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NAPA Webinar Series

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

Specialization in Asphalt Sustainability Implementation Series: Tools — Creating a Successful Sustainability Program
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: Adam Hand, Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno

Get an inside look at how a construction business puts sustainability to work. What goes into a sustainability and practicing transparency? What tools are available for approaching sustainability? How do you develop strategic short- and long-term plans for sustainability? These questions and more will be discussed as part of learning what factors compel a company to embrace green construction. This session will discuss:  

  • How a commitment to sustainability can be documented, communicated, and demonstrated to create value for a company and its customers.
  • What are the elements of a sustainability plan and how do they evolve over time.
  • Examples of sustainability tools companies can use and implement.
  • The importance of sustainability and transparency for businesses today and into the future.

 
Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE (Use Code: TOOLS) 
Non-Members — $129
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar. 

Safety in the Workplace Series: Motivating Safe Employee Behavior
Date: February (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: Tom Krause

Creating and sustaining a successful corporate safety culture requires buy-in and commitment from all levels of an organization. It is rooted in personal accountability, shared beliefs, and consistent attitudes that shape behavior among all employees. Learn from an expert about how to develop safety leadership that influences and inspires a culture of excellence with a focus on safe behaviors that lead to increased productivity and profitability.

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: Binder
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: Ron Corun, Axeon Specialty Products LLC

Asphalt binder is the glue that holds a mixture together. Choosing the right type of binder is critical for long term performance of pavements. This webinar looks at asphalt binder's properties; how it is produced; and how to choose the right binder, including considering modified binders, for the job.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE (Use Code: Binder) 
Non-Members — $129
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.
Safety in the Workplace Series: Strategies for Safer Asphalt Plants
Date: March (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: TBD

Asphalt production facilities are busy places with many potential hazards.  Although OSHA and state safety agencies regulate many activities at asphalt plants, those regulatory responsibilities are not the only safety concerns that companies should address.  Hear about innovations, practices, and procedures asphalt producers are implementing today to protect their employees and ensure safe operations.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
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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: Aggregate
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: Shane Buchanan, Oldcastle Materials Inc.

The aggregate skeleton is what provides the majority of strength and stability in an asphalt mixture. Choosing the right gradation and knowing how aggregate properties impact mixture performance are critical to ensuring pavement performance. This webinar explores how the size and type of aggregates can impact asphalt mixture design and performance.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE (Use Code: Aggregate) 
Non-Members — $129
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.
Safety in the Workplace Series: Strategies for Safer Work Zones
Date: April (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: TBD

Road construction work zones are inherently dangerous places. Occupational injuries and fatalities within a work zone often occur from two causes: internal construction vehicle traffic or external third-party vehicular intrusions. Hear from industry experts about ways to effectively train construction crews to recognize and minimize these hazards, as well as successful methods that have been used which can encourage DOTs to provide additional monetary resources that help provide a safer work zone.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
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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: Volumetrics
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: Gerry Huber, Asphalt Materials Inc.

Understanding volumetric properties is important to understanding how an asphalt mixture will perform. Asphalt technologists commonly toss around acronyms and terms like VMA, VFA, and bulk specific gravity, but do we really understand what they represent? This webinar demystifies asphalt mixture volumetrics and explains how volumetric properties interact.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE (Use Code: Volumetrics) 
Non-Members — $129
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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: Volumetrics
Date: Late April (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: Randy West, National Center for Asphalt Technologies at Auburn University

Building on an understanding of from the previous three webinars on binder properties, aggregates, and volumetrics, this webinar provides a basic overview of the steps for asphalt mixture design using the Superpave method, including discussion of how recycled material affects mix design considerations.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.
Safety in the Workplace Series: Top OSHA Training Programs
Date: May (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: TBD

Keeping current with annual training is important to meet compliance obligations for some OSHA standards. This webinar will help you understand which training requirements apply to asphalt production facilities and identify practical, easy-to-implement training programs.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
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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: Plants
Date: May (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: T.J. Young, Duval Asphalt Products Inc.

When it comes to asphalt mix production, each component of a batch or drum plant can influence the final product produced. This webinar looks at the various components of an asphalt mix production facility, the differences between batch and drum plants, and what can be done to ensure mix quality.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.
Safety in the Workplace Series: Innovative Ideas to Improve Safety
Date: June (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speakers: Jim Mitchell, Cal Beyer, Jay Winford, and Pat Nelson

Worker safety at the plant and the paving work zone is a priority for all contractors. Often it's not enough to follow regulations; companies need to come up with innovative ideas that improve worker safety. Hear from industry peers about out-of-the-box solutions they have implemented to help ensure their workers go home safely at the end of each shift.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
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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: Paving
Date: June (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: Richard Kramer, Roadtec

Placing a smooth, uniform asphalt pavement begins with proper operation of the paving machine. This webinar highlights the different parts of a paver, as well as paver set-up and operation, and how it all contributes to ensuring a pavement with a high level of drivability.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
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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: Compaction
Date: July (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: Tim Kowolski, Wirtgen America Inc. and Kent Hansen, NAPA

Compaction rollers are used to achieve the density a pavement needs to ensure performance and longevity, as well as to create a well-finished surface. This webinar will discuss different types of rollers, their use, and how to determine proper compaction and coverage.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
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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: August (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
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
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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: Quality Control/Quality Assurance
Date: August (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: Jim Musselman, Oldcastle Materials Inc.

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

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: Employee Wellness
Date: September (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
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
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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: Tack Coats
Date: September (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: TBD

A strong layered pavement system owes much to the bond between layers, and a good tack coat allows two independent pavement layers to act as a single unit. This webinar will outline what materials are available for tack coats, as well as how to recognize and avoid common distresses and problems associated with improper tacking. Participants will also learn how to differentiate between acceptable and poor tack coats.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
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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: October (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: Cal Beyer & Sally Spencer

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:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
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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: October (Date TBD), 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: TBD

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.

Registration:
Members, DOTS, City/County and Public Works Agencies, SAPAs — FREE 
Non-Members — $129
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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
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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: 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
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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: 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
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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
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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: 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
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.
 

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