please contact Jim Moody at or 303/290-6611 x15.

Constructability Review for Commerce City's SH2 widening project: Jan 4 at CCA in Centennial
CCA is assisting the City of Commerce City and their engineering consultant HDR with organizing a Constructability Review for the SH2 Widening Project.  The cost of construction of this 6 mile widening project is expected to be in the $15-18 M range. 

The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4 at CCA, 6880 S Yosemite Ct., Centennial, CO 80112.  To RSVP, please contact Jim Moody at or 303/290-6611 x15.

AGC/A’s Utility Infrastructure News
Click here to link to AGC’s most recent updates on news related to Municipal and Utilities.


Association News 

Apply Today for CCA’s Safety, Workforce Development and Environmental Awards
All CCA members who are in good standing with the Association are eligible to participate in the CCA Safety, Workforce Development and Environmental Awards programs.  The goals of these 5 awards are to promote exemplary safety, workforce development and environmental competence and to recognize those CCA members and their employees who have demonstrated exemplary performance in these areas.

The awards will be presented at the 2016 Awards Breakfast at the CCA 83rd Annual Conference on January 29th, 2016. 

The 5 awards which CCA members can apply for are

  • Safety Statistics Tabulation (SST) Program which is for Contractor Members only - Click here for the application packet,

  • Life Saving Award which is for all members - Click here for the application,

  • Associate Member Safety Award which as the name says is for CCA Associate Members - Click here for the application,

  • Workforce Development Award which is for all members - Click here for the application, and the

  • Environmental Excellence Award which is for all CCA Members - Click here for the application packet.

All the CCA Award nominations and report forms are due in the CCA Office by December 23, 2015


Please join us for the CCA Holiday Open House on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the CCA office, 6880 Yosemite Ct., Suite 200, Centennial, CO 80112.

During the Open House this year we will also be recognizing some of our legislative champions from the 2015 session with CCA Infrastructure Awards!  Awards will be given at 4:00 pm

Come mix and mingle with the CCA Board of Directors, fellow members and staff and enjoy some Holiday Cheer!

Click here to RSVP.

CCA's 2015 Standing Committee Sign-up Sheet
Committee service at CCA is challenging, rewarding and a fun experience that helps you, the Association and our industry. It is at the committee level that policy is drafted and sent to the Board of Directors for consideration and that Association Directors first serve at the committee level.

Committee service provides opportunities to develop leadership skills that will be used on the job and off.  It is an opportunity to express your opinions and offer solutions to the challenges of the construction industry.  Committee service also provides an opportunity to meet and work with others in our industry-and new friendships are almost always developed.

Click here for Committee descriptions and sign up sheet.



CDOT Management Contact List
**Revised September 2015**
CDOT has issued an updated list of key HQ and Region contacts - click here

CDOT Bid Opportunities

  • To review CDOT projects currently under ad, click here.
  • To review CDOT’s current letting and advertising schedule (the “Go Sheet”), click here.
  • To access the project websites for current and upcoming DB and CM/GC projects, click here.

CDOT Bid Results
Click here for this week's bid results.

AGC-A’s Highway & Transportation News
Click here to link to AGC’s most recent Highway and Transportation news.

Disclaimer:  Information in this section concerns CDOT-related issues, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of CDOT.


Industry News

CU - Construction Engineering & Management, Structures and Geotechnical Majors Career Fair
Greetings from the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department at CU-Boulder! 

You are invited to our major-specific career fairs scheduled for February 8th, 9th, and 10th at the Discovery Learning Center on the CU-Boulder engineering campus.  Please visit our website to register for the appropriate fair with Regonline and also for logistical information about the fair.  The website address is:

Click Here to Register for this Event

Colorado 811

Colorado 811 Study – Need excavators for phone interviews and in-person interviews
Colorado 811 has commissioned a study to gather information about the pros and cons of Colorado’s current call-before-you dig system, with a specific focus on the following: 

  • Pros/cons of Tier 2 membership
  • Pros/cons of establishing a central authority to enforce state damage prevention laws (aside from District Court)

To gather information for this study, the research team wants to hear from excavators, facility owners and other stakeholders.  Please contact Jim Moody at or 303/290-6611x15 if you are interested in any of the following opportunities to provide feedback to the research team:

  1. Phone Surveys.  Please let Jim know if your company would be willing to participate in a one-on-one survey with the research team.  Surveys are scheduled to begin the week of Dec 14.  Please let Jim know the name of the person within your company that the interviewer should ask for on the day of the survey.  We need at least 40 excavators to participate in the survey, so please volunteer as a possible survey candidate if at all possible.
  2. Excavator Roundtable Forum.  Please let Jim know if you would be interested in participating in an 8-person Excavator Roundtable forum with the researcher in early January (date TBA).  Depending on where the bulk of the respondents are located, the meeting will likely be held either at CCA in Centennial or possibly at a location on the west side of Metro Denver.  A conference call-in option will be available, and if there is a great deal of interest, we might hold two or more Excavator Roundtable Forums.
  3. One-on-One In-Person Interviews.  The researcher is also interested in speaking one-on-one with a few excavators who are particularly knowledgeable about 811 issues.  This will be a more open-ended format than the phone survey.  Please let Jim know if you would like to be considered for an interview.  Only 10 excavators will be interviewed, so please don’t take offense if you volunteer but aren’t contacted for an interview.
  4. Regional Forums.  In addition to Excavator-only forums and interviews, there will also be forums open to ALL stakeholders sometime in January.  These are expected to be held in Ft. Collins, Denver, Colorado Springs, and Grand Junction.  CCA will send out information about these forums once dates/locations have been announced.

ATTN EXCAVATORS: Interested in CCA’s Advocacy on 811 Issues? 
Get onto Distribution List for “CCA's 811 Excavator Update” Emails

In order to keep Excavators in the loop on CCA’s advocacy efforts on 811-related issues, CCA emails out periodic updates, surveys, etc.  Issues discussed have included updates on Comcast’s policy on providing sketches (they are being provided), updates on the 811 legislative task force, a survey on which facility owners go directly to an excavator’s insurance company for claims against the excavator (regardless of merit), and more.  To “opt in” and begin receiving CCA’s 811 Excavator Updates, or to bring an 811-related issue to the attention of CCA, please contact Jim Moody at or (303) 290-6611 x15.


Safety Resource Center

Team Work
You have a responsibility to prevent accidents. Safety is a cooperative undertaking requiring a total safety consciousness on the part of every employee.  Proper planning, a good safety program, the right tools, and communication combine to prevent accidents. 

Click here for more information on Team Work.


Weekly Media Clips

Top Stories

Save the Date

May 23, 2016
Redlands Mesa Golf Tournament
Grand Junction, CO

August 22, 2016
Metro Golf Tournament
West Wood Golf Club

New Date Coming Soon
10th Annual CCA Conquistador Cup
Cortez, CO

November 10, 2016
2nd Annual Cone Zone Classic


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