Colorado Public Works Journal, Winter 2019

Winter 2019 • 3 he end of 2018 saw us witness many awards within our industry. This is a special time for us to reflect with our peers on all the great work we do here in Colorado and give ourselves a pat on the back. To recognize the many steps in- volved and often, the many people involved in a project, that have been taken behind the scenes way before someone is in- vited to go up on stage and accept the award for their company. The judges have a huge task in selecting these awards so a big thank you should be given to them too! In October CPWJ were at the American Public Works Association, Colorado Chapter 33rd Annual Awards held at the Arvada Center. (The nominations for these were published in the FALL issue of CPWJ which you can access via our website if you missed it) Over 40 awards were presented at the luncheon in front of 300 guests from within the public works industry. For an insight see our PS on 64. Early November ACEC hosted the Colorado Engineering Excellence Awards for 2019 at the historic Warwick Hotel in downtown Denver. Here outstanding achievements within the consulting engineering community were recognised. I was honoured to be invited to be a judge for the EEA Awards earlier in the year, so I know first hand what a tough job that is. See our spotlight section on pages 18-39 for details of these wonderful projects. At the beautiful Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, CRMCA and CSSGA held their joint annual conference on 15-16 November. Following a full packed business agenda with some great breakout sessions, guests were later entertained by former Denver Bronco, Reggie Rivers. The social aspect of the conference is always an attraction for guests and conducive for networking opportunities. Get a glimpse of the event on PS page 66. As you can see CPWJ had a busy end of the year and we look forward to learning about what projects you have planned in 2019. Meanwhile, we at Colorado Public Works Journal would like to take a moment to recognize our FABULOUS supporters, our advertisers. Without their contribution we would not be able to bring you this publication. So…THANK YOU to: ACL, ACPA, AECOM, Ames Construction, Bobcat of the Rockies, BOMAG, Brannan Sand & Gravel, Bruckner’s, CASI, Castle Rock Construction, CAPA, CCA, CEMEX, Cesare, Cobitco, Colorado Barricade, CRMCA, CTL Thompson, DHM Design, DISSCO, Faris Machinery, Felsburg Holt & Ullevig, GCC, Holcim, Honnen Equipment, IHC, Kiewit, Muller Engineering, Nilex, Power Equipment Company, Power Motive Corporation, Vance Brothers, Wagner, Westest, Underground Utilities and 4 Rivers Equipment. This list is growing all the time. If you would like to join this prestigious list, contact us today to see how affordable it is to advertise in the only publication covering the infrastructure of Colorado. Jo Taylor, Managing Editor Editor The Colorado Public Works Journal Team Robert Davis - Features Tamara Moon - Features Violet Cruz - Design T PUBLIC WORKS COLORADO J O U R N A L