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NAPA 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 Talks webinar program will deliver the information you need to the comfort of your home or office.

 

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UPCOMING WEBINARS

OSHA Compliance: Confined Spaces in Transportation Construction

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT

Speaker:  Van Arden Howell; Associate Director, OSHA Training Institute Education Center; University of California-San Diego

 

NAPA, in partnership with ARTBA will co-host a webinar to explain the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new regulations for construction work in confined spaces. Industry expert Van Howell, putting special emphasis on roadway and transportation construction, will review the responsibilities contractors face in meeting the standard which becomes effective Oct. 2.

 

Areas to be covered include: 

  • Typical confined spaces found in roadway/transportation construction operations
  • Common hazards
  • Permitting and entry requirements
  • Contractor program plan elements
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Prior-to-entry planning and evaluation
  • Rescue
  • Differences between the new construction standard and the general industry standard; and much more.

 

Who Should Attend:  Environment, Health and Safety Managers
 

Registration:  

NAPA Members — $125
Non-Members — $150

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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):

1 PDH is available following the webinar and after passing a short quiz.

PaveXpress — A Simplified Online Pavement Design Tool

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 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.

 

Areas to be covered include: 

  • 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
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):

1 PDH is available following the webinar and after passing a short quiz.

 

A Preview of the Asphalt Sustainability Conference West 

Date: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2:00–2:30 p.m. EDT

Speaker:  Heather Dylla, Director of Sustainable Engineering, NAPA

 

Sustainability is growing in importance for the transportation construction industry. Road owners and agencies are making sustainability part of their mission and are asking contractors to provide products and services that help them meet their sustainability objectives. This webinar will provide an introduction to sustainability, what it means for the asphalt industry, and what attendees can expect to learn at the Asphalt Sustainability Conference West, Oct. 13-14 in Portland, Ore.

 

Key Takeaways: 

  • What: The Three Pillars of Sustainability and Their Benefits
  • How: The Economic, Social and Environmental Best Practices for Asphalt Plants and Mixes
  • Why: Meshing Business and Sustainability for a Measurable Return on Investment

 

Who Should Attend:  Contractors, Construction Managers, Environmental Managers, Government Agency Personnel

 

Registration:  

NAPA Members — FREE
Non-Members — FREE

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How Paving Companies Benefit from a Unified Software Platform

Date: Thursday, Sept. 17, 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT

Speaker:  Paul J. McKeon, Jr., CEO, B2W Software

 

Margin pressure is intensifying in the heavy civil construction space. Paving companies are responding with an elevated interest in software solutions that can help them streamline processes, make better decisions and improve profitability. This webinar will explore software strategies and the advantages of linking elements for estimating and operations within a unified platform – using real-world paving workflow examples in the areas of: 

 

  • Target production tracking
  • Equipment maintenance and scheduling
  • Material planning
  • Mobile apps
  • Information management and analysis

 

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

Registration:  

NAPA Members — $75
Non-Members — $125

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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):

1 PDH is available following the webinar and after passing a short quiz.

Planning for a Successful Management and Ownership Transition

Date: Thursday, Sept. 24, 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT

Speaker:  Tony Stagliano, CPA, CCIFP, National Director A/E/C Industry Services, CBIZ MHM, LLC

 

This one hour webinar will discuss the facts and reasons why many contractors fail to adequately plan for company management and ownership transition. Transferring ownership in a construction company is a complex, technical and an emotional undertaking. No matter whether the transfer is to the next generation, a third-party buyer or to employees, succession planning can be extremely challenging. However, during this program you will learn strategies to overcome these issues unique to a family construction business.

 

Areas to be covered include: 

  • Learn what is involved in a successful management and owner transition
  • How demographics and baby boomers impact the process
  • Evaluation of the pros and cons of transitioning be to third party outsiders or key employees and family members
  • Understand how the recession affected the timing of transition plans
  • A ten step process for successful transitioning

 

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

Registration:  

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.

 

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