Upcoming Events

Colorado Subsurface Utility Law (SB18-167) Collaborative Rollout Trainings

In partnership with Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado 811, ACEC Colorado invites you to register for one of the six statewide trainings that will provide an overview of the new Colorado 811 One Call/Subsurface Utility Law (effective Aug. 8, 2018) and what it means for design, construction and utility companies that are implementing requirements of the law into their projects.

The regional, half-day trainings will be focused toward design professionals with an emphasis on the American Society of Civil Engineers Standard Guidelines for the Collection & Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data (ASCE 38-02), which is referenced in the new law. These trainings are for agency engineers, consulting engineers and land surveyors, utility engineers, and data keepers.

The Denver-area, all-day training will include both design and construction focuses. This training is for agency engineers, consulting engineers and land surveyors, utility engineers, data keepers, and contractors. This event is being planned also in cooperation with Colorado Contractors Association.

At all trainings, engineers from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will present how they are implementing the law’s new requirements.

For more information, including the workshop schedule and updates about presentations and speakers, click here. (Remember to check the site frequently for news and announcements.)


To register call 303.832.2200 or click here. Registration is inclusive of printed materials and noted meal(s).

Regional Half-Day | PuebloClick to Register Wednesday, Aug. 29 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | $55 (includes lunch) Colorado Department of Transportation Region 2 Office Pike’s Peak East & West Room (5615 Wills Boulevard, Pueblo) Earn up to 4.0 PDHs* | Design Focus | Limited to 75 attendees

Regional Half-Day | Greeley SOLD OUT – Click to Register Thursday, Aug. 30 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | $55 (includes lunch) Weld County Administration Building (1150 O Street, Greeley) Earn up to 4.0 PDHs* | Design Focus | Limited to 50 attendees

Regional Half-Day | GypsumClick to Register Tuesday, Sept. 11 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | $55 (includes lunch) Gypsum Town Hall (50 Lundgren Boulevard, Gypsum) Earn up to 4.0 PDHs* | Design Focus | Limited to 50 attendees

Regional Half-Day | Grand JunctionClick to Register Wednesday, Sept. 12 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | $55 (includes lunch) Colorado Department of Transportation Region 3 Office Bookcliff Conference Room (2328 G Road, Grand Junction) Earn up to 4.0 PDHs* | Design Focus | Limited to 40 attendees

Regional Half-Day | DurangoClick to Register Thursday, Sept. 13 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | $55 (includes lunch) Colorado Department of Transportation Region 5 Office (20581 West US 160, Durango) Earn up to 4.0 PDHs* | Design Focus | Limited to 50 attendees

Denver-area Full-Day | Greenwood Village SOLD OUTClick to Register Wednesday, Sept. 26 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | $109 (includes breakfast and lunch) Merrick & Company (5970 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Greenwood Village) Earn up to 7.0 PDHs* | Construction & Design Focus Limited to 50 attendees *Limited to 100 attendees — Fewer than 10 spots remain*

Training Schedule

Training Schedule (Aug. 29-30 & Sept. 12-13)

  • 8:30-9 a.m.: Registration & Coffee
  • 9-9:30 a.m.: Overview of SB18-167
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Engineering Focus
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Working Lunch With Q&A

Training Schedule (Sept. 11)

  • 11-11:30 a.m.: Registration
  • 11:30-Noon: Working Lunch
  • Noon-12:30 p.m.: Overview of SB18-167
  • 12:30-2:30 p.m.: Engineering Focus
  • 2:30-4 p.m.: Q&A

Training Schedule (Sept. 26)

  • 8-8:30 a.m.: Registration & Breakfast
  • 8:30-9 a.m.: Overview of SB18-167
  • 9-11:30 a.m.: Concurrent Breakouts | Construction Focus | Design Focus
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Networking Lunch
  • 12:30-2 p.m.: Lifecycle of Project
  • 2-3:30 p.m.: Q&A

Event Sponsorships Available – a limited number of sponsorship opportunities are also available for this event. Click here to download the form or call 303.832.2200 for details.


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Save the Date: Colorado Trench Safety Summit


Click Here to Register

Full day of safety training including:

  • Classroom Training
  • Live Outdoor Demonstrations
  • Mock Trench Rescue
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks provided free to attendees

Presented by the North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA) and OSHA in partnership with:

  • Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Colorado
  • Colorado Contractors Association
  • Colorado Association of Homebuilders
  • Colorado Chapter of the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA)
  • Colorado 811

Free to employees of any contractor involved in underground construction or excavation.

Date: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Location: Adams County Fairgrounds


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2018 Damage Prevention Mixer

Join us for drinks, appetizers and a fun evening designed to bring together damage prevention stakeholders to network and celebrate their collective successes!

New Terrain Brewing Company
16401 Table Mountain Parkway, Golden, CO 80403
Tuesday; July 24, 2018 (3:00pm – 6:00pm)

Deadline to RSVP is Friday; July 13, 2018

Click here to RSVP


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11th Annual Weld County Damage Prevention Council Golf Tournament

September 29, 2018

Coyote Creek Golf Course – 222 Clubhouse Drive, Fort Lupton, CO 80621

  • Format is a 4-player scramble. Each player tees off and the best shot is chosen. All players then hit again from within one club length of the chosen shot. You cannot move closer to the hole, or out of a hazard or the rough. NO SCORE WORSE THAN BOGEY CAN BE TAKEN ON ANY HOLE.
  • Prizes awarded for team winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd), special holes (Long Drive, Closest to the Pin, etc.) and a drawing to be held after the tournament.

Any player/players added after this date or the day of tournament (after exceeding 100 players) will be required to pay an additional $20.00/ player late fee. The shotgun start is scheduled for 8 am, with the registration beginning at 7 am.


$150.00 Hole Sponsors

$300.00 Breakfast (1) and Drinks (2) Sponsors

$500 Lunch Sponsors (2)

Dress code policy: For men collared shirts are required, no cutoffs or other athletic shorts. Ladies must have either collared or sleeved shirts. No Tank Tops allowed for anyone.

 Mulligans will be sold with the proceeds going to Triangle Cross Ranch which provides assistance to intellectually disabled adults.


Click here to download the registration form. Fill it out and please mail it to WCDPC, P.O. BOX 200457, Evans, CO. 80620. If you need an invoice or you would like to pay with credit card, please email your request to Georgia Harper at [email protected]  or call 970-304-2051.

Thank you for your continued support!


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2018 Mock Line Strike – Save the Date

Colorado 811 will be conducting a free PipelineResponse and Mock Line Strike. The purpose of this course is to educate excavators, contractors, public officials and emergency responders about pipeline safety and awareness.

The Mock Line Strike features a simulated natural gas release caused by unsafe digging practices. Attendees will witness response procedures as local emergency responders and utility operators work in unified command to resolve the situation.

September 19th, 2018

  • Emergency Responder Registration: 9:00am
  • PipelineResponse: 9:30am
  • Excavator Registration: 10:00am
  • Mock Line Strike: 10:30am
  • Lunch/Giveaways: 11:30am

Jefferson County Fairgrounds15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd. Golden, CO 80401

Click here to Register!

For more information contact Jeannette Wood at 316-880-8008 ext 1022 or [email protected].


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7th Annual Western Slope Damage Prevention Golf Tournament

Friday, June 22, 2018  |  Adobe Creek Golf Course  |  Fruita, CO

Hole Sponsorships go to support the Western Slope Damage Prevention Council’s ongoing Community and Construction Awareness programs. All proceeds from Mulligan sales will be donated to Kids Aid and The House.

Cash Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and the last place teams.

Player Info:

  • Registration 7 am
  • Shotgun Tournament begins at 8 am
  • Team of 4 – $300
  • Individual Player – $75
  • Mulligans – $5 each or 3 for $10 (maximum 3 per player)
  • Lunch is included


Sponsor Info:

  • Hole Sponsorship – $150 per hole
  • Beverage Cart Sponsorship – $125


To Register, sponsor or with any questions please contact Julie at [email protected] 720-788-8705 oLinda at [email protected] 970-256-2880

Western Slope Damage Prevention Council meets every third Wednesday of each month at 2190 H ¼ Rd at 9:30am.


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PHMSA Hazmat Safety Research and Development Forum

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Hazmat Safety Research and Development Forum is scheduled for May 16th and 17th at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center. The forum will be attended by industry representatives, modal authorities, federal and state officials. PHMSA will present the results of recently completed projects, brief attendees on new project plans, and solicit stakeholder input on current and future research projects.

An official announcement about the R&D Forum will be published in the Federal Register soon, but in the meantime, please feel free to circulate this email to your peers and other interested parties.


National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Boardroom and Conference Center,        420 10th St SW, Washington, DC 20594


Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT.


Please pre-register for these meetings athttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P7CMR3R.
Conference call-in and “live meeting” capability will be provided. When available, details will be posted at:


Eva Rodezno or Rick Boyle, Research and Development, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590.

Telephone: (202) 366-8799 and (202) 366-2993.


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YVEA Contractors Breakfast – May 3rd

Please send your RSVP’s to [email protected] or by phone (970) 871-2242.


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YVEA Contractors Breakfast – May 2nd


Seating is limited so please RSVP to [email protected] or by phone (970) 871-2242.


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2018 El Paso County Excavator Breakfast

April 6, 2018 at 6:30 am at the Hotel Elegante Conference & Event Center

Please join the El Paso County Damage Prevention Council in kicking off National Safe Digging Month at the 7th Annual Excavator Breakfast on April 6, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Come eat a delicious breakfast, network with industry stakeholders, and learn about One Call Legislation updates and industry happenings. Internationally recognized author and speaker, Chad Hymas will speak with a powerful message about safety. Attendees include: Excavators, Facility Owners, Operators, Utility Locators, Regulatory and Compliance Entities, Emergency Responders and anyone interested in protecting life and property through utilizing safe digging practices.
Seats are limited, so RSVP early!  EVENT FULL!
Registration at 6:30am
Breakfast promptly at 7:00am
Key Note Speaker at 7:30am

Please RSVP by April 2, 2018 EVENT FULL!

Free Breakfast, Drawings, Door Prizes!
Please contact Shelly Dornick at [email protected] for any questions regarding the breakfast.
Sponsorship Opportunities 

Click here to download the sponsorship letter and fill out the following sponsorship form. For questions regarding sponsorship please contact Tracy Beers at [email protected].

Sponsored by:

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