Colorado Public Works Journal, Spring 2022

The Colorado Public Works Journal Jo Taylor, Managing Editor Editor es, I cannot lie our last issue incorporating the ‘Women in Construction’ supplement was a complete success. Focusing on the many talented women in the industry was without doubt a big hit with our audience. We had more likes, shares and mentions on social media than ever before. Additional hard copies were requested and circulated, and, as we had first hoped with this supplement being circulated throughout the year, we will soon be soon looking at a re-print. I am enormously grateful to everyone who participated and to those who gave me advice and the encouragement to pursue the content idea. So much so that this has made way for other content ideas for later in the year. Please do share with us your thoughts and ideas too, we would love to hear them. In this issue we would like to welcome NUCA to our industry association column news on page 58. The National Utilty Contractors Association specialize in utility construction, so are a perfect fit for our audience. We look forward to hearing about their work in Colorado. You may recall that we now have Sean O’Keefe on our writing team. Sean has been writing for the construction industry for over 20 years and has a keen interest in the people who make projects happen. So he is perfectly positioned to bring us ‘Industry Insights’ in each issue, focusing on a key figurehead in our industry, whom we all can learn from. CAPA’s The Road Ahead insert pages 19-50 showcases the ‘Best in Colorado Awards’ for everything asphalt. These awards were presented in-person at the Rocky Mountain Asphalt and Equipment Show which took place in February at the National Western Complex. A new location for them, but with room to grow, mark you calendars now for 2023. With safety being uppermost in all our minds, no matter what job we are doing. Our feature article on pages 12-15 has three of the top companies in Colorado sharing their insights on the topic. Take a look and maybe your organization can take away a tip or two from them. With 2022 starting to resemble normality in the business world, we are excited to be invited once again to the many shows, conferences and events that take place across the state. Last month CPWJ were invited to the Transportation & Construction GIRL VIP Sponsor reception. As their media sponsor we were presented once again with the Media Sponsor award to reflect our partnership (see photo above) If you would like Colorado Public Works Journal to attend your next event and give your business additional exposure and telling your story, please do let us know, our calendar is filling up. We look forward to seeing you at the next industry event! Y REMEMBER that Colorado Public Works Journal can now be read online, on your phone, tablet or other mobile device. Please go there, take a look and let us know what you think. Spring2022| 3 CPWJ