NUCA of Colorado

Upcoming events

    • 4 Oct 2023
    • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Adams County Fairgrounds 9755 Henderson Rd. Brighton, Colorado 80601

    FREE Trench Safety Summit - October 4th

    7am - 4pm @ Adams County Fairgrounds



    Free on-line registration to employees of any contractor involved in  underground construction or excavation. Breakfast and Lunch are included so please pre-register so that we know to expect you. In previous years we have had 500 participants.

    The full day of safety training will include: (Agenda Here

    • Classroom Training
    • Live Outdoor Demonstrations
    • Roundtable Discussions

    Breakfast, lunch snacks and drinks provided on a complimentary basis to all attendees

    By attending, you will be eligible for the great door prizes offered at the end of the day. Winners must be present to win.

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

    Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Colorado

    Colorado Contractors Association

    National Utility Contractors Association of Colorado

    Colorado 811

    Special Demonstration: LIVE Trench Rescue by North Metro/Thornton Fire Dept.

    Sponsorship Options

    All sponsorships include signage recognition the day of the event and post-event recognition on the NAXSA website.

    • Platinum Sponsor $3,000
    • Gold Sponsor $2,500
    • Silver Sponsor $2,000
    • Breakfast Sponsor $1,500
    • Lunch Sponsor $1,500
    • Vendor/Exhibitors (choose inside or outside) $800
    • 11 Oct 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting

    Join us for the October Safety Roundtable.  This is an impromptu meeting of  safety professionals in the industry that would like to have a casual round  table discussion on various topics.  For this month, we will discuss an After Action Report of the Trench Safety Summit from October 4th.

    Register to Join us Now!

    • 13 Oct 2023
    • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Wagner Cat/Wagner Rents 18000 Smith Road Aurora, CO 80011

    NUCA's 8th Annual Equipment Rodeo
    Friday, October 13th 12:30pm - 4pm
    Wagner Cat/Wagner Rents 18000 Smith Road
    Title Sponsor: Wagner Cat/Wagner Rents

    Welcome to the ultimate showcase of skill, precision, and power in the world of construction—the Equipment Rodeo! Prepare to be amazed as talented equipment operators take center stage, maneuvering heavy-duty machinery with finesse and flair.

    In this adrenaline-pumping event, operators go head-to-head in a series of challenging tasks that push their abilities to the limit. The Wagner yard is transformed into a dynamic site complete with intricate obstacles. Spectators are treated to a thrilling spectacle as the equipment: backhoe, skid steer, excavator, and wheel loader become the stars of the show.

    The backhoe competition tests an operator's versatility and dexterity. Operators deftly control the backhoe's extendable arm to scoop and lift objects with precision. They navigate tight spaces, showcasing their ability to perform delicate tasks while maintaining stability and control.

    The skid steer challenge is all about speed and agility. Operators expertly navigate through a maze of obstacles, showcasing the skid steer's compact design and unmatched maneuverability. From tight turns to sudden stops, every move is a testament to the operator's quick reflexes and mastery of their machine.

    In the excavator event, operators wield immense power with finesse. They tackle tasks such as delicately removing obstacles without disturbing the surrounding area. The excavator competition demonstrates the operator's ability to balance raw strength with surgical precision.

    The wheel loader showdown highlights brute force and control. Operators use these massive machines to load, transport, and unload materials with precision. From stacking objects into towering pyramids to moving large volumes of material efficiently, this event showcases the operator's ability to harness the wheel loader's strength to accomplish intricate tasks.

    Throughout the Construction Equipment Rodeo, safety remains paramount. Operators adhere to strict safety protocols, ensuring that both participants and spectators enjoy the event without any concerns.

    As the dust settles and the engines roar, the Equipment Rodeo crowns its champions. These skilled operators not only win bragging rights but first place wins the coveted belt buckle and some cash for 2nd and 3rd place! So, join us for a day of excitement, innovation, and the raw power of construction equipment as we celebrate the operators who make the impossible look easy in the 8th Annual Equipment Rodeo!

    Member  $25
    NonMember $50
    Spectator $10

    Awards (logo on banner and awards table, mention at presentation) $500
    Backhoe Sponsor (logo on banner, mention at presentation) $200
    Wheel Loader (logo on banner, mention at presentation) $200
    Skid Steer (logo on banner, mention at presentation) $200
    Excavator (logo on banner, mention at presentation) $200

    • 9 Nov 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10 Nov 2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • New Altitude Coworking 6385 Corporate Drive, Suite 200 Colorado Springs, CO 80919

    LIVE Crew Leader Training
    November 9-10, 2023 (2 day course)
    8am - 4pm both days
    ~Colorado Springs~

    Your requests have been heard and we are now offering Fundamentals of Crew Leadership training in Colorado Springs! Please register your students now so that we have an accurate headcount and can prepare for your arrival. 

    Course Overview: Full Course Description Here
    NUCA's Essentials Skills for 
    Crew Leader Training topics include:

    • Effective communication
    • Counseling employees
    • Delegating responsibilities
    • How to mentor
    • The importance of documentation
    • Establishing a safety culture
    • Emergency response
    • AND MORE!

    NUCA's two-day intensive course costs include:
    Breakfast & lunch, Course materials, NCCER "Fundamentals of Crew Leadership" Manual, Supporting course manual, & Certificate of Completion

    Pricing: $725 for NUCA Members; $825 for NonMembers
    Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks and all class materials are included in the registration

    Location: New Altitude Coworking 6385 Corporate Drive, Suite 200 Colorado Springs, CO 80919; Park on the North Side of the Building

    Mike Flowers, NUCA National Director of Safety, Training and Education

Past events

20 Sep 2023 Mix and Mingle @ Diebolt Brewing Company
15 Sep 2023 Lunch & Learn: Mental Health/Substance Abuse
14 Sep 2023 FREE to NUCA Members CPR/First Aid in English
13 Sep 2023 Virtual Safety Roundtable: Electrical Hazards
11 Aug 2023 Golf Prize Ticket Pre-Sale
11 Aug 2023 12th Annual Golf Tournament Knolls Course
11 Aug 2023 12th Annual Golf Tournament
9 Aug 2023 Virtual Safety Roundtable: Public Safety Around Our Jobs
19 Jul 2023 Mix and Mingle @ Red Leg Brewing Colorado Springs
12 Jul 2023 Virtual Safety Roundtable: Competencies, Excavation Competent Person
21 Jun 2023 Trench Safety Stand Down (TSSD) Expo
15 Jun 2023 NUCA Clay Shoot
15 Jun 2023 Clay Shoot Prize Ticket Pre-Sale
14 Jun 2023 Virtual Safety Roundtable: Trench Safety Technical Digging
24 May 2023 Mix and Mingle @ Pindustry Greenwood Village
10 May 2023 Safety Roundtable: Respiratory Protection Procedures
19 Apr 2023 Axes and Ales @ Yukon Axe Westminster
19 Apr 2023 LIVE Advanced Crew Leader Training 4/19-4/21
14 Apr 2023 Safety Lunch: Utility Damage Investigation & Prevention
12 Apr 2023 Safety Roundtable: Confined Space Procedures
22 Mar 2023 Scholarship Fundraiser Cornhole Tournament
8 Mar 2023 Safety Roundtable: Safe Ladder Usage
23 Feb 2023 Breakfast at the Capitol
15 Feb 2023 Mix and Mingle @ Top Golf Colorado Springs
8 Feb 2023 Safety Roundtable: Rigging Inspection & Rejection
13 Jan 2023 Safety Lunch: Rights & Responsibilities During an OSHA Inspection
11 Jan 2023 Safety Roundtable: Winter Issues
11 Sep 2019 Fall Conference
31 Jul 2019 Annual General Meeting
1 Apr 2019 Spring Gala

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