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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

 

Asphalt 101 for Civil and Geotechnical Engineers
Date: Thursday, August 20, 3:00–4:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Phil Blankenship, Blankenship Asphalt Tech and Training, PLLC and Dan Staebell, North Central Region Director, APA/NAPA  This webinar educates civil and geotechnical engineers on the basics of asphalt. The webinar will discuss asphalt pavement material composition and will focus on the importance of asphalt binder, aggregates, and provide a high-level overview of mix design. This webinar provides a basic overview of the steps for asphalt mixture design noting the progress of mix design methodology. 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 offers an overview of asphalt binder production and properties. 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. This webinar is RCEP approved.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the basic material composition of asphalt.
  • Realize the impact of material properties on asphalt design.
  • Understand basic asphalt mixture design approaches.

   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 Briefing
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: NAPA Staff 

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. Please join us to hear timely information and to ask questions of the NAPA staff. MEMBERS ONLY.

 Registration: FREE
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Commercial Parking Lots – Why Parking Lots Are Important
Date: Thursday, September 10, 3:00–4:30 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Brian Wood, Executive Director, Plantmix Asphalt Industry of Kentucky 

How many times have you heard or said it yourself, “It’s just a parking lot.” This webinar will help you understand why parking lots are important not only as a welcome mat to a business but as a long-term asset. Design professionals need to understand the value asphalt pavements provide to commercial owners. The speaker will discuss proper design and explore how engineers can advise clients on parking lots and other commercial pavements. This webinar is RCEP approved.

Key Takeaways:

  • Be familiar with “The Seven Keys to Successful Parking Lots”.
  • Understand the value and benefits of asphalt pavement.
  • Be verse in helping clients understand benefits of asphalt parking lot ownership.

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

Recycled Asphalt Pavements (RAP) Part 1: The What, Why, and How of RAP
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 3:00–4:30 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Shane Buchanan, Ph.D., P.E. - Asphalt Performance Manager, CRH Americas Materials, Inc. 

Asphalt pavement recycling has been conducted in some form since 1915. Today, recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) is utilized in the production of asphalt mixtures for applications ranging from driveways to airport runways. Asphalt pavement is one of the highest recycled products in the United States with over 82 million tons of RAP used in new asphalt mixtures in 2018. Utilization of RAP provides for favorable economic (lower mixture cost), environmental (less energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions) and societal (extends available natural resources) impacts. While the advantages of RAP use are immense, effective and responsible RAP use is critical and is driven by proper RAP processing and stockpile management to help ensure the final produced asphalt mixture has the performance characteristics to meet the intended service application and performance requirements. This webinar is RCEP approved.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about historical RAP use.
  • Recognize the need for and advantages of RAP use.
  • Understand the types of RAP products and how they differ.
  • Learn the leading practices for processing and stockpile management.
  • Understand RAP product variability compared to virgin aggregate and overall mix variability.

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

Recycled Asphalt Pavements (RAP) Part 2: Mix Design and Laboratory Performance Testing
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 3:00–4:30 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Scott Quire, Bluegrass Testing Laboratories 

Asphalt mixtures containing RAP, when designed utilizing proper design principles and produced in consideration of production constraints have demonstrated excellent performance. This part of the webinar will focus on mix designs utilizing RAP, the level of mix design analysis needed as RAP percentages increase, the production variables to consider as RAP percentages increase and performance testing of asphalt mixes containing RAP. This webinar is RCEP approved.

Key Takeaways:

  • Review of design considerations as RAP percentages increase.
  • Learn about the approach to mix design methodology for RAP mixtures.
  • Performance testing of asphalt mixtures with RAP.
  • The plant considerations for asphalt mix production at various levels of RAP utilization.

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

Recycled Asphalt Pavements (RAP) Part 3: Field Performance and the User Experience
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 3:00–4:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Dr. Randy West, Director, National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University; Jim Musselman, Senior Engineer, National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University; and Abdul Dahhan, Vice President, Chicago Testing Laboratory, Inc. 

Asphalt pavements are the most recycled material in the U.S., primarily because asphalt mixes that contain RAP have good performance histories. This part of the webinar will highlight studies on field performance conducted by numerous state DOTs, the Federal Highway Administration, and various pavement research organizations including the National Center for Asphalt Technology. The segment will also highlight the experiences of two pavement engineer veterans who will provide long-term perspectives of using RAP in asphalt mixtures from the Illinois DOT and the Florida DOT. This webinar is RCEP approved.

Key Takeaways:

  • Documented field performance of asphalt mixtures containing RAP.
  • What applications are best suited for higher RAP content.
  • What applications are best suited for higher RAP content 3. The impact specification requirements have on usage and performance of RAP.
  • Agency perspectives on the benefits and concerns with using RAP.

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

Accelerated Asphalt Road Construction for Engineers and Owners
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 3:00–4:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: David Newcomb, P.E., Ph.D., Division Head, Materials & Pavements and Matt Wilson, Director of Marketing, Communication, and Government Affairs, Barriere Construction Co., L.L.C. 

Asphalt pavements are quick to construct, but this traditional wisdom has rarely been quantified — until recently. Using a case study, learn how researchers quantify speed of construction with user costs and local business impacts and learn also from a contractor on how asphalt’s speed of construction was a winning component to their bid. Agencies can gain a more holistic view of the total economic impact of a construction project. This analysis helps the agency make an informed decision surrounding the economic and construction costs associated with large pavement projects. This webinar is RCEP approved.

Key Takeaways:

  • Contractors’ strategies for accelerating asphalt road construction.
  • The importance of accelerated asphalt road construction for the future of the U.S. infrastructure.
  • How agencies and contractors have worked together to get the most out of time spent in work zones.

   Registration: FREE
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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
PaveXpress
Performance Under Pressure: Heavy Duty Pavements Series
Safety in the Workplace Series
Sustainability
Sustainability Specialization Series

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