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NAPA Talks Webinar Series

NAPA Talks Webinar Series

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



“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




New Requirements for Working in Confined Spaces

Date:   Wednesday, September 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:  EH&S Managers



NAPA Members — $125
Non-Members — $150

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Professional Development Hours (PDHs): 1 PDH is available following the webinar.

PaveXpress — A Simplified Online Pavement Design Tool

Date:   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)

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


Professional Development Hours (PDHs) — 1 PDH is available following the webinar.

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

The transportation construction industry is facing an ever-growing demand from lawmakers, the public, and other stakeholders to respond to issues such as natural resource depletion, carbon emissions, increasing energy costs, water availability, and climate change. To meet the needs of these customers, it is imperative that the asphalt industry practice and stay abreast of sustainable practices in their daily operations. This webinar will provide an introduction to sustainability and what it means for the Asphalt Industry. 

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


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



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


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.