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NAPA Talks Webinar Series

“NAPA’s webinar program has been beneficial. Some topics are closely aligned with my technical interests; other less, so but I gain appreciation for how others find solutions to complex industry problems.” Alan Cleeland, VT LeeBoy, Inc.


"The NAPA webinars are 60 - 90 minutes packed with useful information delivered by experts.  They are a great value for our business." Michael Cote, The Lane Construction Corporation and 2015 NAPA Chair

NAPA Talks Webinar Series



  • How to Mobilize an Effective Grassroots Campaign
  • PaveXpress — A Simplified Online Pavement Design Tool
  • A Practical Approach to Managing Density

    How to Mobilize an Effective Grassroots Campaign

    Date: Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

    Speaker: Jay Hansen, Executive Vice President, National Asphalt Pavement Association


    The Senate passed the six-year surface transportation reauthorization bill days after the House adjourned for August recess. Prior to adjournment, the Chamber passed H.R. 3236, the three-month extension authorizing highway and transit programs through Oct. 29. As a result, the Senate cleared the three-month extension designed to provide more time for the House to pass its own long-term highway bill.



    Now is the time to pound the pavement, and DRIVE your Representatives in Congress to voice their support for a new six-year highway bill when they return from August recess.


    Key Takeaways:


    • Outline the messages members of the House of Representative and their staff needs to hear from the industry;
    • Conduct in-district roundtable and meetings; and
    • Schedule effective asphalt plant tours.


    Registration: Free

    Register Here


    PaveXpress — A Simplified Online Pavement Design Tool

    Date:   Thursday, August 6; and Wednesday, September 9 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT

    Speakers:  George White, CEO of Pavia Systems

    Trenton Clark, P.E., Director of Engineering at Virginia Asphalt Association

    Audrey Copeland, Ph.D., P.E. NAPA Vice President Engineering, Research & Technology

    PaveXpress is a free, web-based tool, allows pavement engineers a simplified approach to creating and evaluating technically sound pavement structure designs, for both flexible and rigid pavements. Using AASHTO 93/98 methods, this tool allows you to design roadways, overlays, and parking lots in just minutes. The tool provides easy access of available resources for state specific design methods. PaveXpress is easy to use and understand and is accessible on multiple devices providing technically sound pavement structural design analysis. This webinar will cover the product from front to back and how it can be used in your organization.


    Key Takeaways:

    • Identify the target use scenario for your organization with PaveXpress
    • Understand the empirical pavement design approach used in PaveXpress (AASHTO 93/98)
    • Apply AASHTO 93 pavement evaluation guidelines to assess an existing pavement for an overlay
    • Access PaveXpress on your own and create your first pavement design


    Who Should Attend:  State and Local Agency Engineers, Consultants, Students, Pavement Design Instructors, and Contractors

    Registration:  Free (Only 175 attendees per session)

    Thursday, August 6 at 2:00 p.m. EDT — Register
    Wednesday, September 9 at 2:00 p.m. EDT — Register


    Professional Development Hours (PDHs) — 1 PDH is available following the webinar and after passing a short, 10-question quiz. 


    A Practical Approach to Managing Density

    Date:   Tuesday, August 11, 2:30–3:30 p.m. EDT
    Speaker:  Todd Mansell, Civil Engineer, Caterpillar Global Paving Products

    Meeting and exceeding density specifications is critical to success on today's paving jobs. However, managing the rolling and compaction operation continutes to be the most misunderstood aspect of the paving operation. Contractors often "chase density" without understanding and fixing the root cause(s) of why density is not being consistently achieved. It doesn't have to work this way.

    Who Should Attend:  Contractors, Producers, Managers, and Operational Managers


    Key Takeaways:

    • Understand the root causes of poor density
    • Learn how to meet density specifications successfully
    • Learn how to manage density consistently



    NAPA Members — $75
    Non-Members — $125

    Register Here


    Professional Development Hours (PDHs) — 1 PDH is available following the webinar and after passing a short quiz.