The Constructor's Voice - 2013 - (Page 27)
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Much of my time this year has been spent working with CDPHE and others on erosion controlrelated matters. As a result of the passage of HB12-1119, CDPHE convened a workgroup to develop more responsive and streamlined erosion control inspection and enforcement processes.
s CCA’s Director of Owner-Agency Relations, my position mixes policy advocacy with customer-relations in managing both major and minor issues of concern between CCA members and their public sector clients. I also work on a number of regulatory issues on behalf of CCA. Much of my time this year has been spent working with CDPHE and others on erosion control-related matters. As a result of the passage of HB12-1119, CDPHE convened a workgroup to develop more responsive and streamlined erosion control inspection and enforcement processes. After five months of meetings, CCA is pleased to see that several of our proposed reforms are being formally recommended to the legislature in a written report. Additional ideas supported by the workgroup will be addressed in a newly formed MS4 workgroup that includes active CCA participation. Finally, CCA organized a “Meet the MS4 Inspectors” training earlier this year to provide CCA members with an opportunity to hear directly from local stormwater control inspectors. CCA has also continued its work with CDOT, municipalities, counties, transit agencies and special districts. CCA-organized roundtables provide members an opportunity to meet with public works officials and learn about all types of upcoming civil projects, including road, bridge, transit, pipeline, treatment plant, stormwater, airfield and parks. CCA launched a new Roaring Fork area roundtable this year, bringing the number of regional market briefings to 15 – six with CDOT, Northern Colorado, Boulder, Denver/DIA, Metro area suburbs, Colorado Springs, Pueblo and the West Slope, plus two water/wastewater specific meetings with regional utility owners. CCA continues to be an active participant in shaping the use of alternative delivery methods (i.e., Design-Build and CM/GC) on public works projects. CCA has worked extensively with CDOT and contractors alike on training and policy issues as CDOT has ramped up its use of DB and CM/GC. These efforts have included developing training and championing measures to ensure fairness, transparency and objectivity with CDOT’s use of CM/GC. CCA has also begun working with DBIA’s local water/wastewater committee on the development of a project delivery selection matrix that will provide utility owners with a more objective way of determining whether DB, CM/GC or traditional hard bid is the most appropriate delivery method for a particular project. Along with several other CCA members, I participated in local and regional TBD Colorado meetings to draw attention to the needs of the state’s transportation system. CCA continues to participate in FasTracks-related meetings with RTD. CCA also continues its work with Denver and DIA on a number of policy issues, both on our own and in conjunction with the Building Jobs for Colorado coalition of construction-related trade associations. Finally, I continue to work as an advocate on behalf of individual members on a wide range of issues, and I have been able to use CCA’s connections to help resolve problems for our members. I encourage all CCA members to bring emerging issues of concern to my attention. I also urge you to consider attending CCA-coordinated meetings with those public entities that you work with on a regular basis. Most of all, I look forward to working with you on the issues that matter most to you and your business.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Constructor's Voice - 2013
Meet the 2013 President
Executive Director’s Message
2012 Associate Council Chairman
Meet the 2013 Associate Council Chairman
Social Media: What Am I?
2012 Included a ‘SUCCESS’ for CCA Members in HB12-1119
The Coming Talent War
CWFC Sees Continued Successes, New Directions
Congratulations to the 2011 CCA-CDOT Project Management Award Winners
Your Association Staff
A Vision for Colorado!
What is SBTRC, and How Can It Help You?
Colorado Contractors Trust Rates Remain Below Market Trends
Your Association Staff
Setting Up Your People for Success
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
The Constructor's Voice - 2013