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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

Trucking Hours of Service: Keeping on Track for the Road Construction Industry

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2:00–3:15 p.m. EDT

Speaker: Richard P. Schweitzer, PLLC


Over the last few years, there have been numerous changes to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA's) trucking hours of service (HoS) regulations. Although FMCSA's HoS regulations are only applicable to interstate transport, many state agencies apply them for intrastate transport as well. In December 2017, the agency’s newest requirement for electronic logging devices (ELDs) goes into effect for most drivers of commercial motor vehicles. Although some construction sectors have been afforded relief from some HoS requirements, NAPA petitioned FMCSA for additional relief which is under agency review with comments currently being accepted.


 Learning Objectives:


Learn from an industry expert about what is currently required under the HoS regulation and how to comment on the need for additional relief.

  • Existing driver hours of service requirements and short-haul exemptions
  • Electronic Logging Device rule and CVSA enforcement policy
  • NAPA petition for exemption from 30-minute rest break and 12 hour rule
  • FMCSA safety fitness rating metrics, National Academy of Sciences study on FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System, and FMCSA response
  • FMCSA pilot program on eliminating non-fault crashes from carriers’ records
  • Diabetes, sleep apnea and other medical qualification issues
  • Drug and alcohol clearinghouse final rule implementation

 

Registration: FREE
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):

Attendees will receive 1.25 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.

Back to Basics Series: Forensics
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 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: FREE
Register Here   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: November (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.
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