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JOURNAL OF THE CALIFORNIA ASPHALT PAVEMENT ASSOCIATION

Volume 22, Issue 3

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Publisher’s Letter

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Project Cornerstone - Educational program brings construction materials to life in the classroom, promotes careers in construction.

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Transportation Funding in California: Now you see it, now you don't?

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Large Growth in Apprenticeship Programs Reported, Boosted in Part by SB1

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ePrime at Yosemite National Park: Project Profile: Priming Subgrade.

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CalAPA Spring Conference 2018: Navigating a post SB1 world is focus of Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference in Ontario.

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Grossmont High School students and others tour a California Commercial Asphalt facility. The tour was organized by Project Cornerstone, an educational and workforce development program that is featured on Page 8.

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HEADQUARTERS: P.O. Box 981300 • West Sacramento • CA 95798 (Mailing Address) 1550 Harbor Blvd., Suite 211 • West Sacramento • CA 95691 • (916) 791-5044 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Russell W. Snyder, CAE, rsnyder@calapa.net TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Brandon Milar, P.E., bmilar@calapa.net. MEMBER SERVICES MANAGER: Sophie You, syou@calapa.net ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Ritha Nhorn, rnhorn@calapa.net GUEST PUBLISHER: Ritha Nhorn, Administrative Assistant, CalAPA PUBLISHED BY: Construction Marketing Services, LLC • P.O. Box 892977 • Temecula • CA 92589 (909) 772-3121 • Fax (951) 225-9659 GRAPHIC DESIGN: Aldo Myftari, Yesenia Ramirez CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Russell W. Snyder, CalAPA; Toni L. Robinson Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc., Scott Dmytrow, Telfer Pavement Technologies ADVERTISING SALES: Kerry Hoover, CMS, (909) 772-3121 • Fax (951) 225-9659 Copyright © 2018 – All Rights Reserved. No portion of this publication may be reused in any form without prior permission of the California Asphalt Pavement Association. California Asphalt is the official publication of the California Asphalt Pavement Association. This bimonthly magazine distributes to members of the California Asphalt Pavem­­ent Association; contractors; construction material producers; Federal, State and Local Government Officials; and others interested in ensuring that asphalt remains the high quality, high performance pavement choice in the state of California.

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM BRINGS CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TO LIFE IN THE CLASSROOM, PROMOTES CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION By Russell W. Snyder

For most Californians, the work of the construction materials industry is hiding in plain sight, all around us. It’s in our homes and at work, beneath our feet and stretched out in the road ahead of us. It’s the unseen or seldom-noticed infrastructure that delivers water to our tap, the energy to our fingertips, and facilitates the delivery of food to store shelves and eventually to our table. The efficient movement of people, goods and services around California is a bedrock foundation of our state’s economy and quality of life, and without it life as we know it could not exist. It all starts with rock that must be mined, and then combined with cement or asphalt binder to create roadways, bridges, structures and other everyday icons of our built environment. That so many of our fellow Californians are unaware of the base elements that make up our world is partly a testament to an industry that is at once permanent and also transient, priding itself in conducting its operations out of sight as much as possible, and moving on to the next project with little or no fanfare. It’s no wonder, then, that generations of Californians grow up with little understanding of what goes on behind the scenes to build their world. Education often falls to a friend or relative who works in the 8

industry, who can help people understand where construction materials come from, how they are processed, and then used to build things. Other times it is a chance encounter with a haul truck, a nearby construction site or a road closure. Sadly, some of the best educational opportunities come in times of crisis, when critical infrastructure is disrupted, or put at risk, and the public learns painful lessons of how we are interconnected by, and rely upon, these essential structures and systems. A related challenge for our industry is a byproduct of this anonymity: If no one knows what we do, how can we interest and recruit the next generation of workers to our industry? How can we let young people know that construction is one of the largest employers in the state, with a myriad of jobs representing every education and skill level? Where will we obtain the raw materials to build the world of the future? And where will we find the workers to do it? As always, there are those who worry about such things, and those who do something about it. This is where Project Cornerstone comes in. The program, born out of passion for our industry and a love of education, seeks to teach schoolchildren about construction materials in a fun and interactive way, and in doing so also help them understand

there are many pathways into the industry where rewarding careers await. Project Cornerstone, designated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation under federal tax law, describes itself as a grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about the importance of local construction aggregate resources through hands-on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Project Cornerstone's mission is to educate students about the importance of the construction materials industry through making STEM and NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) learning relevant by utilizing hands-on activities and making the connection to viable careers. Project Cornerstone’s goals are to: •

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Inform the public that using locally sourced minerals has environmental and economic benefits. Educate students and teachers how construction aggregate is produced and where it is used in their everyday lives. Promote the use of local resources to satisfy projected demand. Endorse the conservation of classified and designated mineral resources for future development.

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Teachers sort aggregate and calculate values as part of the “hands-on” portion of the Project Cornerstone curriculum held in Sacramento.

Project Cornerstone’s executive director, Crystal Howard, manages to carve out time to work on this labor of love apart from her regular job as an economist and market analyst at CalAPA member firm EnviroMINE, Inc. The San Diego-based mine consulting firm, established in 1992, offers a range of environmental consulting and project management services for the public and private sector. Her boss, EnviroMINE founder Warren Coalson, also has a passion for supporting the industry and the concept of sustainable aggregate sources and a sustainable workforce were a perfect fit. Although he is the official founder of Project Cornerstone, he credits Howard for doing “the heavy lifting” to get the program off the ground. “If you want something done,” he says with a twinkle in his eye, “give Crystal a challenge and then get out of the way.” “We started Project Cornerstone in an effort to leverage our efforts with permitting of aggregate operations,” Coalson explains. “The public only thinks about the industry when they hear

Teachers test drive the “hands-on” portion of the Project Cornerstone curriculum at a training session for educators in Sacramento.

about a new and unknown industrial activity about to be launched in their community. As an unknown commodity, the potential negatives tend to outweigh the economic benefits. Our thought was to become contributing members of the communities where our operations are concentrated and get to know the people from a grassroots position. This allows us to counter negative perspectives with broad-based community support — without having to spend a lot of money on expensive public relations efforts.” Coalson also wanted to take the notion of a consultant as an expensive but necessary evil, and turn it into a positive force for good. When the industry succeeds, so the thinking goes, projects will be approved, communities will be served, and his firm will prosper. It’s the proverbial win-win-win. “Gaining traction with Project Cornerstone has not been a simple, or inexpensive, proposition,” Coalson says. “Initially, we found the public to be much more interested in the program than did members of the industry. Industry

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representatives thought it was fine, but couldn’t really see the long-term benefit. After all, their job is moving aggregates, not kissing babies. However, after four years of persistent effort, the program is starting to gain traction with industry as the results begin to surface. With industry support, we have been able to reach many more people. This is particularly true in our target communities. Persistence is omnipotent. We have to be in it for the long term if we are going to see tangible benefits.” Indeed, the program is picking up momentum since it officially launched in 2015, reaching more than 22,500 students, teachers and parents. The program has also picked up the 2017 “Business Partner of the Year” award from the Grossmont Union High School District, a 2016 “Company of the Year” award from the San Diego Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), and a 2016 “Excellence in Community Leadership and Outreach Award” from the Industrial Environmental Associations Research and Education Foundation. 9


Roxann Lynch-Burns (left) and Bryan Burns mix aggregate with cement to make a small batch of concrete at a March 10 Project Cornerstone orientation held in Sacramento.

James Craig (left) and Louie Garcia with the Atwater School District perform one of the “hands-on” construction materials activities as part of a Project Cornerstone orientation and training held March 10 in Sacramento.

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“This is by far the most rewarding thing I have ever done,” Howard says, barely containing her enthusiasm. “I am connecting the dots that need to be connected. I am helping students open their eyes to new possibilities and I am educating students, teachers and parents how important our industry is to their quality of life. I also get to assist companies in telling their story and helping them connect to the younger generation of workers. I love it!” Identifying a need is one thing, but figuring out the “how” to achieve the goal is quite another. And that is where Project Cornerstone has distinguished itself. All of its activities are designed to complement or enhance school curriculum with real-world experiences and activities that make the learning relevant and memorable. In addition to facilitating field trips for schools to local quarries and processing plants to coincide with their Natural Resources and Human Impacts on Earth Systems curriculum, the program educates students, teachers and parents about mining, and the various branches off the mining family tree, such as asphalt and concrete production and construction. In-class hands-on lessons and activities for students are wrapped around current, consistent and compelling educational materials. Parents and teachers, in particular, have responded enthusiastically to the program as they see the excitement in the eyes of students who gain a greater understanding of the world around them and how it came to be. On a recent Saturday in March at Heron School in Sacramento, educators gathered in the multi-purpose room as Howard conducted a “teach the teacher” session on how to do the hands-on demonstrations and the key learning points behind

each lesson. She was assisted by Stephanie Pridmore with the California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA), which specializes in mining and aggregate issues in California. The corporate host for the event and a later plant tour was Santa Fe Aggregates, a division of Teichert Construction, a venerable construction company with a state contractor’s license number that is a testament to sustainability: License No. 8. Howard and Pridmore distributed “kits” of aggregate samples and other supplies used for the hands-on activities, which include sorting the rock, making calculations and determining values. This includes a gradation or sieve analysis of two different construction aggregate materials to tie in the math standards while determining if the materials meet a sample aggregate specification. Next it was on to the valueadded manufacturing process, mixing the rock with cement to make concrete, and shaved and heated crayon (substituting for liquid asphalt binder) to mix up some faux asphalt. Working in teams, the educators were jovial at times as they evaluated the various mixes, and serious when it came down to performing calculations and checking their work, under the watchful eye of a real-live materials expert, Scott Ross with Santa Fe Aggregates. Howard explains the key principals at work behind the activities: “During the workshop teachers are shown how the NGSS standards can easily be taught using the industry as its backdrop. For instance, the standards require that students understand the human impact of utilizing the earth’s resources. Teachers were given two examples to bring this home as it applies to the industry. [ Continued on page 12 ]

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They calculated the cost and greenhouse gas emission from transporting aggregate from two different locations — one being within close proximity and the other farther away. They were amazed at the significant cost and environmental impacts of transporting the resources to where they are needed and vocalized their approval of needing local resources. Secondly, they were shown through examples and a hands-on tour of recycling and reclamation activities that are an integral part of our industry. Teachers were again amazed at ‘what they did not know’ and were impressed with how the industry were good stewards of the land.” These, of course, are familiar concepts to anyone who works in the construction materials industry. Transferring the concepts to the classroom is the genius of the Project Cornerstone curriculum. “The hands-on curriculum developed by Project Cornerstone deliberately incorporates skills used in the industry on a daily basis that also comply with the required NGSS Standards,” Howard explained. “One of the standards is to analyze data from testing different material to determine which materials 12

have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose. This standard perfectly matches a gradation or sieve analysis. In this activity students use a mini-sieve to test two different construction aggregate samples and are given a specification they need to perform their analysis. Students shake each sample separately through the sieve and, using a scale, they calculate the results to determine which sample met the specification provided.” Taking raw materials and making a finished product requires further problem-solving and critical thinking skills, Howard said. “The standards require that students understand matter and its interactions by mixing two or more natural substances to create something manmade. Through mixing the aggregates with cement or melted crayons, students are able to bring this standard to life in a creative way. By pouring or placing the mixed materials in a silicone mold in the shape of a Millennium Falcon, football, owl or rose, they are left with a self-made project to take home and share with their families and keep as a reminder of an industry that opened their eyes to their surrounding world in a whole new way.”

Taking a momentary break from the cacophony of activity, Scott Skidmore, instructional technology coach for the Atwater Elementary School District, marveled at the effectiveness of the program. “In our classrooms, we are preparing students for a 21st century workforce, and skills,” Skidmore said. That may involve utilizing computers and other technology, but also understanding other jobs that will also be in demand, such as construction. “I’m a STEM coordinator,” Skidmore said. “I support STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering & Math in my school district. Just getting people to get some broader experience, and bring that back to the kids, is great. NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) are huge. Having applications where kids can see real-life activities are perfect, and so things like today, where we’re getting an opportunity for hands-on learning, is fantastic. I think that when kids can walk out their door and see where their learning is going, they learn more.” Another participant, Heidi Espindola, STEM Coordinator for the Placer County Office of Education, was equally enthusiastic.

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1) Grossmont high school students receive a safety briefing before breaking into smaller groups for educational and hands-on learning at the Lehigh Hanson field trip on February 8. 2) High School students watch and participate in mixing the rock with cement to make concrete at the Lehigh Hanson field trip on February 8. 3) John Greenwood, California Commercial Asphalt (left) who was one of the sponsors of the event and Crystal Howard, EnviroMINE and Project Cornerstone executive director at Lehigh Hanson’s concrete plant.

“I’m here because I thought it was a great opportunity for some vertical articulation between elementary school, middle school and high school,” she said, “because we know we have CTE – Career Technical Education pathways – in construction. We know this is an industry we need to focus on, because there are so many jobs for students. So how can we help encourage more younger-grade students to be interested in these and actually go in those pathways? I’m the coordinator for the county, and I want to see what resources are available so that we can start pushing these resources out to teachers and develop partnerships with industry, and grow this at all levels of K-12.” While construction as an occupation may be older than recorded history, it remains a thriving industry in modern times and an occupation with a bright future built on a foundation of math, science and engineering. “This is exactly what we need in our schools,” Espindola said. “This is exactly what NGSS is all about. It has to be hands-on. It has to be kids playing with stuff and learning stuff, and seeing how it applies to their everyday life. The old way of teaching science is dead. It is still gasping

for breath, but we’re trying to kill it because science is supposed to be about inquiry and not just about teaching facts, so we love it.” Howard looked like a proud parent as she watched the group of educators dive into the exercises and make the connections to the underlying knowledge they will later convey to their own students. “It was great. I was really encouraged to see how the teachers really embraced it, and understood where rocks and sand come from, and how they really are the cornerstone of our communities and how they can see the next generation of science standards would really benefit their students by applying the aggregates industry, asphalt and concrete in their learning so we can get more kids interested in jobs and just understand our industry and know how great it is.” “I get goosebumps just seeing how excited kids get over rocks and sand and concrete and asphalt, and how they didn’t even know what asphalt was,” she added. “They understand it as blacktop. They never really knew that there was a difference. It was cool to see their eyes light up and their world come alive in a different way. They don’t know what they are looking at every day. They really don’t.”

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Pridmore, representing CalCIMA, noted the many critical goals being met by Project Cornerstone. “CalCIMA is working with partners like Project Cornerstone to raise awareness and engage K-12 teachers and their students in the wide range of jobs and careers available in our industry,” she said. “These efforts are key to expanding industry workforce pathways and pipelines for the future. It’s a pleasure, in workshop settings, to watch the teachers realize just how essential construction materials are to our quality of life. These collaborative outreach efforts also help educate the general public about the need for an adequate supply of local materials, and just how much distance matters.” Coalson and Howard are quick to recognize the many partners and sponsors that have helped get Project Cornerstone off the ground and poised to carve out an important role in California education. Matt Pound, general manager of CalAPA member Escondido Materials, represents one of the early supporters of Project Cornerstone and is pleased with the results. “Project Cornerstone has implemented a number of different science-based curriculum for local high schools, 13


middle schools and elementary schools that are integral to the future of our industry and the sustainability of our future work force,” he said. “Project Cornerstone has been the catalyst between our company and our local community that we would not have otherwise had access to. We are extremely grateful to Crystal and the Project Cornerstone team for their commitment to the construction materials industry.”

Added John Greenwood, general manager of California Commercial Asphalt and past chairman of CalAPA: “We support worthwhile programs like Project Cornerstone because they align with our company and industry values of being good neighbors, caring for the environment and developing our next generation of workers. Sustainability is a common thread that ties all of this together. It is another way for us to

demonstrate in a tangible way our commitment to the long-term vitality and prosperity of the communities in which we live and work. CA Russell W. Snyder, CAE, is executive director of the California Asphalt Pavement Association.

Project Cornerstone support Project Cornerstone is only possible due to the generous support of many companies, organizations and individuals. If you would like to help, visit the Project Cornerstone website at www.project-cornerstone.org and click on the “Donate” tab. The organization is also sponsoring a charity fundraising golf tournament on June 29 at the Twin Oaks Golf Course, 1441 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marco, Calif. Details on supporting the golf tournament are also on the Project Cornerstone website.

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TRANSPORTATION FUNDING IN CALIFORNIA: NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T? By Russell W. Snyder

Transportation funding in California is often described as a three-legged stool, with federal, state and local funding sources each representing a leg of the stool. All three need to be strong to keep the stool upright, balanced, and performing as designed. In recent years, however, transportation funding has become unbalanced, lurching to and fro, and resulting in neglected and crumbling roads, maddening traffic congestion and the lack of political will to address the problem. This hampers long-term planning and stability, an essential element for both public agencies and the private companies they contract with to build projects. Fortunately, California has been at the vanguard of addressing the infrastructure crisis, most notably with the passage last year by the California Legislature of the "Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017," also known by its bill designation, SB1, that raised fuel taxes by 12 cents per gallon, hiked vehicle registration fees and other revenue enhancements to generate more than $5 billion per year devoted to transportation. (Read our comprehensive cover story on SB1, “The BIG Fix,” in Vol. 21, Issue 3 of California Asphalt magazine). The ballot box has also proven to be fertile ground for action. At the local level, 24 so-called "Self-Help Counties" will fund approximately $194 billion of voter-approved transportation investments by mid-century, injecting billions more into essential transportation programs and projects. Many cities have also taken steps to address local-street funding with their own measures financed by various means, such as property tax levies. The federal leg of the stool, however, remains chronically unstable, as the U.S. House of Representatives, whose members must stand for re-election every two years, has shown no appetite under Democratic or Republican control to raise taxes to address the shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund. In fact, Congressional 16

Republicans are now using campaign contributions to fund a repeal effort in California that could overturn SB1, with potentially disastrous consequences. “They are stabbing us in the back,” one frustrated state Legislator told a delegation of CalAPA members recently. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy from Bakersfield is one of the most prominent proponents for overturning SB1, pitting him against Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who has vowed to campaign vigorously to defend it. Politics, it seems, is trumping potholes. This U-turn could not come at a worse time for the asphalt pavement industry in California, which is clawing out of a deep economic recession and seemed poised to respond to public indignation of the sad condition of California roadways by delivering new and more robust asphalt products in a variety of ways to smooth out bumps, preserve existing pavements, and ensure the pavement surfaces last longer. How did we get here? As has been chronicled extensively in these pages in the past, the state’s fuel taxes, which for most of the last century was the “pay as you go” way that most of the state highway system was financed, was imbedded in amber since the early 1990s even as roadways continued to show their age, the cost of upkeep increased through inflation by 50 percent, and higher-mileage vehicles contributed less to the state trust funds needed to pay for upkeep. The state turned to borrowing – in the form of bonds – as a preferred method of paying for roads, but debt service on the bonds ensured that future generations would pay for today’s maintenance, a break with decades-long practice. That all changed in 2017 when, after several failed attempts, SB1 passed the Legislature.The gas taxes would start being collected last November, and state and local agencies dusted off longdormant transportation improvement projects and placed them in the construction pipeline.

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The CalAPA delegation posed with state Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, who is holding a CalAPA "SB1 -- Fixing YOUR Roads" bumper sticker. Beall is author of SB1, the Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017. Pictured, from left: Steve Ward, Pavement Recycling Systems, Brian Handshoe, Kenco Engineering, Scott Dmytrow, Telfer Pavement Technologies, Beall, Jim Ryan, Alon Asphalt/Delek US, and Mike Herlax, Syar Industries.

The same year Donald Trump took office as president on a populist message to “Make America Great Again,” and one of his signature campaign promises was to make investments in the nations, roads, airports, water systems and other infrastructure – a $1 trillion program. The tree-legged stool was about to be in balance once again. Once Trump entered the White House, however, reality set in. Other issues quickly jumped to the top of the policy priority list, including an ultimately unsuccessful effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act known as “Obamacare,” tax reform and defense spending. Infrastructure week came and went, overshadowed by palace intrigue and Beltway obsession over Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. House members up for re-election in 2018, meanwhile, began to fall into self-preservation mode. If past history is a guide, the party in power often loses seats in a mid-term election, and some early special election results and national polling had Republicans worried, particularly in California, which in recent years has voted overwhelmingly Democratic. California’s 55-member Congressional delegation (two senators and 53 members of the House) includes 41 Democrats and 14 Republicans, and all statewide constitutional offices have been held by Democrats for the past dozen years. The state voted to re-elect Democrat President Barack Obama in 2012 by 60 percent over his GOP challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, who polled 37 percent. In 2016, California voters favored Democrat Hillary Clinton for president over Republican Donald Trump by 61 percent to 31 percent. More alarming for Republicans,

The CalAPA delegation met with Assemblyman Jim Frazier, Chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee and floor manager of SB1, the Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017. Frazier also authored ACA5, which will be on the June ballot as Proposition 69 and will protect transportation dollars from being diverted to other purposes. Meeting with Frazier at the CalAPA Legislative Fly-in held March 13-14, 2018 at the state Capitol in Sacramento were, from left: Jim Ryan, Alon Asphalt/Delek US, Scott Fraser, R.J. Noble, John Greenwood, California Commercial Asphalt, Frazier, Steve Ward, Pavement Recycling Systems, Scott Dmytrow, Telfer Pavement Technologies, Sean Palmer, Holliday Rock and Crystal Howard, EnviroMINE.

the most recent voter registration data from the Secretary of State showed that Democrats made up 44.8 percent of the electorate, up from 43.2 in 2015. Republican registration declined to 25.9 percent, down from 28 percent in 2015. The percentage of voters who stated no party preference increased to 24.5 percent, threatening to push Republicans into third place. California’s “top two” primary also created a situation where two Democrats could be the top vote-getters in a primary, shutting out Republicans in the general election. The numbers may have contributed to the retirement of longtime House Republicans from California Darrell Issa (49th District) and Ed Royce (39th District), and Democrats have targeted seven seats perceived as vulnerable to flip party affiliation. Keep in mind, this is the same state that produced two Republican presidents in the past half-century: Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. By early Spring, with primary campaign season in full swing, meaningful federal action on transportation seemed unlikely. An announcement from the White House pretty much sealed the deal. Responding to a question at the regular White House press briefing May 9, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders delivered the grim news, sandwiched in the middle of other headline-grabbing events of the day. "I don't know that there will be one by the end of this year," Sanders said when responding to a question about the prospects for a comprehensive infrastructure bill this year.

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The CalAPA delegation poses with U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA-50) during the Transportation Constructiion Coalition "Fly-in" held March 17-18, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Pictured, from left to right, are: Don L. Daley III, ATP General Engineering; Scott Metcalf, Ergon; Steve Ward, Pavement Recycling Systems; Don L. Daley Jr., California Commercial Asphalt; Hunter; Len Nawrocki, Valero; Brian Handshoe, Kenco Engineering Inc.; and John Greenwood, California Commercial Asphalt.

"Certainly, the administration, as you mentioned, secured some funding for infrastructure projects. We also laid out priorities that we wanted to see in an infrastructure legislation package. We're going to continue to look at ways to improve the nation's infrastructure. But in terms of a specific piece of legislation, I'm not aware that that will happen by the end of the year." The announcement came just days before the construction industry, under the banner of the "Transportation Construction Coalition," or TCC, descended on the nation's capital May 15-16 to press for action on addressing the anemic Highway Trust Fund and other federal transportation programs. Indeed, the Dec. 4, 2015, enactment of the "Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, " or FAST Act, only temporarily stabilized the federal highway and public transportation investment. The law transferred $70 billion from the federal General Fund to supplement an estimated $208 billion in Highway Trust Fund revenue from existing sources over the ensuing five years. As a result of failing to address the fund's permanent structural deficit, TCC coalition partners say disruptive uncertainty for states will return once the FAST Act expires absent remedial action by Congress. Moreover, the federal Highway Trust Fund’s cash-flow crisis will be exacerbated over the next three to five years. Prior to the enactment of the FAST Act, existing trust fund revenues were short of being able to maintain current highway and public transportation investment levels by an average of $14.6 billion per year. Once FY 2021 18

U.S. Rep. John Garamendi (CA-3) makes a point to the CalAPA delegation about insfrastructure investment during the Transportation Constructiion Coalition "Fly-in" held March 17-18, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

begins on Oct. 1, 2020, the gap between incoming HTF revenues and the amount needed to preserve surface transportation funding levels will average nearly $18 billion annually, the TCC says. Longtime observers of transportation in California noted the irony of a confluence of events: A new Republican president champions infrastructure investment, and also calls for local jurisdictions to take on more of a role. When California does just that, members of Congress from California undercut the effort by seeking to overturn SB1 in a campaign cooked up by political operatives to motivate anti-tax voters to the polls and, presumably, favor Republicans running for Congress. By virtue of its sheer size and influence, California will play a role as these events unfold, one way or another. It was, after all, a California Senator, Barbara Boxer, who in her role as chair and later ranking member of the Environment & Public Works Committee, was instrumental in pushing previous infrastructure compromises, and received an award from the National Asphalt Pavement Association in recognition of her efforts. McCarthy, who appears to be in line to be the next Speaker of the House when Paul Ryan retires, must hold on to a Republican majority for that to happen, and many vulnerable GOP seats are located in his home state. Another GOP member of Congress from California who could reap political benefit from gutting transportation funding back in his home state is U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham. He's reportedly angling to take over the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee chairman position, but that can only happen if Republicans retain the majority in Congress after November's mid-term elections. [ Continued on page 20 ]

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Denham, from Turlock, was invited to speak at a TCC press conference in Washington, but ultimately was a no-show. Another milestone in May added a poignant reminder of an era when transportation wasn't so politicized. George Deukmejian, the 35th governor of California who served two terms in the 1980s and early 1990s, passed away at the age of 89. The Republican who formerly served in the Legislature and as Attorney General, was known as a fiscal conservative and no-nonsense law-and-order candidate. Fittingly, tributes poured in on how the “Iron Duke� held firm on his principals, but also worked with Democrats on bipartisan issues. One such issue was the 1989 compromise between Republicans and Democrats that increased the state's fuel taxes to pay for transportation. Back then, good roads was a bipartisan issue. That notion seems almost quaint today. As they always do, California voters will have the final word on the matter. A Constitutional Amendment to protect transportation dollars from being diverted to other purposes, was placed on the primary ballot as Proposition 69. At the same time, anti-tax forces say they have collected enough

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signatures for a November ballot measure to repeal SB1, the landmark road-repair bill passed last year by the Legislature. One media outlet has labeled the upcoming battle as "potholes vs. pocketbooks." In his State of the State address earlier this year, Gov. Jerry Brown said "fighting a gas tax may appear to be good politics, but it isn't." He pledged to "do everything in my power to defeat any repeal effort that gets on the ballot." So far, local county registrars are evaluating the validity of the signatures turned in for the proposed ballot measure. If enough valid signatures are indeed collected, the Secretary of State will certify the measure and give it a ballot designation. Meanwhile, state and local governments continue to push forward with long-dormant transportation-improvement projects made possible by SB1. As motorists (and voters) see the tangible results from the new tax dollars, the thinking goes, they will make the connection between SB1 and better roads. If not, there may be bumpy roads ahead for all Californians. CA Russell W. Snyder, CAE, is executive director of the California Asphalt Pavement Association.

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LARGE GROWTH IN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS REPORTED, BOOSTED IN PART BY SB1 The jobs-SB1 link is unmistakable. The recent announcement that there were a record number of apprentices working in California, including more than 50,000 in the building trades, provided yet more evidence that SB1 is not only fixing roads but also helping to boost job-creation and career enhancement for thousands of workers in the state. The California Department of Industrial Relations reported on May 15 that there are nearly 82,000 active apprentices working in California, the highest number in the 79 years the state has been keeping track of formal apprenticeship programs. That is up from 53,000 active apprentices in 2015. “Apprenticeship programs provide workers with paid on-the-job training that can lead to good-paying careers and supply employers with skilled workers," said California Labor & Workforce Development Secretary David Lanier in announcing the new figures. "We have made significant progress during this period of economic growth in strengthening existing apprenticeship opportunities — reflected by the nearly 50,000 apprentices in state-approved apprenticeships in the building trades — and in creating new programs in high-growth industries." He said the state is well on its way to reaching its goal of 100,000 active apprentices in California by 2020. The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 — which invests $52.4 billion over the next 10 years to fix roads, freeways, bridges and other transportation infrastructure throughout the state — includes $5 million per year for five years to expand pre-apprenticeship training programs. These programs provide

the Great Recession subsided, work really picked up and with that increase the need for more apprentices increased as well. We went from roughly 1,600 apprentices in 2014 to 3,400 in 2018. We also graduated 665 apprentices in 2017, which is far more than any previous year." Laborers' apprenticeship candidates at a recent orientation in San Ramon.

at-risk youth, women, veterans and others with training in the construction trades. The job training proposal in the transportation package builds on the California Workforce Development Board's successful efforts in Proposition 39 pre-apprenticeship training pilots, called the High Road Construction Careers program. Since 2014, this program has trained more than 1,100 at-risk youth, veterans and other disadvantaged job-seekers in construction and "green" job skills through regional partnerships of building trades' councils, workforce boards, community colleges, schools and community organizations. Upon completion of the training, 875 were hired in construction employment or enrolled in higher education, including more than 330 of which joined a state-certified apprenticeship program.

Armstrong said beefing up apprenticeship programs comes at a perfect time as many construction workers are nearing retirement and new workers are needed to replace them. "Another reason we are seeing an influx of apprentices is that we are now in the early stages of the so-called 'silver tsunami' where experienced, longtime employees are beginning to retire," he said. "This is supposed to pick up steam in the next few years so the number of apprentices will continue to increase as employers seek new talent to replace their retiring workers. Overall, it's a great time to be an apprentice. The work picture remains promising and the opportunities for advancement are as healthy as ever."

Laborers are a fixture on any asphalt paving job. Supplying a steady stream of Construction Craft Laborers to jobs in Northern California, the Laborers' Union apprenticeship programs are reporting similar growth.

According to a 2017 report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers, every $1 spent on new construction generates $3.60 in economic activity in other industries – the so-called “multiplier effect.” In addition, every $1 billion of new construction creates 50,000 new jobs — 13,000 jobs in the construction industry and 34,000 jobs in suppliers and services.

"Over the past few years, we've seen a marked increase in the number of apprentices in our Program," Jeff Armstrong, Director of the Apprenticeship Program, told California Asphalt magazine "Once

CalAPA’s strategic plan includes several workforce development goals, and numerous activities throughout the year promote careers in the asphalt industry for young people. CA

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PROJECT PROFILE: PRIMING SUBGRADE IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — ePrime, an environmentally friendly, solvent-free prime coat supplied by Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc., (EA&E) and Telfer Pavement Technologies (Telfer), was selected for use in the iconic national park. By Toni L. Robinson & Scott Dmytrow / Special to California Asphalt magazine

Telfer Pavement Technologies applying ePrime in Yosemite National Park.

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Above Left: President Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir posing at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park in 1903.

Above Right: ePrime application on Mariposa Grove Road (just under 5000 ft. elevation).

Left: ePrime-treated road weeks after application, prior to paving.

Yosemite National Park is one of America’s national treasures. The venerable park, one of the nation’s oldest and most revered, is home to large and rare sequoia trees, incredible waterfalls, mule deer, black bears and other wildlife. It receives hundreds of thousands of visitors per month and millions annually. People may be most familiar with the park’s glaciercarved valley, including iconic Half Dome and El Capitan, both subjects of some of the world’s most breathtaking views and countless pictures. The Central Federal Lands Highway Division serves as the agency managing Yosemite’s road networks. They recently reconstructed the park’s south entrance, part of State Route 41 (SR 41) and 2.5 miles of Mariposa Grove Road, where tourists go for a close-up view of the sequoia trees. ePrime,

an environmentally friendly, solvent-free prime coat supplied by Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc., (EA&E) and Telfer Pavement Technologies, (Telfer) was selected for use on this project. The Challenge: Constructing New Pavement Sections While Open to Traffic Priming an aggregate base is an important step toward preventing slippage, as the total road structure is bonded together in a homogenous manner (becoming one), which results in a significant increase in the overall strength of the asphalt pavement. One of the challenges for Central Federal Lands was finding a prime coat that would be environmentally friendly and allow for same-day construction, cross traffic, and paving, as contractors usually have to wait up to 48-72 hours before paving over solventcontaining prime coats.

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Solution: ePrime Environmentally Friendly Prime Coat Upon researching alternatives that would cut down the amount of waiting time after a priming application, Central Federal Lands and the contractor, Herback General Engineering (HGE), determined ePrime was the solution that would meet their desire to achieve same-day paving. This fast-curing prime coat is designed to significantly reduce slippage, and the fact that it is VOC-free was a huge plus for Central Federal Lands because strict regulations are in place to ensure products used for various Yosemite Park projects are safe for its sensitive environment. The only other alternative was priming using SC-250 cutback asphalt, but same-day paving cannot be achieved with this method. 23


Application Highlights Telfer and Ergon EA&E had representatives on site to assist HGE with determining the correct application rate, as well as other technical aspects of this project. ePrime was applied at 0.15 gallons per square yard one lane at a time, curing in 30 minutes to an hour and supporting paving in three hours. The project began in August of 2017 and was completed in two phases.

over the ePrime-treated section repeatedly. However, because ePrime was developed to perform well in such scenarios, the treated road held up and was able to withstand the heavy traffic until the overlay could be applied. Due to a delay on some sections along the 2.5-miles to be reconstructed, the ePrime was in place for nearly three weeks prior to being covered, and the road still remained strong.

Phase One: Mariposa Grove Road The first phase completed was work on the 2.5-mile stretch of Mariposa Grove Road, which was closed to tourist traffic during this process, but not to construction traffic, as there were construction projects on each end of the section to be reconstructed. This meant heavy construction equipment from other contractors rolling

Phase Two: SR 41 The last part of the project, completed in October of 2017 at an elevation of just under 5000 feet, was the south entrance (part of SR 41). During this phase, incoming park traffic was allowed to drive on the ePrime-treated surface, as there was no alternative because the entrance is a two-lane road. In spite of the weather concerns

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and the high traffic level, ePrime performed well during construction. “The ePrime broke quickly and allowed us to run construction and park traffic on it until we could overlay it,” said Peter Griffin, Project Manager/ Estimator – HGE. “It was very durable and held up well.” Visit ergonasphalt.com/products/ emulsions/eprime/ to learn more about this product. CA The authors of this article are Toni L. Robinson, representing Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc., and Scott Dmytrow, Director of Business Development, Telfer Pavement Technologies, LLC.

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Navigating a post-SB1 world is focus of Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference in Ontario Industry and agency personnel working together to deliver transportation improvements quickly and efficiently was a recurring theme at this year’s CalAPA Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference & Equipment Expo in Ontario. CalAPA Chairman Mike Murray with Vulcan Materials kicked off the conference by challenging everyone to work together to convert transportation dollars to smoother pavements quickly and cost-effectively. “The goal of this conference is to provide the latest information on asphalt pavement standards, technology, best-practices and trends for the industry and our agency partners,” Murray said.

“And also to provide a forum for effective relationship-building.” Coming on the heels of the passage of California’s SB1, the “Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017,” conference speakers highlighted the importance of delivering the work to improve roads in a timely manner, while also focusing on innovation, efficiency and safety. Keynote speaker Fran Inman, chairwoman of the California Transportation Commission, noted how the CTC helped quantify the rapidly deteriorating state of the state's transportation network, the skyrocketing bill, and now will play a key role in overseeing how the SB1 money is spent.

"One of our responsibilities ... is accountability and transparency," she said. "We are very proud that we have public hearings, and we offer a place for the public to come and participate." An exclusive interview with Inman, which explored SB1 and several other topics, was featured in California Asphalt earlier this year. With SB1 expected to generate more than $50 billionover 10 years through a combination of fuel tax increases and vehicle fee hikes, Inman told the conference it is important that the public knows the money will be used as intended and in the most cost-effective manner possible. She also thanked attendees

Mike Murray, Vulcan Materials & CalAPA Chairman (left), Fran Inman Chairwoman, California Transportation Commission and Russell Snyder, CalAPA Executive Director at the CalAPA Spring Conference.

The CalAPA Spring Conference was held on April 25-26 held at the Doubletree in Ontario. was well attended.

Featured speaker Mary Reyes, Principal Engineer, LA County DWP gave a presentation outlining the impact of SB1 and the local transportation sales tax measure on transportation system improvements, including the anticipated pace of repairs to the county’s vast network of local roads.

Featured speaker Richard Willis, Director of Pavement Engineering & Innovation spoke about “National research breaking new ground for asphalt pavements” at the California Asphalt Pavement Association’s Spring Conference.

Dr. Shadi Saadeh, professor of engineering at Cal State Long Beach and program manager for the Joint Training & Certification Program, gives an update on the program as the Caltrans program administrator, Jeremy Peterson-Self, listens.

One of the break-out sessions with Adam Hand PHD, Civil Engineering Professor, University Nevada- Reno on “Contractor Best Practices in Construction Quality” at the California Asphalt Pavement Association’s Spring Conference.

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Steve Matich, Matich Corp. (left) and Jerry Bland, Matich Corp. speak with Christie Brooks of CRM at the California Asphalt Pavement Association’s Spring.

Attendees enjoyed an Equipment Expo at the California Asphalt Pavement Association’s Spring Conference.

Don Mathews P.E., Manager, Pavement Recycling Systems gave a presentation on “Strategies to Achieve Smoother Pavements” at the California Asphalt Pavement Association’s Spring Conference.

One of the break-out sessions with Adam Hand PHD, Civil Engineering Professor, University Nevada- Reno on “Contractor Best Practices in Construction Quality” at the California Asphalt Pavement Association’s Spring Conference.

Bob Humer, P.E., Regional Engineer, Asphalt Institute gave a presentation called “Asphalt Binders 101” at the California Asphalt Pavement Association’s Spring Conference.

Matthew Ramos, G3 Quality, Inc. (left), Robert Contreras, Sully-Miller and Matthew Conarroe, Western Emulsions, Inc. at the California Asphalt Pavement Association’s Spring Conference.

for their help in keeping infrastructure protection at the top of the policy debate in Sacramento. “I think SB1 is the result of lots of people working very hard, and you all helped us get across the goal line,” she said. The conference was held Oct. 25-26 at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario. It was attended by nearly 200 people and featured numerous informational booths from vendors and partners, and the latest equipment on display outside under sunny skies. Providing a local perspective on the event program, Mary Reyes with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, gave an overview of the myriad of projects to improve mobility that are now in the pipeline because of SB1. These projects will make up a whopping 27 percent of their road expenditures, and play a major role in helping them reach

an average Pavement Condition Index (PCI) goal of 80. Richard Willis of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) provided an overview of national hot topics, including Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA - now more than 30 percent of asphalt mixes), RAP / RAS trends, “ThinLays” (< 1”), thickness design tools (e.g. PavExpress) and stone mastic asphalt (SMA). The newly minted Joint Training & Certification Program (JTCP) for materials technicians, overseen by Caltrans and managed by California State University, Long Beach, also reported on the first round of classes held in Northern California and Southern California, to positive reviews. The Northern California classes are held on the campus of San Jose State University. The conference also featured presentations and breakout sessions on many asphalt

pavement topics, including new research on sustainability, pavement thickness design, asphalt performance, environmental Life Cycle Assessment, practical paving best-practices, asphalt binder and emulsion basics, utilizing data to manage quality and quantifying “risk” in end-result specifications. New technology, strategies and specifications related to pavement smoothness was also prominently featured. Electronic copies of the presentations are available to view and download on the CalAPA website. CalAPA’s Fall Asphalt Pavement Conference & Equipment Expo will be held April 25-26, 2018, at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento. For more information go to www.calapa.net. For information on sponsor and exhibitor opportunities, contact Sophie You of CalAPA at (916) 791-5044. CA

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Paving Contractors converge in Anaheim Gearing up for what is expected to be a busy paving season in 2018, the CalAPA Southern California Paving Contractor Committee took time out to gather for a relaxing industry mixer in Anaheim. The April 10 event at JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery came as, weather permitting, the 2018 paving season is expected to see a flurry of public

and private work on roads and parking lots in California. In anticipation, CalAPA has beefed up its website to add a parking lot resources page, which includes a handy parking lot construction checklist that is being distributed in pocket form at CalAPA training classes and at CalAPA conferences. In addition, the latest edition of the CalAPA Membership

Chris Barry, Beach Paving, (left), Bryan Sonderby, ICM PCG, Robert Jarvis, Century Paving, Mike Hinson, Roadtec and Ken Hammond, Coastline Equipment at the April 10 CalAPA Contractors Spring Mixer at JT Schmid’s Restaurant & Brewery in Anaheim.

Directory & Buyer’s Guide has been published. An electronic version that lists all CalAPA member companies by service category is available for download via the CalAPA website. For information on becoming a CalAPA member, contact Sophie You at (916) 791-5044. CA

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John Warrick, LaBelle Marvin, (left), Steve Cota, Patriot Risk & Insurance Services and Aaron Terry, Terra Pave.

Chris Barry, Beach Paving, (left), Steve Marvin, LaBelle Marvin and Bryan Sonderby, ICM PCG.

Aaron Terry, Terra pave (left), Lance Allan, Roy Allan Slurry Seal and John Terry, Terra Pave.

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John Warrick, LaBelle Marvin, (left) Alex Shaw, RJNC, Chris Rodriguez, RJNC, Aaron Anderson, VCES and Ed Galindo, VCES.

Steve Cota, Patriot Risk & Insurance Services (left), Bri Trump, CTI and Joe Draper, Patriot Paving.

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