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Friday, January 27

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SAPA Executive Directors and invited guests in attendance. Sponsored by the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa.

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

SAPA Executive Directors and invited guests in attendance. Sponsored by the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa.

 

Saturday, January 28

7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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The IMPACT Leadership Group Annual Golf Tournament takes place on one of the finest golf courses in the area, The Waldorf Astoria Golf Club.

 

This meticulously designed course was created by acclaimed golf course architect Rees Jones. The 18-hole masterpiece pulls in elements from several of the world's classic courses, and the layout blends traditional character with endless subtleties for a challenging experience.

 

Price includes golf cart, green fees, continental breakfast, and lunch. Please provide pairing requests when you sign up; otherwise, pairings will be at the discretion of the planning committee. For more details, contact Lori Wolking, Vice President of Meetings, at LWolking@AsphaltPavement.org.

 

8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
FEE: $280 per golfer (Club and shoe rentals additional.)

 

Click here to register for the golf tournament. Enter the number of tickets on the registration page.

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Open to Committee Members Only

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Responsible for the development, implementation, direction, and monitoring of a new Member recruitment program and a Member retention program for the Association. The Committee reviews the Membership status of the Association and presents recommendations to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors to generate an increase in the Membership. The Committee also reviews the cause and reason for any Member resignations or general depletion in Membership and devises countermeasures.

4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Administers the NAPA Awards and Commendations Programs by establishing the criteria and selection process. The purpose of the Awards Program is to promote to owners and contractors all asphalt pavements whose design and workmanship exhibit exemplary quality. Additional awards and recognition are also considered on an annual basis which recognizes excellence in outreach and responsible practices. The purpose of the Diamond Commendation Program is to establish metrics that identify best practices at the asphalt plant, terminal, lab, and paving operations.

6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, January 29

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

This service is an energizing way to start the day. Enjoy spiritual music and speakers sharing their faith journey. Good for the mind, body, and soul.

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Responsible for the development of the Association's communications plan, and all communication avenues, including Asphalt Pavement magazine, the ActionNews e-newsletter, brochures, websites, technical publications, e-newsletters, and social media. It provides an ongoing review of the Association's communications activities and recommends program adjustments to the NAPA Board of Directors.

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Open to committee members only.

8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

This Committee formulates a program for the development and implementation of research and technology activities for the asphalt pavement industry. CART develops and presents research needs and project requirements to represent practitioner interests in a variety of forums, including TRB, FHWA, and state agency meetings. CART will further work to ensure practical implementation of research that will improve the quality and performance of asphalt pavement.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Emerging leaders committed to making a lasting IMPACT on the asphalt industry through education, leadership development and networking.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Represents the interests of the Associate Members to the NAPA Board of Directors. The Council develops and recommends programs and activities to further the goals of the Association and the asphalt pavement industry.

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Manages, supervises, and directs the affairs of NAPA subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Open to Committee Members Only

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Advises NAPA's Board of Directors as to the general financial position of the Association; oversees and provides guidance on NAPA's investment activities; reviews the annual audit of all the Association's financial records as prepared by a recognized accounting firm; reviews and recommends, at the direction of the Board, changes in the Association's dues structure; and assists the Association Treasurer in the performance of his duties.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

This is your chance to meet NAPA's leadership and network with other new members and first-time attendees at the NAPA Annual Meeting. Also, learn how to make the most of your conference experience by attending!

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting attendees and registered spouses and guests are invited to attend a welcome reception. Please join us in celebrating the kick-off to the meeting with hors d’œuvres and refreshments!

 

Monday, January 30

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Start your morning off right and join fellow attendees for a wonderful hot breakfast buffet, beverages, and networking.

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

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Speaker: Captain Scott Kelly

Back from his historic record-breaking year in space, NASA astronaut Capt. Scott Kelly (U.S. Navy, Ret.) has laid the groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration, and continues to garner media exposure like no other pioneer of our time. From the cover of Time to live interviews on NBC's Today, from features in Forbes and on CNN to more than 1 million Twitter followers, the world remains in awe as we celebrate a hero's return to planet Earth following an extraordinary adventure.

 

With life lessons and personal stories that reveal unique and valuable insight on pushing one's own limits, to advice on the leadership and teamwork required in such demanding conditions, and the challenges — such as long-term separation from loved ones and planet Earth — Kelly reflects on the choices and life events that paved his journey’s path and brings audiences to the edge of their seats as he delivers a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Anirban Basu

Speaker: Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc.

Anirban Basu will examine and explain the data that dramatically affect the construction industry on the domestic and global levels. Learn about key economic factors, trends, and indicators, including an economic analysis of what we can expect for 2017 and beyond.

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Marci Arthur, chef and owner of Truffles & Trifles, Inc., has made it her goal to teach you that “cooking is not a chore, but can be a joyful, creative, and relaxing experience that keeps on giving.” She has been featured on local and national TV and is a feature writer for many publications.  Her local specialty gourmet shop carries only the very best in foods and cooking ingredients from all over the world.  Marci offers a variety of menus to satisfy anyone’s appetite so that everyone can discover the joy of cooking. Recently voted one of the top five cooking schools in the nation by The Food Network, you’re sure to leave a more successful chef.  This is a hands on activity where everyone can participate.  You will enjoy a delicious meal from all the prepared recipes.

 

NOTE: As a registered spouse or guest of the 2017 Annual Meeting, you are invited to participate in ONE of our FOUR planned special events at no charge it is included in your registration fee. Signs-ups are on a first come, first served basis and an email to select the event option will be sent to the spouse/guest after we receive the registration. This invitation is ONLY for registered spouses/guests and is not transferable. Attendees are not able to purchase tickets to the events.

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

One of the top issues facing the asphalt pavement industry is hiring and retaining the right talent to do the job. It’s no longer enough to wait for the right person to show up. The industry needs to go to the community and find the best people who have the attitude, desire, and fit to do the job well. Then they have to be trained. This session will focus on two different approaches – one from an asphalt company, and another from a state asphalt pavement association – that have turned this issue on its head and have developed “solutions” to the problem that you will want to hear and implement in your company and state.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • What to do when conventional hiring and recruiting practices are not working.
  • New ways being used to attract and retain an untapped labor force looking to better their families’ lives
  • Innovative ways to build the proper skills for a workforce that works for our industry

 

Speakers: 

Aaron Price, General Manager, Cadillac Asphalt
Ashley Batson, Executive Director, South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Description: Session attendees will learn about the steps taken by the asphalt industry to increase our market share. You’ll learn how pavement-type selection decision makers view their partnership with asphalt contractors, see how the industry is promoting asphalt’s advantages to road owners and the public, discover ways to put marketing materials to work, and ways the Asphalt Pavement Alliance’s (APA) deployment strategy is poised to help at the local and state levels.


Key Takeaways:

  • Integrate industry messages into company marketing strategies.
  • Understand asphalt’s competitive advantages and how they are marketed.
  • Develop ways to discuss these advantages with your customers and the public.
  • Assist with the APA “boots on the ground” strategy.

 

Moderator:

John Keating, President & CEO-OMG East, Oldcastle Materials Co.

 

Speakers: 

Neil Flieger, Managing Director, Golin

Dan Staebell, North Central Regional Director, APA

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

It is well known that the in-place density of an asphalt mixture is critical for the performance of the asphalt pavement. In this session you will learn the current state-of-the-knowledge of in-place density of asphalt pavements, the current practices of agencies regarding how in-place density is measured and specified, and recent efforts by FHWA to construct asphalt pavements at higher densities for increased performance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the state-of-the-knowledge regarding density measurement and specifications.
  • How constructing pavements with higher densities influence performance
  • Discuss knowledge gaps to identify where you can position your company.

 

Speakers: 

Dale Decker, Owner, Dale S. Decker, LLC
Timothy Aschenbrener, Staff Materials Engineer, Federal Highway Administration U. S. Dept. of Transportation

 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Oversee the broad activities of the NAPA-Political Action Committee, including approving an annual budget and approving specific disbursements to congressional candidates.

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Kitchen Beautician is an innovative and hands-on program that will teach guests how to create their own spa products with ingredients that can be found in their home. Each blend will be personalized with specific ingredients, herbs, and aromas that match their individual needs. Guests will follow recipes to create a sugar scrub, body oil and face mask. Includes refreshments and snacks.

 

NOTE: As a registered spouse or guest of the 2017 Annual Meeting, you are invited to participate in ONE of our FOUR planned special events at no charge — it is included in your registration fee. Signs-ups are on a first come, first served basis and an email to select the event option will be sent to the spouse/guest after we receive the registration. This invitation is ONLY for registered spouses/guests and is not transferable. Attendees are not able to purchase tickets to the events.

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Environmental Committee identifies and prioritizes key environmental issues impacting the industry and provides information and guidance on selected plant and paving operational issues that are key to environmental compliance and cost-effective operations performance.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Identifies and prioritizes key industry legislative issues pending before Congress. The Committee develops legislative recommendations in advance of major highway and airport reauthorization legislation. The Committee also responds to proposed regulations pending before relevant federal agencies.

3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The mission of EAC is to identify, evaluate, and prioritize key engineering issues impacting the asphalt pavement industry, ensure the proper implementation of cost-effective solutions and technical advances that improve pavement quality, performance, cost effectiveness, and sustainability through technical policies, programs, education, and training, and provide intellectual support to the Asphalt Pavement Alliance technical programs.

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Health & Safety Committee identifies and prioritizes key health and safety regulatory issues impacting the industry and provides information and guidance on selected plant and paving operational issues that are critical to health and safety compliance.

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, January 31

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Start your morning off right and join fellow attendees for a wonderful hot breakfast buffet, beverages, and networking.

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Speakers:

Charlie Cook, Renowned Political Analyst and Publisher of the Cook Political Report

Pete Ruane, President & CEO, American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

 

2017 marks several new beginnings for Washington with a new presidential administration and new Congress. These events will have significant effects on the outlook for highway funding over the next several years. NAPA has laid the foundation for Congress to take up a permanent fix to the Highway Trust Fund revenue shortfall when lawmakers take up tax reform later in the year.

 

In addition, the new administration will be implementing many of the provisions enacted into law as part of the FAST Act. All of this will have an impact on the highway market for years to come. This session will explore the legislative possibilities in the new Congress and what you can do to help NAPA and the industry have the strongest voice in Washington.

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Moderator: Tom Krause, Partner, Krause Bell Group

Panelists: Peter Wilson, President and CEO, Barriere Construction Co. LLC; Other Panelists TBD

 

A company with a strong safety culture typically experiences fewer at-risk behaviors which result in reduced injuries and incidents; this type of culture also can also result in higher productivity and profitability. Employer and employee commitment are hallmarks of a true safety culture where safety is an integral part of daily operations and everyone feels personally responsible and accountable for safety. Creating and sustaining a successful corporate safety culture requires buy-in and commitment from all levels of employees and is rooted in personal accountability, shared beliefs, and consistent attitudes which shape behavior.

 

Learn from an expert on how to develop safety leadership to influence and inspire a culture of excellence focused on safe behaviors which lead to increased productivity and profitability.

11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy a closer look at alligators and exotic wildlife as you glide through 4,200 acres of untouched nature preserve on an exclusive airboat ride. The swamp is free of any development and is 100% pure Florida wilderness. After your ride, guests will have their picture taken while holding a baby alligator. The Wildlife Park gives guests the opportunity to watch, touch, and even feed some of Florida’s native land-dwelling animals, as well as various species of tropical birds.  A barbeque basket lunch will be served after the tour.

 

NOTE: As a registered spouse or guest of the 2017 Annual Meeting, you are invited to participate in ONE of our FOUR planned special events at no charge — it is included in your registration fee. Signs-ups are on a first come, first served basis and an email to select the event option will be sent to the spouse/guest after we receive the registration. This invitation is ONLY for registered spouses/guests and is not transferable. Attendees are not able to purchase tickets to the events.

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Road construction work zones are inherently dangerous places. Occupational injuries and fatalities within a work zone often occur from two causes: internal construction vehicle traffic or external third-party vehicular intrusions. Hear from industry experts about ways to effectively train construction crews to recognize and minimize these hazards, as well as successful methods that have been used which can encourage DOTs to provide additional monetary resources that help provide a safer work zone.


Key Takeaways:

  • Identify tools used to train construction crews on recognizing and documenting potential work zone hazards.
  • Understand what is required for maintaining and documenting an internal traffic control plan (ITCP).
  • Recognize certain federal contracting methods which can be used that encourage DOTs to provide additional resources for a safer work zone, after the project bid.

 

Speaker:

Cal Beyer

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The passing of the FAST Act was the product of years of work by the transportation construction industry to pressure Congress - whether you were at home or in Washington, DC - to deliver a multi-year reauthorization of the federal surface transportation programs. Now more than ever the asphalt pavement industry must continue to put pressure on state legislatures to beef up their own highway investments in an effort to supplement the flat Federal-aid funding provided by the FAST Act, allowing the states to begin work on large-scale infrastructure projects.


Key Takeaways:

  • What the transportation construction industry stakeholders are doing at the National and local levels to set priorities and goals for the future that will continue to bring awareness to the importance of securing increased highway funding at the Federal, state and local levels; and
  • How you can tailor your messaging to provide insight into how the structural revenue deficits of the Highway Trust Fund has – and continues – to prevent the necessary investments needed to sustain YOUR STATES highways, roads, and bridges.

 

Speakers:

Will Wilkins, Executive Director, TRIP
Russell Snyder, Executive Director, California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA)

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Positioning your asphalt mix company for future growth requires making it as competitive as possible, maximizing your operations efficiency to innovate and succeed. Benchmarking your plant operations with Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) not only gives your company the tools necessary to realize these efficiencies, it gives your company the verified details it needs to successfully market your materials to road owners and agencies. Many industries, including alternative pavement materials, are already using EPDs; your company should consider using EPDs now to stay competitive. In this session you will learn the details of EPDs and about NAPA’s new user-friendly, web-based EPD generator that can actually be used to be more competitive and save you money.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about EPDs, how they are used, and who is already asking for them
  • Explore the NAPA created web based EPD tool’s ease of use
  • Discover how to use the EPD tool as a barometer to save money by increasing plant efficiencies

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Painting with a Twist, is an innovative art entertainment studio! Think it's beyond you? The professional instructors will guide you through each step of recreating the featured picture; you'll painlessly create a piece of art before you know it.  They provide paint, canvas and brushes, and lots of encouragement so you can paint a picture along with a fabulous local artist. Guests will choose from a selection of over 1,000 paintings. At the end of the day you'll have a one-of-a-kind acrylic on canvas creation to take home or give as a gift. Includes wine, refreshments, and snacks.

 

NOTE: As a registered spouse or guest of the 2017 Annual Meeting, you are invited to participate in ONE of our FOUR planned special events at no charge — it is included in your registration fee. Signs-ups are on a first come, first served basis and an email to select the event option will be sent to the spouse/guest after we receive the registration. This invitation is ONLY for registered spouses/guests and is not transferable. Attendees are not able to purchase tickets to the events.

1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Identify, evaluate, and prioritize key sustainability issues impacting the asphalt pavement industry to ensure that the benefits of asphalt pavements are properly recognized in green rating systems and standards and specifications. Develop guidance and procedures to quantify the potential environmental impact of asphalt pavements.

6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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By popular demand, once again, Your Generation in Concert: 50 Amp Fuse is back! Put on your dancing shoes on as the band members and go-go dancers transport you on a musical journey through the soundtrack of your life. This is a party not to be missed as we will spend the evening with special friends, great food, and a great show! This event is included for all registered attendees.

  

Wednesday, February 1

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

On Wednesday morning, NAPA honors the asphalt pavement industry's finest, paying tribute to their commitment to quality in construction during the Awards Ceremony and Breakfast. The highlight of this event is the presentation of the Sheldon G. Hayes Award, the industry's most prestigious award.

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

In addition to NAPA Board members, authorized voting representatives of NAPA producer companies and life members are requested to attend to participate in a membership action on the agenda.