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NAPA Webinars

New-NAPA-Talks-Webinars-WebNAPA offers a variety of webinars throughout the year on various topics related to the asphalt industry. These topics range from newly released industry regulations to innovative processes and technology that can benefit your company. The NAPA webinar program will deliver the information you need to the comfort of your home or office.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Participation in NAPA webinars may earn you Professional Development Hours (PDHs). PDHs are educational units used to fulfill continuing education requirements for licensure or certification. In most cases, 1 hour of participation in a webinar equals 1 PDH. Some states and certifying bodies require pre-approval of professional development hours and documentation requirements also vary, so be sure to check with your appropriate agency. You are responsible for maintaining the documentation for your PDHs. You can request a certificate of completion after you attend any of the webinars to keep for your records.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Back to Basics Series: Quality Assurance
Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2:00–3:30 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Jim Musselman, Oldcastle Materials Inc.; Dr. Adam Hand, University of Nevada at Reno; Dr. John D'Angelo, D'Angelo Consulting LLC

Working to ensure a quality product is less expensive than being ordered to remove and replace a faulty pavement. Quality Assurance is critical to ensuring mixture quality and, ultimately, contractor pay. This webinar outlines the basic components required for developing and maintaining a solid Quality Assurance program, as well as discusses common mistakes that can influence QA results.

Registration: FREE
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.

HR Series: Suicide Prevention
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2:00–3:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Cal Beyer; David James, CFO, FNF, Inc. Construction and Michelle Walker, Vice President of Finance & Administration, Specialized Services Company


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction industry is among the top nine occupations with the highest risk for suicide. Understand some of the risk factors and warning signs for construction industry workers and learn about recommendations for effective suicide prevention programs.

 

Registration: FREE
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.

HR Series: Employee Wellness
Date: September (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Christian Moreno

An increasing number of companies are implementing employee wellness programs. These programs often lead to employees taking fewer sick-days and reductions in accidents and injuries that result in lost work days. Learn how to implement a wellness program at your company.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
Registration Not Open At This Time. Check Back Periodically.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.
Back to Basics Series: Tack Coats
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2:00–3:30 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Dale Decker, Dale S. Decker, LLC

A wide variety of tack coats are available in the asphalt industry.  This session will provide information regarding material characteristics, construction practices, and their effect on the asphalt pavement performance. 


Key Takeaways:

  • Understand importance of Tack Coat
  • What is the proper application rate for tack coat
  • What is the best Quality Control for tack coat applications

 Registration: FREE
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.

Back to Basics Series: Pavement Design

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2:00–3:30 p.m. EDT

Speaker: Dr. Kevin Hall, Ph.D., P.E.,  University of Arkansas

 

Flexible pavement design has undergone numerous changes since the AASHO Road Test a half-century ago. This webinar will detail how flexible pavements work to carry traffic and how this impacts design considerations. Some details on mechanistic-empirical design will be covered, too, but the primary purpose of this webinar is to provide a basic understanding of the AASHTO 93 Design Guide and how to apply it.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify and describe key factors considered in structural pavement design;
  • Select appropriate input values and perform calculations necessary to estimate required pavement thickness using current AASHTO procedures;
  • Optimize thickness design to produce the most cost-effective pavement structure;
  • Discuss general design principles of mechanistic-empirical pavement design.

 

Registration: FREE
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):

Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.

HR Series: Injury and Illness Record Keeping
Date: October (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EDT
Speaker: TBD

OSHA updated Workplace Injury and Illness Rule went into effect in January 2017.  This webinar will review the new requirements for reporting injuries and illness, along with OSHA's long-standing Medial Recordkeeping Rule requirements.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
Registration Not Open At This Time. Check Back Periodically.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.
HR Series: Drug Testing Program Protocol
Date: November (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: Howard Mavity

Drug testing has gone from a non-existent practice to widespread acceptance in the construction industry over the past couple of decades. Drug testing is about maintaining a safe work environment and ensuring the safety and security of your employees.  Learn what is needed to implement and maintain an effective and compliant drug testing program, as well as challenges associated with changes in the legal status of some drugs.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
Registration Not Open At This Time. Check Back Periodically.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.
Back to Basics Series: Forensics
Date: November (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: Buzz Powell, National Center for Asphalt Technologies at Auburn University

A successful overlay starts with identifying and correcting deficiencies in the existing pavement surface and structure. This webinar will demonstrate how to recognize different types and severities of pavement distresses through the use of the LTPP distress identification manual, as well as explain how to conduct pavement forensic analyses to determine why pavement distresses have occurred so they can be corrected.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
Registration Not Open At This Time. Check Back Periodically.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.
Back to Basics Series: Maintenance and Rehabilitation
Date: November (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: TBD

To ensure drivability and performance, aging infrastructure requires periodic maintenance and rehabilitation. Smart, effective, economic strategies for pavement preservation and maintenance exist, but have not always been deployed at the right time or manner. This webinar investigates different options available for maintaining asphalt pavements and why maintenance and rehabilitation are important for the industry.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
Registration Not Open At This Time. Check Back Periodically.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.
HR Series: Attracting the Next Generation of Employees
Date: December (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: Panel of Experts

In many areas, the asphalt industry faces a shortage of qualified and motivated workers. How can companies attract and retain the next generation of employees for all levels of operations? How can we encourage young people to consider a career in the asphalt pavement industry? Hear from industry peers about what your company can do now to attract quality employees.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
Registration Not Open At This Time. Check Back Periodically.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.
Back to Basics Series: Funding
Date: December(Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: Joe Mahoney, University of Washington

Good roads cost money; bad roads cost more. This is true at the federal, state, and local levels. The quality and performance of roads, bridges, and other infrastructure are directly connected to available funding. This webinar will explore the history of highway funding, how it has changed over time, and the current factors that have an impact on infrastructure spending in 2018.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
Registration Not Open At This Time. Check Back Periodically.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.
 

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Back to Basics Series
Best Practices in Paving Series
Business Management
Communication
Engineering
Environment, Health & Safety
Legislative
Safety in the Workplace Series
Sustainability
Sustainability Specialization Series