Colorado Public Works Journal, Winter 2023

PUBLIC WORKS COLORADO J O U R N A L ACEC: Award Winners 2023 FEATURE: Vision 100 FEATURE: CPWJ 2023 Media Kit COLUMNS: Association News PS: Out & About in Colorado WINTER 2023: Vol.19, No.1 - $4.95

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The Colorado Public Works Journal - J o u r n a l T H E E D I T O R 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 at PUBLIC WORKS COLORADO J O U R N A L NEWlogo_CPWJ:Layout 1 8/22/17 3:30 PM Page 2 WINTER 2023┃3 I always find it difficult returning to work after a holiday, when you have got used to lazy days of not doing too much and only intermittent thoughts of work, or checking email. One is never quite sure when people are fully back at work and when you can rely on getting a response from those you want to contact. And, the burning question, how many weeks into January can you continue to say Happy New Year to people? We have several new things coming in 2023, which we have done to enhance your relationship with us. If you are on social media be sure to connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram, or even all three, for up to the minute news on our activities. With recruitment still being a major issue for all companies in our industry, CPWJ are launching a JOB BOARD on our website. This allows for our advertising partners to upload positions that they have available in varying categories pertaining to our workforce. Allowing the job seeker to search some criteria for something that is a good fit. If you know of someone, or even if you are looking for a new position yourself in 2023, you can go to the Job Board TAB and explore opportunities available with companies that you can trust, that have authentic openings. We believe this will be a valuable asset to our offerings and our mission to keep the industry connected. Go and try it out….. and let us know if you get hired. CPWJ always aims to reach the entire state, from the peaks to the plains in EVERY issue. So, we are calling for Public Works Officials and their teams to contact us with news in their region for us to publish and share with our readers. We are specifically interested in news in all the following areas: Personnel - New Hires, Promotions, Retirements, Awards Opportunities – Jobs, Upcoming Bids or Solicitations Projects – Awarded, Started, Completed, Formally Recognized Events – Community Engagements, Public Hearings of Note, etc. Starting with our SPRING issue there will be a dedicated page to host this information, entitled STATEWIDE News, so what are you waiting for? In this issue we feature the ACEC Awards which has been designed in a new format to focus just on the project details and imagery. We think this enhancement spotlights the awards in all their glory. As we start a new year we wanted to include our Media Kit so that everyone can see how to become an advertising partner and enjoy the benefits of brand exposure, community connections and knowledge with CPWJ. We are also proud to announce that we have had no price increases for 2023. CPWJ has a huge reach within the state of Colorado and we partner with many of the leading companies working in the infrastructure fields. If I, or a member of our team can help you in any way, please do reach out to us. We would be happy to answer any questions, or connect you with those who can. And…. dare I say it? Happy New Year!! Jo Taylor, Managing Editor

4┃ Colorado Public Works Journal C O N T E N T S Cover Image: Meow Wolf © KL&A DEN EXPANSION- page 14 Mailing List Maintenance - COVID update Working from home and miss seeing your copy of CPWJ? No problem, send us your address and we will have your copy of CPWJ mailed to your home address rather than to your office.You may resume delivery to your office at any time. Please take a moment to let us know of any co-workers who may have moved on and no longer need to be on our mailing list. THANK YOU for helping us. WINTER 2023 : Volume 19, No.1 COLORADO PUBLIC WORKS JOURNAL (ISSN 1555-8258) is published bimonthly in January, March, May, July, September and November CPWJ is published by Coterie Press Ltd., 5 White Birch, Littleton, CO 80127 tel: (303) 933-2526 Managing Editor: Jo Taylor, (720) 360-6737 Editor: William Taylor (303) 933-2526 Volume 19. No.1, January 2023 Production: Coterie Press Design: Violet Cruz Printed by: One Stop Printing Subscription, Mailing Services and Accounting Subscription $30.00 per year in the USA Periodicals Postage Paid in Denver, Colorado. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Coterie Press Ltd., 5 White Birch, Littleton, CO 80127. Contents copyright © 2023 by Coterie Press Ltd. All rights reserved Colorado Public Works Journal is an independent publication designed to be of service and interest to those providing civil services related to infrastructure construction and maintenance and allied fields, including government officials, heavy/civil contractors, engineers and architects, distributors, dealers and manufacturers of equipment and materials, and providers of services to government agencies and the construction and development industry Colorado Public Works Journal accepts no responsibility or liability for the validity of information and articles supplied by contributors, vendors, advertisers or advertising agencies. Opinions expressed are those of the individual writers and do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers of CPWJ. 06 : Works News Equipment 09 : Works News Updates 10 : Works News People 14 : VISION 100 DEN Expansion 21 : ACEC 2023 Award Winners 39 : Media Kit CPWJ 48 : Association News APWA, ACEC, RTD, CDOT, CAPA, ACPA, CCA, CRMCA 58 : PS! (Parting Shots) Out and About at Events in Colorado 62 : Advertiers Index Our Corporate Partners

WINTER 2023┃5 Gold Award Concrete Pavement Restoration I-76 WB Pavement Rehabilitation near Wiggins, CO Contractor: Castle Rock Construction Company Owner: CDOT Region 4 Design Engineer & Construction Mgmt: CDOT Region 4 - Greeley Residency Construction Management: RockSol Gold Award State Roads US 287 & 40 Passing Lanes CM/GC Cheyenne & Lincoln Counties, CO Contractor: Castle Rock Construction Company Owner: CDOT Region 4 Design Engineer & Construction Mgmt: CDOT Region 4 - Limon Residency Construction Management: Atkins Gold Award Urban Arterials & Collectors I-70B 1st Street & Grand Avenue Grand Junction, CO Paving Contractor: IHC Scott Prime Contractor: United Companies Owner: CDOT Region 3 Design Engineer & Construction Management: CDOT Region 3 - GJ Residency Congratulations to the 2022 National Excellence in Concrete Pavement Award Winners! Annual Concrete Pavement Workshop March 2, 2023 in Denver Location: DoubleTree Hotel Denver @ MLK & Quebec Registration & additional details: CO/WY Chapter—ACPA @COWYACPA

6┃ Colorado Public Works Journal Works News E q u i p m e n t Aquajet Delivers 100th Aqua Cutter in North America MONROE, Wash. (Jan. 12, 2023) — Aquajet, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative Hydrodemolition technology, announces the delivery of its 100th Aqua Cutter in North America. The milestone marks the growing demand of the Hydrodemolition method in applications ranging from road and bridge repairs to dam and parking garage rehabilitation. In recognition of the evolution of Hydrodemolition in the North American market, Aquajet will showcase a special edition Aqua Cutter 750V at World of Concrete 2023, Jan. 17-19, in Las Vegas at Booth C4119. “We attended our first World of Concrete in 1989 as a young company with innovative new technology that offered a faster way to remove large amounts of concrete,” said Roger Simonsson, Aquajet managing director. “Over time, the use of the Hydrodemolition method has become more widespread and customers, including many from North America, have offered feedback to help the technology advance. It’s gratifying to see how the Hydrodemolition industry has taken off in North America and around the world.” The special edition Aqua Cutter 750V features a commemorative design. Rather than a red hood, the unit is black with red and white lettering. The design includes an outline of North America and is clearly marked as the 100th unit. Along with growing demand, Hydrodemolition equipment has evolved over the last 30plus years. Aquajet’s first robot was built on the base of a small drilling rig and featured snowmobile tracks cut into two narrower tracks. At that time, the technology only worked Komatsu at CONEXPO 2023—Creating value together horizontally. Today’s Aqua Cutter robots are highly sophisticated, with the ability to cut shapes, to remove material at different depths in the same pass and to reach horizontally, vertically, overhead, over bridge rails and more. Aquajet’s newest innovation, launched in 2022, is the Aqua Cutter 750V with patented infinity oscillation. The lance moves the water in an infinity, or Figure 8, pattern that removes more concrete in a single pass than previous models while significantly reducing the pipe hole effect. For CONEXPO 2023, Komatsu will be in booth W42044 and the theme for the show will be “Creating value together.” With the right products, latest technologies, actionable data and dealer support, Komatsu helps our customers create value to help achieve their visions for productivity, efficiency, sustainability and safety. The Komatsu booth will feature equipment, technology and service solutions that address: • Construction • Energy/utility • Forestry • Quarry • Smart Construction/Smart Quarry • Sustainability and electrification • Waste To showcase tools that support operation optimization, the Komatsu booth will address: • A sustainability/electrification roadmap • Technology implementation • Workforce optimization Working together with our customers, our booth will demonstrate how Komatsu’s machines and solutions can help our customers: • Optimize fleet capabilities • Extend the life/improve the value of machines • Operate with safety as a priority and reduce employee downtime • Leverage the latest technology to improve efficiencies and productivity • Conserve resources and reduce fuel consumption • Upskill and retain employees and use them in the most productive ways through leveraging the right training and latest technologies On the show floor, we’ll be featuring our latest electric offerings alongside brand-new and recently introduced machines. A sampling of Komatsu machines that will be on the floor: • PC210E (with Smart Construction Retrofit) electric excavator • PC900LC (with Smart Construction Retrofit) excavator • HB365LC-3 (with Smart Construction Retrofit) hybrid excavator • D71PXi-24 intelligent dozer • HD465-8 mechanical haul truck • PC230F-11 processor • PC360iLC-11 intelligent excavator • WA600-8 wheel loader

WINTER 2023┃7 Works News E q u i p m e n t Hamm: HX series – The new flagship Hamm recently presented a new generation of pivot-steered tandem rollers: The HX series. Replacing the previous DV+ series, it is impressive thanks to intuitive operation with Easy Drive, high performance data, many comfort features and sustainable operation, as well as the “Smart Compact” digital compaction assistant. Furthermore, Hamm has put many detail improvements, new options and interfaces into practice in the HX series. All models are available in countries with the EPA Tier 4/EU Stage V emissions regulation. High degree of precision The HX series is the new flagship for the Hamm fleet. Designed for asphalt compaction, the HX 70i model (7 t/55.4 kW) and HX 90i (9 t/74.4 kW) achieve high surface outputs on large construction sites. What’s more, they also impress in tasks such as compaction in curves with a high degree of precision. Here, the pivot steering shows its strengths with a large turning angle, large track offset and four different steering modes. Intelligent drive control with automatic reversing A foundation for high compaction quality is intelligent drive control with automatic reversing. In combination with the electrically adjustable seat operating unit, it guarantees quality and comfort. It brakes and accelerates the rollers quickly, but smoothly. The seat also turns automatically in the direction of travel when reversing. This is unique in the market. It produces first-class surfaces and ensures ergonomic working with safety at all times. Improved field of vision New LED turn indicators and details around the cab give the HX series its distinctive design. The fully glazed panoramic cab offers a vastly improved field of vision with an excellent view of the drum edges. Optionally, lighting for drums and drum edges can be added. A camera system with two robust monitors (IP 67) are integrated as standard to provide optimal vision. Thanks to division of the screen, views to the front and to the rear are always visible regardless of seat position. Still unique is the cab floor’s glass window for viewing the drums. It can be folded in for cleaning. Simple operation, ergonomics and comfort thanks to Easy Drive The Easy Drive operating concept combines an ergonomically optimised operator’s platform with the sophisticated operating structure, including language-neutral and self-explanatory operation for the HX series: Despite the extensive machine functions, operation is intuitive and very quickly learned. Steering is performed with the steering wheel; all other important functions are operated via a joystick and the multifunction armrest. The position of armrests and tilt angle of the steering column are adjustable – not forgetting an ergonomic step, folding armrests on request and a comfort exit as well as comfort features such as 12 volt and USB sockets, plus many storage compartments. New additive mixing unit, new chip spreaders A revised dual-circuit additive mixing unit for the combination rollers saves water and increases the range, as the sprinkling system at the front and rear are controlled separately. Water and additive can be sprayed separately or as a mixture. For spreading surface courses, Hamm has improved chip spreaders in its range for the HX series: The HLS 150 line spreader (760 l) and HLS 170 line spreader (960 l), as well as the HDS disc spreader (750 l, spreading width 8 m). All models have the option for height adjustment. Optionally, an innovative lowering device is available, making installation and removal possible without a forklift truck or crane. The spreaders are operated from the operator’s platform and are fitted with automatically rolling tarpaulins and integrated LED lighting. Sustainable compaction, fuel savings The engines work at a lower speed of 1500–2000 rpm, which reduces fuel consumption as well as noise and exhaust gas emissions. Here, powerful travel pumps ensure high compaction power. Furthermore, the automatic engine stop automatically switches the engine off after an extended period of inactivity. Smart Compact also contributes towards sustainability. The assistant additionally saves up to 15% of fuel by switching off the vibration or oscillation as soon as it is no longer useful. Finally, the rollers can be operated with diesel or HVO fuel.

8┃ Colorado Public Works Journal Works News E q u i p m e n t PERMANENT PAVEMENT REPAIR MATERIAL Todd Mellema 303-935-2485 ALL WEATHER SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE IN BAGS & BULK Wirtgen: New Generation Z2 round-shank picks Presentation of new optimised cutting tools for cold recyclers and soil stabilisers at Bauma 2022. The demands on cutting tools for environmentally friendly cold recycling and efficient soil stabilisation are varied. The most important of these demands include high cutting performance, resistance to extreme impacts and maximum resistance to wear. With the new, extremely durable Generation Z2 round-shank picks, Wirtgen sets standards when it comes to long service life, reliability and efficiency. Proven benefit: the wear plate with the grooved profile increases efficiency A newly developed wear plate with a special grooved profile improves centring and demonstrably optimises rotation behaviour. This ensures that the durable carbide tip is always ready to cut and assures best possible carbide utilisation. In addition, the grooved profile reduces lengthwise wear of the roundshank pick holder and extends service life by up to 25%. Higher resilience and reliability In order to assure consistently secure seating of the pick in the pick holder bore, the Generation Z² round-shank picks feature the tried and tested TwinStop clamping sleeve from Wirtgen. The optimised carbide composition with a higher proportion of cobalt guarantees additional resistance to even the highest impact forces. Key technology for greater machine efficiency Wirtgen sees high savings potential for users in the further development of its innovative cutting technologies. The perfect interplay between machines and high-performance cutting tools plays an important role in the realisation of maximum efficiency in everyday working scenarios. The use of the new Generation Z2 round-shank picks further increases operational reliability. The higher machine utilisation rates and productivity achieved result in lower operating costs and greater efficiency. Cold recyclers and soil stabilisers benefit from the innovative cutting technology of the new Generation Z2 round-shank picks from Wirtgen Thanks to high resistance to impacts and shank fracturing, and best possible protection of the pick holder, the new Wirtgen Generation Z2 cutting tools for cold recyclers and soil stabilisers deliver impressive performance in all materials.

WINTER 2023┃9 Works News U p d a t e s Holcim Group News New state report shows injured workers rate Pinnacol highest performing workers’ comp carrier in the state Holcim US is transitioning several of its legacy brands in Colorado to its name. Aggregate Industries, Metro Mix Concrete and Transit Mix Concrete will take on the Holcim name, They are launching the new Holcim Group identity as a symbol of their vision to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. “In joining the state’s legacy brands and operations, our goal is to continue leading the industry into a more sustainable future while providing the same distinguished products and services we’re known for in Colorado,” says Chance Allen, General Manager of the aggregates construction materials business in the Mountain Region for Holcim US. Newly-released survey results from the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation (DOWC) show Pinnacol Assurance is again the highest performing workers’ compensation carrier in the state, among major carriers. In the state’s most recent report, Pinnacol scored 4.1 on a 5-point scale based on feedback from injured workers. This is the 8th consecutive year Pinnacol took the top spot, scoring well above other large private corporate carriers. All workers with reported workers’ comp claims in the state receive the DOWC survey 30 days after their claim closes. The survey asks workers to rate their experience with their care and customer service. “Pinnacol’s culture of caring is what sets us apart from other carriers in the state,” said Pinnacol President and CEO John O’Donnell. “We are committed to Colorado workers and businesses, and it shows in these scores. We understand that, sometimes, workers meet us on one of the worst days of their life, and we take providing empathetic, effective, efficient care of them as our most important role in the state.” Uniting these brands as Holcim builds on the market strength of each and streamlines the company’s collective work as a sustainable builder of progress. According to Holcim, the teams in place at Aggregate Industries, Metro Mix Concrete and Transit Mix Concrete will remain. We have added Tony Majka our new General Manager of asphalt/contracting with his 11 years in the Colorado market, and also added Drew Mohatt as our Estimating/Business Development Manager. Operations at each of the locations will continue to provide the same level of quality service and products customers have come to expect over the years which are asphalt, crushed stone, ready-mixed concrete, sand, gravel and recycled products.Locations for asphalt being in Longmont, Commerce City, Centennial and Englewood with the Head Office located in Golden. Pinnacol also conducts its own surveys of injured workers with claims to ensure the organization is meeting its service goals. Pinnacol’s 2021 Injured Worker Net Promoter score (a measure of satisfaction and loyalty) among injured workers was 68, far exceeding the average NPS score of 35 for the insurance industry.

10┃ Colorado Public Works Journal Works News P e o p l e Drew Mohatt Joins Holcim We are so excited for Drew Mohatt to join the Holcim US construction team. His extensive skillset, relentless demeanor, and highly respected reputation in the construction industry makes him a perfect fit for our Business Development and Estimating Manager. Drew began his journey in this industry with Wagner Equipment Co. where served in many different capacities, ranging from parts and service to equipment sales and rentals for 8 years, before trying his hand in the energy sector (oil & gas). Drew was an Asset Manager with Mears (Midstream) a high pressure utility gas company who he helped usher into the Colorado front range and is a prime contractor for Xcel Energy We are thrilled to have Drew join us from Colorado Asphalt Services Inc. better known as CASI in the metro area, where he held various roles such as Materials Sales Director, Estimator, Project Manager, and Superintendent. His invaluable leadership skills will serve him best as we are confident he can help us grow our construction service division at Holcim US. Please join us in welcoming Drew to our team. For project pricing or to congratulate Drew he can reached by email at ASPHALT Superpave & Marshall Mix Designs ASPHALT BINDER Superpave Rheology Recovery CONCRETE Mix Designs ACI Criteria CCRL Accredited Lakewood, Colorado Cheyenne, Wyoming (303)975-9959 (307) 757-3460 With more than 3,000 professionals nationwide, Atlas provides professional testing, inspection, engineering, environmental, and consulting services, helping our clients test, inspect, verify, plan, design, and manage a wide variety of projects across diverse end markets. On January 1, 2023, WesTest became Atlas. we’re built to be better AGGREGATE ASTM C 33 ASR Tests Aggregate Reserve Analysis GEOTECHNICAL Pavement Engineering Soil Investigation & Design

WINTER 2023┃11 Works News P e o p l e Nicki Upright Retires from CDOT After 33 years working with CDOT, Project Manager Nicki Upright is retiring. Nicki started her career with CDOT working in design with Region 1. After 18 months she moved into construction management with Region 4 (Greeley) where she continued her career until December of 2022. Nicki is well known in the industry and has been on the committee of the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show for several years. Nicki also helped to form the Colorado Branch of Women of Asphalt, where she currently holds the position of President. Nicki will be joining RockSol Consulting Group on March 1st, as Construction Manager III. CPWJ wish her well in her new role. Danielle Troncoso at Kiewit Danielle Troncoso is a Human Resources Business Partner for Kiewit – an experienced role that ensures strong collaboration between HR Shared Services, COE’s, and Business Unit teams. Transitioning from her previous role as Director of Administration, Danielle recently joined the Kiewit family 3 months ago. While she has spent the last decade working in the Denver construction market, she is delighted to expand her horizons with helping to support her teams across Canada & the US. Danielle has developed insight within the asphalt, concrete, trucking, and roofing industries. With her experience, Danielle has developed an intimate knowledge of construction operations & HR best practices. She is eager to transfer over her skillsets to Kiewit and provide value within her new team! Jody Randall Joins Lawrence Construction Co. Lawrence Construction Company has added Jody Randall to their leadership team as the Director of Business Strategy. This move comes on the eve of the company’s 100 year anniversary in 2024 inspiring the team re-calibrate for stronger growth in the next century. Randall is a 28 year veteran of the industry and has served in leadership roles throughout her career. She also served on the board of the Colorado Contractors Association. Ms. Randall is a graduate of Colorado State University and earned her MBA at the University of Colorado. Lawrence is a fifth generation heavy highway contractor specializing in alternative delivery projects, bridges, emergency repair work and deep foundations.

12┃ Colorado Public Works Journal GLOBAL RESOURCES WITH A LOCAL TOUCH With a new look comes the power of a global team of experts, innovative solutions, more personalized products, and access to state-of-the-art technology that helps us solve problems like never before. But that doesn’t mean we lost our personal touch. We’re as committed as ever to the communities we serve - and that means partnering with local distributors who are just as committed as we are. In Partnership With Denver: 303-295-2885 Greeley: 970-353-4918

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14┃ Colorado Public Works Journal When Chief Executive Officer Phil Washington took the helm at Denver International Airport (airport code DEN) in July 2021, he became the first mayoral appointee through the Denver City Council’s new voter-backed confirmation process. Once the fanfare settled, Washington turned to the team of some 30,000 badged DEN employees and proposed a singular mission-driven vision for the future of DEN, the great gateway to the sky that it is. Vision 100 Taking a long view, DEN by Sean O’Keefe images @ First Last

WINTER 2023┃15 expands significantly “The airport opened in 1995, so we are in our twenties now,” says Stu Williams, Senior Vice President of Airport Expansion. In the 27 years since the airport has grown from 33.1 million annual passengers to a pre-pandemic high of 69 million. “When Phil came in, he put forth Vision 100, an ambition to grow DEN to one hundred million annual passengers. The Concourse Expansion Program adds 39 new gates to the airport. For perspective, this expansion alone is bigger than Ronald Reagan International Airport in D.C.” Williams has been with DEN for 11 years himself. From the start, his work has been deeply intertwined with the airport’s most prominent improvements. He took the job at DEN to lead the Hotel and Transit

16┃ Colorado Public Works Journal Center project in 2011. No stranger to high-impact, community improvement projects, before working for the airport, Williams was the Deputy Program Manager for the Better Denver Bond, a 2007 voter-passed effort to reinvest in civic infrastructure and enhance City facilities. Williams now adds another accomplishment in overseeing the concourse expansion program. As the main economic driver for the Front Range, DEN injects an estimated $33 billion annually into local economies. With passenger counts projected to exceed seventy million in 2023, DEN is already the third busiest airport in the United States. Importantly, from an operations perspective, a full 60 percent of DEN passengers are Origin and Destination (O&D) flights. With just 40 percent of passengers passing through on connecting flights, more of the dollars associated with travel to and from DEN are spent locally. This is a strong indicator of success for the airport and region, as are the long-standing partnerships with prominent airlines. “DEN is the only airport in the U.S. with three major airlines, which means more choice and lower costs for passengers. Our partners at United, Southwest, and Frontier all increased their presence with us by taking additional gates in this far-reaching expansion,” says Williams of the scope of impact at the ground level. The 39 new gates are spread out over all three concourses – A, B, and C – and increase the airport’s overall capacity by 30 percent. DEN broke ground on the Gate Expansion Program in May 2018. The first completed area (B West) opened in November 2020, and the most recently completed area (A West) opened in November 2022.

WINTER 2023┃17 Vision 100 Taking a long view, DEN expands significantly Scopes of Work B West: The first of four primary projects completed in the overall program, on B West DEN added four narrow-body gates and six seating areas, and a modern de-icing facility that serves as both a deicing station for aircraft and a fill-up station for truck-based de-icing operations. United took all four gates as part of their 22-gate increase when B West opened in November 2020. Project Team Leaders: HNTB (Design) and Turner/Flatiron Joint-Venture (Construction) C East: On the east side of Concourse C, DEN added approximately 530,000 square feet of space that encompasses 16 narrow-body gates and 20 holding rooms/seating areas. Southwest took those gates in May of 2022 when the area opened to the public. Also included in this segment is a commuter facility, focused on airlines serving regional airports across the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions. In 2023, passengers will also have access to eight new shopping and dining options on the concourse level. Project Team Leaders: Jacobs (Design) and Holder/FCI Joint-Venture (Construction) B East: On Concourse B, the configuration splits into two fingers on the east end. Here the north finger was demolished and rebuilt to provide seven narrow body gates and five regional aircraft gates. The replacement area is approximately 120,000 square feet and opened in October 2022. United uses these gates. Project Team Leaders: Jacobs (Design) and Holder/FCI Joint-Venture (Construction) A West: On the West side of A, DEN added some 530,000 square feet of space, by far the largest of the four segments. Here 12 narrowbody gates, 16 holding/seating areas, and a similar de-ice system to B West opened to the public in November 2022. In this segment, DEN also accounted for the capacity to increase international arrivals of wide-body aircraft. By building in flexibility, DEN can convert two existing narrow-body gates into a single wide-body gate to accommodate future United flights arriving from Europe. Project Team Leaders: HNTB (Design) and Turner/Flatiron Joint-Venture (Construction) “As part of our expansion program, we also signed a new lease with Frontier to go from 9 to 14 gates,” says Williams of work that remains in progress. He estimates there will be another year and a half of construction on that segment, which will deliver ground-loaded operations. In total, the program will stretch across seven years, from late 2018 to mid-2024. “One of the great features of all of this is that we added three new outdoor decks at the ends of A West, B West, and C East,” says Williams. An array of seating options from sofa-style loungers around fire pits to four-tops, bar tops, and countertop workstations bask in the sun and boast expansive views of the Front Range and the Great Plains. “These are incredibly popular already. You can have food delivered, and there is a pet relief area. The decks really showcase Colorado’s amazing outdoor lifestyle.” Along the Way Asked about the challenges in all this, Williams can only shake his head. There were a few. Though a seasoned program manager with a history of delivering big on behalf of his community, Williams nor anyone else saw COVID-19 coming.

18┃ Colorado Public Works Journal “Obviously, the pandemic created many challenges, especially related to the workforce and social distancing,” says Williams. Given the nature of working at DEN, pre-pandemic, the workforce was already parking far away and being bused to the job site. “With social distancing, we had to triple the number of buses and time required. Then supply chain issues impacted everything from high-tech systems to everyday commodities. And there were times when entire work crews would have COVID together, and we’d lose a whole trade for a few weeks.” Global catastrophe aside, the complexities of managing $2.3 billion of construction designed and delivered by two independent teams concurrently is no day at the lake. In early December 2021, Williams got a wake-up call he will never forget. “We had a hot water line break in the mechanical mezzanine. It sprayed water that was heated to about 180 degrees everywhere and destroyed almost everything it touched,” says Williams of the nightmare scenario. “It happened in the middle of the night on a Sunday. The water flowed for between three and four hours and kind of created a sauna. Everything was mechanical, so even if it wasn’t destroyed it wouldn’t qualify for a warranty. The damage was on the order of $40 million, which was recovered through the builder’s risk insurance policy.” Beyond the unforeseeable challenges, Williams reveals some of the inter-complexities of expanding the country’s third busiest airport on a ‘build-it-and-they-will-come’ basis.

WINTER 2023┃19 “When this program started, we had not leased any of the 39 gates to a specific airline,” he continues. “Once United and Southwest signed their leases, all the internal runs, systems, and hardware like apron doors had to be modified to their specific operational standards. This is everything from the fuel lines and fire hydrants to the holding room in the course where passengers wait to board.” Williams is also very proud of the program’s efforts to meet and beat the expectations of the City and County of Denver’s Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) goals. “An equitable distribution of our community investment is also very important to DEN,” says Williams. “Here, both design teams and both construction teams exceeded their required M/WBE participation, and the program management team nearly doubled theirs. So, it’s a win-win for area businesses.” With a suite of five more gates to deliver for Frontier’s expansion, Williams knows there is still more to do at DEN near-term. Long-term the airport is expected to push past 70 million annual enplanements in 2023 toward the grand vision on the horizon. “The new concourses are light and bright and very passenger friendly,” he finishes. “The architecture is spectacular. The variety of seating styles, a decluttered wayfinding system, and spacious restrooms with stalls designed to accommodate travel bags improve the passenger experience. As does direct access to the best of Colorado on the three outdoor decks. The concourse expansion program is a major step in the Vision 100 objective. Everyone involved is very proud of what has been accomplished so far.” Vision 100 Taking a long view, DEN expands significantly

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WINTER 2023┃21 Climate Pledge Arena Grand Conceptor Award Location: Seattle, Wash. Consulting Engineer: ME Engineers (Denver, Colo.) Client/Owner: Oak View Group Category: Structural Systems Photo Credit: RLI Photography ACEC AWARDS S p o t l i g h t Colorado Engineering Council’s Top Awards Spotlight Outstanding Engineering Achievements Congratulations to the 2023 Award-winning Projects! The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC Colorado) Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) program annually recognizes Colorado consulting engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value. Each year’s EEA winners are honored during a luncheon in early November. Additional details are online at, and videos about each project can be viewed on ACEC Colorado’s YouTube Channel at ACEC AWARDS

22┃ Colorado Public Works Journal ACEC AWARDS S p o t l i g h t Anschutz Health Sciences Building Aspen City Hall Excellence Awards Location: Denver, Colo. Consulting Engineer: Martin/Martin, Inc. (Lakewood, CO) Client/Owner: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Category: Structural Systems Photo Credit: Connie Zhou Excellence Awards Location: Aspen, Colo. Consulting Engineer: IMEG Corp. (Greenwood Village, CO) Client/Owner: City of Aspen Category: Technology Resources Photo Credit: IMEG Corp.

WINTER 2023┃23 ACEC AWARDS S p o t l i g h t Anschutz Health Sciences Building Aspen City Hall

24┃ Colorado Public Works Journal ACEC AWARDS S p o t l i g h t Clear Creek Canyon Park, Gateway Segment Excellence Awards Location: Golden, CO Consulting Engineer: Muller Engineering Company (Lakewood, CO) Client/Owner: Jefferson County Open Space Category: Special Projects (Recreational Facilities) Photo Credit: Jefferson County Open Space *2023 Outstanding Project Board Winner Denver Art Museum Martin Building Renovation and Sie Welcome Center Excellence Awards Location: Denver, Colo. Consulting Engineer: Martin/Martin, Inc. (Lakewood, CO) Client/Owner: Fentress Architects with Machado Silvetti & Denver Art Museum Category: Structural Systems Photo Credit: Martin/Martin, Inc.

WINTER 2023┃25 Clear Creek Canyon Park, Gateway Segment ACEC AWARDS S p o t l i g h t Denver Art Museum Martin Building Renovation and Sie Welcome Center Transportation Planning & Design Traffic Engineering & Intelligent Transportation Systems Structural & Bridge Design Program Management Environmental Stormwater & Floodplain Management Water & Wastewater Utilities Lakewood, CO | 303-988-4939 | Clear Creek Canyon Park, Gateway Segment Jefferson County, CO

26┃ Colorado Public Works Journal ACEC AWARDS S p o t l i g h t Meow Wolf Denver Excellence Awards Location: Denver, Colo. Consulting Engineer: KL&A Engineers & Builders (Golden, CO) Client/Owner: Revesco Properties & Meow Wolf Category: Structural Systems Photo Credit: KL&A Engineers & Builders Great Dharma Chan Monastery for the Chung Tai Zen Excellence Awards Location: Boulder, Colo. Consulting Engineer: JVA, Inc. (Boulder, CO) Client/Owner: Chung Tai Chan Monastery Category: Special Projects Photo Credit: Brad Nicol Photography

WINTER 2023┃27 ACEC AWARDS S p o t l i g h t Meow Wolf Denver Great Dharma Chan Monastery for the Chung Tai Zen

28┃ Colorado Public Works Journal ACEC AWARDS S p o t l i g h t Block 162 Honor Awards Location: Denver, CO Consulting Engineer: ME Engineers (Denver, CO) Client/Owner: Gensler/Patrinely Group Category: Building/Technology Systems Photo Credit: Ryan Dravitz Photography Big Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility Solids Dewatering & Campus Wide Improvements Project Honor Awards Location: Westminster, CO Consulting Engineer: HDR (Denver, CO) Client/Owner: City of Westminster Category: Water & Wastewater Photo Credit: HDR

WINTER 2023┃29 ACEC AWARDS S p o t l i g h t Block 162 Big Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility Solids Dewatering & Campus Wide Improvements Project

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32┃ Colorado Public Works Journal ACEC AWARDS S p o t l i g h t Merit Awards Location: Thornton, CO Consulting Engineer: Providence Infrastructure Consultants (Highlands Ranch, CO) Client/Owner: City of Thornton Category: Water & Stormwater Photo Credit: Providence Infrastructure Consultants Big Dry Creek Lift Station & Force Main Honor Awards Location: Denver, CO Consulting Engineer: CTL | Thompson (Colorado Springs, CO) Client/Owner: Colorado Rockies Baseball Club Category: Environmental Photo Credit: CTL | Thompson McGregor Square Passive Groundwater Management System Honor Awards Location: Lone Tree, CO Consulting Engineer: Alfred Benesch & Company (Denver, CO) Client/Owner: City of Lone Tree Category: City of Lone Tree Photo Credit: Alfred Benesch & Company Sky Ridge Bridge Emergency Repairs

WINTER 2023┃33 ACEC AWARDS S p o t l i g h t Honor Awards Location: Denver, CO (South of Castle Rock) Consulting Engineer: Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. (Greenwood Village, CO) Client/Owner: Colorado Department of Transportation Category: Transportation Photo Credit: Colorado Department of Transportation I-25 South Gap Honor Awards Location: Broomfield, CO Consulting Engineer: The RMH Group (Lakewood, CO) Client/Owner: Children’s Hospital Colorado Category: Building/Technology Systems Photo Credit: Children’s Hospital Colorado Children’s Hospital Colorado North Expansion Honor Awards Location: Silverthorne, CO Consulting Engineer: Ulteig (Greenwood Village, CO) Services, Inc. (Denver, CO) Client/Owner: CDOT Category: Transportation Photo Credit: CDOT CDOT I-70 Bridge Replacement of F-13-S_Minor

34┃ Colorado Public Works Journal ACEC AWARDS S p o t l i g h t Merit Awards Location: Boulder, Erie, Dacono, Frederick, Keenesburg, Fort Lupton & Hudson, Colo. Consulting Engineer: Muller Engineering Company (Lakewood, CO) Client/Owner: Colorado Department of Transportation, Region 4 Category: Studies, Research & Consulting Engineering Services Photo Credit: Colorado Department of Transportation CO 52 PEL Study and ACP from CO 119 to CO 79 Merit Awards Location: Colorado Springs, CO Consulting Engineer: Felsburg Holt & Ullevig (Greenwood Village, CO) Client/Owner: Copper Ridge Metropolitan District Category: Transportation Photo Credit: Felsburg Holt & Ullevig I-25 & Powers Interchange Transportation Planning & Design Traffic Engineering & Intelligent Transportation Systems Structural & Bridge Design Program Management Environmental Stormwater & Floodplain Management Water & Wastewater Utilities Lakewood, CO | 303-988-4939 | CO 52 Planning and Environmental Linkages Study & Access Control Plan | CO 119 to CO 79

WINTER 2023┃35 Merit Awards Location: Cheyenne & Kit Carson Counties, CO Consulting Engineer: Ulteig (Greenwood Village, CO) Client/Owner: M.A. Mortenson Company Category: Energy Photo Credit: M.A. Mortenson Company ACEC AWARDS S p o t l i g h t Merit Awards Location: Montrose, CO Consulting Engineer: Farnsworth Group (Greenwood Village, CO) Client/Owner: City of Montrose Category: Water Resources Photo Credit: Farnsworth Group Montrose Sunset Water Tank & Pump Station Design Merit Awards Location: Minturn, CO Consulting Engineer: Stolfus & Associates, Inc. (Greenwood Village, CO) Client/Owner: Town of Minturn & Colorado Department of Transportation Category: Transportation Photo Credit: Stolfus & Associates, Inc. Minturn Mobility Improvements Cheyenne Ridge Wind Merit Awards Location: Fort Collins, CO Consulting Engineer: AECOM Technical Services, Inc. (Denver, CO) Client/Owner: City of Fort Collins Category: Transportation Photo Credit: AECOM Technical Services, Inc. Lemay Realignment over Vine and BNSF

36┃ Colorado Public Works Journal ACEC AWARDS S p o t l i g h t Merit Awards Location: Denver, CO Consulting Engineer: David Evans and Associates, Inc. (Denver, CO) Client/Owner: City and County of Denver Category: Structural Systems Photo Credit: David Evans and Associates, Inc. West 8th Avenue over South Platte River Bridge Replacement Project Merit Awards Location: Monument, CO Consulting Engineer: EST, Inc. (Denver, CO) Client/Owner: Town of Monument Category: Small Projects Photo Credit: EST, Inc. Willow Ranch Bridge Design-Build Merit Awards Location: Guadalupe, Lincoln & Torrance Counties, N.M. Consulting Engineer: Ulteig (Greenwood Village, CO) Client/Owner: Blattner Company Category: Energy Photo Credit: Blattner Company Western Spirit Wind

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40┃ Colorado Public Works Journal CPWJ Editorial Focus 2023 Do you have a project you would like to share? Something you would like to learn about? Someone you would like us to interview? Any ideas tell us at: ISSUE FOCUS *CPWJ reserve the right to modify our editorial calendar without notice. ACEC Project Awards DEN Gate Expansion Industry Insights STATEWIDE News WINTER Publication Date: JANUARY SPRING Publication Date: MARCH SPRING/SUMMER Publication Date: MAY SUMMER Publication Date: JULY FALL Publication Date: SEPT FALL/WINTER Publication Date: NOV In addition specific focused topics include: CPWJ Magazine Published six times a year, Colorado Public Works Journal features articles on Colorado based projects highlighting best practices, procedures, and equipment applications. CAPA Project Awards Health & Safety Industry Insights STATEWIDENews ACPA Project Awards Central 70 Industry Insights STATEWIDENews APWA Snow & Ice Program Best use of Equipment Industry Insights STATEWIDENews APWA Project Awards Parks & Recreational Spaces Industry Insights STATEWIDENews CAPA The Road Ahead Water Treatments Industry Insights STATEWIDENews Stay in front of industry professionals with purchasing power. Keep your business visible in the infrastructure industry. PUBLIC WORKS COLORADO J O U R N A L “As the trade association for asphalt pavement in Colorado, we have a long-standing partnership with Colorado Public Works Journal. We do an annual print directory and two inserts a year because there is no better way to touch every segment of our industry.” Tom Clayton, Director of Training and Member Services Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association

WINTER 2023┃41 Our Audience Colorado Public Works Journal delivers infrastructure news, industry trends and products to an audience of public work officials, contractors, engineers, consultants, buyers, municipal and county agencies throughout the state of Colorado and it’s borders. 5,000 copies are distributed six times a year in the mail, at trade shows and every issue is available to read on-line wherever you are. Every issue is packed with news on current trends, new products and equipment, people on the move and project updates. Our Pub l i ca t i ons CAPA DIRECTORY An easy to use Annual Directory incorporating CAPA’s members listings, a buyers guide, and asphalt training and education class schedules for the year. SNOW & ICE The APWA Western Snow & Ice Conference promotional materials and exhibitor listings in the SUMMER issue of CPWJ. THE ROAD AHEAD A twice yearly magazine published by and distributed with CPWJ in the Spring and Fall Issues respectively. Other publications that we produce for our association partners are: ACPA AWARDS Coverage of the ACPA Colorado/Wyoming Chapter Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards in the SPRING/SUMMER issue of CPWJ. Colorado Asphalt Paving Association American Public Works Association American Concrete Paving Association PUBLIC WORKS COLORADO J O U R N A L ““Fiore & Sons, Inc. advertises in Colorado Public Works Journal because we know that infrastructure clients, builders, designers, and suppliers across Colorado are reading it. We get great exposure for our work and workforce, which helps us stay in front of decision-makers everywhere we want to be.” Kathleen Huttmann-Williams, Business Development Manager, Fiore & Sons, Inc.

42┃ Colorado Public Works Journal When Chief Executive Officer Phil Washington took the helm at Denver International Airport (airport code DEN) in July 2021, he became the first mayoral appointee through the Denver City Council’s new voter-backed confirmation process. Once the fanfare settled, Washington turned to the team of some 30,000 badged DEN employees and proposed a singular mission-driven vision for the future of DEN, the great gateway to the sky that it is. “The airport opened in 1995, so we are in our twenties now,” says Stu Williams, Senior Vice President of Airport Expansion. In the 27 Plus! All contract advertisers (6 issues) will receive: • Their logo on CPWJ website with a direct link to their own website. • Published press releases throughout the year in the NEWS section • P.S. (Parting Shots) exposure for company events and trade shows • Regular mentions on social media platforms Acceptable File Formats We accept the following file formats: PDF, TIFF, EPS or JPEG. All files MUST be at 300dpi, CMYK with all fonts and images embedded when applicable. 2023: Dates, Rates & Specifications Artwork Specifications Publication trim size: (WxH) 8.375x10.875in Page is 2 columns: 3.55in wide Depth of columns is 10.275in Printing by offset with saddle stitch binding For more information on advertising or to reserve space pleas contact Jo Taylor n 720-360-6737 or j @coloradopublicw www.coloradopublicworksj Size per issue (1) per issue (3) per issue (6) Full Page $1750 $1650 $1550 1/2 Page Horizontal $1300 $1200 $1100 1/4 Page Vertical $850 $750 $650 1/4 Page Horizontal $850 $750 $650 1/8 Page N/A N/A $300 Size per issue (1) per issue (3) per issue (6) Inside Front Cover $2100 $1900 $1700 Double Page $2400 $2300 $2200 Inside Back Cover $2100 $1900 $1700 Back Cover $2200 $2000 $1800 Premium Positions Issue Ad Close Materials Due Publication Date Winter 12/16/2022 12/23/2022 January Spring 02/17/2023 02/24/2023 March Spring/Summer 04/21/2023 04/28/2023 May Summer 06/16/2023 06/23/2023 July Fall 08/18/2023 08/25/2023 September Fall/Winter 10/20/2023 10/27/2023 November Full Page Non-bleed (boxed) 8.175x10.875in Bleed 8.425x11.125in 2-Page Spread Non-bleed 16.35x10.875in Bleed 16.85x11.125in 1/2 Page Horizontal 7.575x5.00in 1/4 Page H: 5.575x2.50in V: 3.725x5.00in 1/8 Page Horizontal 3.725x2.125in Keep your brand in front of Colorado’s infrastructure industry Board Member Media Sponsor C O L O R A D O PUBLIC WORKS COLORADO J O U R N A L