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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

PaveXpress: An Overview of Major Enhancements
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: J. George White, CEO, HeadLight; Trenton Clark, President, Virginia Asphalt Pavement Association; and Richard Willis, Vice President for Engineering, Research & Technology, National Asphalt Pavement Association 

This webinar will provide participants an overview of the newly released PaveXpress suite of modules. This includes an in-depth look at some of the newer capabilities of PaveXpress such as a new life cycle cost analysis module, a new mechanistic-empirical pavement design module based on PerRoad, and the ability to perform designs in both English and Metric units.

Key Takeaways:

  • The learner will be able to identify the new features, impacts, and benefits of the latest version of PaveXpress.
  • The learner will be able to describe how PaveXpress can be used and impact their pavement design processes.
  • The learner will be able to describe the new capabilities of PaveXpress and understand their benefits.
  • The learner will discover the capabilities of the new Agency Life Cycle Cost Analysis module.
  • The learner will discover the capabilities of the new PerRoad modules.

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

NAPA Member Update
Date: Thursday, June 4, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EDT
Speakers: TBD  

Join us to hear the latest information on industry and association impacts associated with COVID-19. NAPA staff experts will brief members on health and safety issues, current legislative outlook, and the business environment in states across the U.S. Also, information regarding NAPA’s Midyear meeting will be provided. Please join us to hear timely information and to ask questions of the NAPA staff.

   Registration: FREE 
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Benefits of Rehabilitating Concrete Pavements with Slab Fracturing and Asphalt Overlays
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2:00–3:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Dr. Randy West, Director, National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University; Dr. Fan Gu, Assistant Research Professor, National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University; and Dr. Benjamin Bowers, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Auburn University 

This project comprehensively synthesized both the historical and most recent experiences with crack and seat (C&S), break and seat (B&S), and rubblization methods for the rehabilitation of PCC pavements with asphalt overlays. An extensive literature review was performed, a comprehensive survey of key stakeholders was conducted, and a series of case studies were documented, with the goal of informing agencies and industry of the most effective concrete pavement rehabilitation methods

Key Takeaways:

  • C&S and rubblization were more popular than B&S for rehabilitation of PCC pavements.
  • The edge drain system was not often used in PCC fracturing projects, although it showed effectiveness in reducing moisture associated distresses.
  • The majority of state agencies adopted the AASHTO 1993 method to design asphalt overlays on fractured PCC pavements, and the structural layer coefficient of the fractured PCC layer was determined based on the recommendation by the AASHTO 1993 design guide.
  • The previously recommended threshold for fractured slab modulus (EPCC = 1,000 ksi) suggested by PCS (1994) does not appear to be suitable.
  • Rubblized PCC slabs can be considered high modulus unbound aggregates. Placing an 8-inch asphalt overlay on top of rubblized PCC was found to meet criteria for a perpetual pavement if the rubblized slab modulus was greater than 81 ksi.

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

Prepare and Protect – A Risk Management Series: Little Things, BIG Results – Paving Operations
Date: Thursday, June 11, 2:00–3:30 p.m. EDT
Speaker: J. Todd W. Mansell, Product Application Specialist, Caterpillar 

Achieving project requirements can demand that paving crews are employing proper equipment maintenance, setup, and operation. This webinar will provide some key paving operation and planning concepts that will help mitigate the risks of not meeting smoothness and density specifications.

Key Takeaways:

  • You will learn the importance pre-paving planning and what to plan for.
  • You will learn how to balance paver speed with roller speed.
  • You will learn some key areas to manage at the paver such as head of material, truck exchanges and grade control systems.

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

PaveXpress-How to Evaluate Pavement Alternatives Using LCCA
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: J. George White, CEO, HeadLight; Trenton Clark, President, Virginia Asphalt Pavement Association; and Richard Willis, Vice President for Engineering, Research & Technology, National Asphalt Pavement Association 

This webinar will walk through a real-life pavement life cycle cost scenario using the new agency LCCA module within PaveXpress. The LCCA module has been developed to allow users to streamline the modeling of evaluating pavement alternatives using material and project costs only.

Key Takeaways:

  • The learner will be able to describe how the agency LCCA module can impact their pavement design practices.
  • The learner will be able to list the steps in performing an agency cost analysis.
  • The learner will be able to describe the key inputs required to perform an agency cost analysis.
  • The learner will be able to assemble their own life cycle cost analysis using the agency LCCA module in PaveXpress

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

PaveXpress: How to Perform a Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design in 3 Simple Steps
Date: Thursday, July 9, 1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: J. George White, CEO, HeadLight; Dr. Dave Timm, Brasfield and Gorrie Professor of Civil Engineering, Auburn University; and Dr. Richard Willis, Vice President for Engineering, Research & Technology, National Asphalt Pavement Association 

This webinar will walk through a real-life mechanistic-empirical pavement design scenario using the new PerRoad module within PaveXpress.

Key Takeaways:

  • The learner will be able to describe how the PerRoad module can impact their pavement design practices.
  • The learner will be able to list the steps in performing a PerRoad analysis.
  • The learner will be able to describe the key inputs required to perform a mechanistic-empirical design using the PaveXpress PerRoad module.

   Registration: FREE
Register Here

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



PAST WEBINARS

Back to Basics Series
Best Practices in Paving Series
Business Management
Communications
Engineering
Environment, Health & Safety
Legislative
Member Briefings
Performance Under Pressure: Heavy Duty Pavements Series
Safety in the Workplace Series
Sustainability
Sustainability Specialization Series

Discounted CFMA Webinars

NAPA has teamed up with the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) to provide NAPA members with a 20% discount on any CFMA live or on-demand webinars. CFMA is focused on providing resources and education to construction financial professionals, offering timely educational sessions presented by subject-matter experts. Once you purchase an on-demand CFMA webinar, you receive 24/7 access to the content and all materials. Click here to access CFMA's webinar schedule. To get the NAPA member discount code, contact NAPA Manager of Meetings & Education Liz Price.