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Friday, February 5

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SAPA Executive Directors and invited guests in attendance. Sponsored by the Virginia Asphalt Association.

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

SAPA Executive Directors and invited guests in attendance. Sponsored by the Virginia Asphalt Association.

 

Saturday, February 6

7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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The Young Leaders Annual Golf Tournament takes place on one of the finest golf courses in the area, The La Quinta Resort Mountain Course. Famed for its unique Pete Dye design, playability and stunning visuals, this ultra-challenging course nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains features pot bunkers and rock formations, as well as incredible elevations of tee boxes and well-bunkered greens. Ascending to the top of the elevated tee box of the signature 16th enables you to fully appreciate the majesty of this course, named one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 You Can Play.

 

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: $260 per golfer (Club and shoe rentals are additional.)

 

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

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 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.

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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. 

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Administers the annual NAPA Awards Program 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. Special awards and recognition are also considered on an annual basis. 

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, February 7

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.

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

The NAPAREF Board of Trustees conducts and implements research and educational programs to improve knowledge, understanding, and skills in technical and management areas related to asphalt pavement design and construction. Principal activities of the Foundation are the financial support of the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) through a gift endowment to Auburn University Foundation, manage and direct all aspects of the Foundation's Scholarship Program and NAPA Care Emergency Benevolent Fund Program, and actively solicit and accept proposals from industry stakeholders for fundraising to directly support specific innovative research and education programs on behalf of the asphalt industry.

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.

8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

To develop future industry leaders by encouraging relationships through networking and professional development events; to demonstrate the value of NAPA to new and current members; and to develop a sustainable industry by showcasing its values and career opportunities to attract and retain talented professionals.

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.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.

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 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.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Responsible for the development of the Association's communications plan, and all communication avenues, including Asphalt Pavement magazine, the ActionNews e-newsletter, brochures, Web sites, 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.

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 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. 

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join your peers from across the country on Sunday afternoon to kick off the 2016 NAPA Annual Meeting to watch the “Golden” Super Bowl telecast LIVE. Dubbed the Golden Super Bowl, the NFL championship game will be played in the Golden State of California; held in the home stadium of the 49ers, a team named after the miners of the California Gold Rush; and it will be the 50th anniversary of this All-American football celebration. Come cheer your team on while enjoying drinks and great traditional tailgating food.

 

Monday, February 8

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: Robert O’Neill, Team Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group

 

Rob O’Neill has served America as a SEAL, team leader, and senior chief petty officer at the Naval Special Development Group in some of the most challenging, storied, clandestine military roles of our time. Through his moving and emotional stories drawn from lessons learned during some of the country’s most headline-stealing conflicts, O’Neill shows his audience how the “best of the military’s best” approach strategic planning when mission failure is not an option. Join one of the legends of our nation’s military as he shares his views on the ingredients to a successful mission: the right people, preparedness, decision making under pressure, and, above all, a commitment to never quit.

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

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Speaker: Lou Holtz, Legendary Football Coach and Analyst, ESPN (2014-2015)

 

He is called “the greatest motivator of our time,” “the best sports speaker ever,” “the best football coach in 50 years” and “a modern-day Will Rogers.” Lou Holtz is all of these things. One of the most celebrated and accomplished coaches in sports history, Lou Holtz has made a career of inspiring his players and motivating them to be winners. Most notable for taking the struggling Notre Dame football program and building it into being a national powerhouse, Holtz is the only coach in NCAA history to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. Holtz’s humor and humility endear him to audiences as he helps them learn to assess their strengths, work as a team and embrace the values that can help improve any organization. 

 

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

As a follow-up to the session on the high RAP Japan tour at the 2015 NAPA Annual meeting, this session will feature NAPA contractors and equipment manufacturer discussing current innovation in U.S. plan technology and best practices in order to increase the use of RAP. Attendees will learn about these new technologies, as well as ways producers are able to achieve higher RAP use by adopting certain asphalt production processes.


Key Takeaways:

  • Current innovations in plant technology in the United States and RAP use
  • Best plant practices for increasing recycled materials use
  • Novel ideas to use more RAP in the U.S.

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


While important for all to attend, every contractor and state executive in battleground states must attend this 75-minute session which lays out the Asphalt Pavement Alliance’s deployment program aimed to unite contractors, SAPAs, and national players in a comprehensive promotion program for asphalt pavements. Attendees will learn the program goals, SAPA expectations, and how they can help amplify localized deployment program messages to transportation stakeholders.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the APA’s boots on the ground strategy
  • Learn the SAPA and contractor roles and responsibilities
  • Provide input on the localized deployment efforts  

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This year, various US agencies are slated to enforce a number of different regulations that impact both asphalt plants and paving contractors.  Hear from industry experts on how to keep your operations compliant.  Experts will provide a high-level overview on complying with five such regulations that span across trucking assets, paving crews, plant permitting and hazard communication.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the federal trucking hours of service requirements and industry efforts to provide regulatory relief.
  • Recognize differences between external and internal work zone traffic control requirements.
  • Understand regulatory requirements associated with stormwater and process water discharge
  • Identify how to comply with the new Confined Spaces in Construction Standard
  • Review OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard including product labeling requirements.

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Canvas and Cocktails

Regardless of your level of ability with a brush, you will be amazed and gratified by your artistic accomplishment. You will learn and apply the creative system to your life by eliminating the “reactive” response and embracing the “creative” response to many aspects of your life through color and design with a paint brush. Includes private group instructor, 16" x 20" white canvas, easel, all paints and brushes. Includes wine, sodas, water and snacks.

 

As a registered spouse or guest of the 2016 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 will be on a first come, first served basis and an email to sign up will be sent to you after we receive your spouse/guest registration. Note: This invitation is ONLY for registered spouses/guests and is not transferable. Attendees are not able to purchase tickets to the events.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Experience the real desert and explore the San Andreas Fault’s unique geologic features, often referred to as the most tortured landscape on earth. The jeeps will pass through some of the richest agricultural areas in the world. Learn how their rich soil traveled hundreds of miles to get here which allows the Coachella Valley to grow unique crops, including grapes that never make wine, world renowned dates, famous white grapefruit and the sweetest corn in the west.

 

See the beauty of a natural palm oasis, narrow, steep-walled canyons and pools filled with water bubbling up from the San Andreas Fault. Learn how the Indians lived, hunted and used desert plants for food, clothing, construction, implements, weapons, and medicine. You will marvel at the contrast of a lush natural palm oasis and narrow dry-wash canyons carved by water and wind. Includes a private naturalist guide for each jeep. Includes refreshments and snacks.

 

Note: We suggest that you dress comfortably (closed toe shoes, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen). Liability waivers are required to be signed by each guest. Jeeps can accommodate five to seven average sized adults. Minimum age is 8 years old. Tour is not recommended for those with back problems or who are pregnant.

 

As a registered spouse or guest of the 2016 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 will be on a first come, first served basis and an email to sign up will be sent to you after we receive your spouse/guest registration. Note: 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. - 2:30 p.m.

Open to all Annual Meeting attendees. The meeting will provide an updated report on the plans for APA deployment activities for 2016.

 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 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.

 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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

 2:30 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. - 4:30 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.

 

Tuesday, February 9

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

 

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

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

The past 20 years have brought many advances in asphalt pavement technology, including stone-matrix asphalt for high-volume roadways, Superpave performance grading for binders and volumetric mix design, Perpetual Pavement designs, warm-mix asphalt, and the increased use of recycled materials in asphalt pavements. Now, as an industry, we are advancing from specifications based on a recipe or method to a system based on engineered/optimized solutions and performance. As we implement a national performance based system, it is paramount that our industry take on an even more active role in engineering asphalt pavements. With this in mind, NAPA leadership created the Pavement Performance Task Group to develop recommendations that ensure the continued and future performance of asphalt pavements.

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Long-term performance and cost are key to the competitiveness of asphalt pavements. In recent years, there have been reports of a few isolated pavements not performing well. The industry is now focusing on better engineered mixtures, such as the addition of reclaimed materials, and polymer modification and additives, including warm-mix asphalt. This session will take a look at innovative mix design approaches, performance test results, and their relationship to long-term performance and cost implications.

 

Key Takeaways:
The latest information on engineered, innovative mix design methods and compaction practices for performance
How NAPA contractors and State DOTs are modifying mix design methods for improved durability and pavement performance
How performance testing is becoming a reality for mix design and acceptance

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


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

 

Despite ever-increasing attention to internal controls, enhanced reporting requirements, ethical behavior, and fraud avoidance, these issues still persist for construction companies of all sizes. Unfortunately, trusted insiders either acting alone or in collusion with others combined with the very nature of construction projects tends to make fraud difficult to detect and even harder to handle. Learn how construction companies and their CPA partners learn from the travails of others and avoid costly challenges associated with ethical lapses and fraud. This session raises awareness and provides practical tools for prevention and detection.


Key Takeaways:

  • How does fraud occur and what economic impact does it have upon the construction industry?
  • Learn how to reduce fraud risk regardless of the size of your company.
  • Explore proven methodologies for setting up and enforcing controls to minimize the likelihood of fraudulent behavior.
  • Define ethics in the construction industry: an interactive, audience discussion of how to define ethical dilemmas within the construction industry.
  • Anonymously answer cell phone polling questions to promote participation and stimulate discussion. 

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones, are increasingly being used in the construction industry for inspections, surveying, project scoping and tracking, marketing, and more. However, their widespread use and acceptance has resulted in concerns about safety and privacy. The FAA first issued proposed rules in February 2015 for the use of drones, and states are also considering other restrictions. This session will look at how contractors are using drones in their operations, how regulations may affect their use, and their future in the industry.

11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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The Palm Springs Aerial Tram on Mt. Jacinto is a true adventure. It was the dream of a young electrical engineer named Francis F. Crocker to "go up there where it's nice and cool". Construction of the Tramway was an engineering challenge and was soon labeled the "eighth wonder of the world.'' The superlative was earned because of the ingenious use of helicopters in erecting four of the five supporting towers over a two year period in the early 1960s. Some 20 years later, the Tramway was designated an historical civil engineering landmark. Along with the cable span, the tri-level Mountain Station, with its stunning views of the valley, stands as a fine example of the design work of E. Stewart Williams, who was instrumental in the modernist movement and development of Palm Springs as a truly special destination.

 

The rotating cable cars are the most advanced in the world (the only two in North America) and they guide passengers 2 1/2 miles up the mountainside to a height of 8,516 feet using a push/pull method. Each ride up the hill to the Mountain Station will be met with a cable car on the opposite side of the cable returning to the Valley Station.

 

Once at the top of the Aerial Tramway, the Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness offers 54 miles of hiking trails. Trails range from the awe-inspiring five and one-half mile trek to the 10,804 foot peak of San Jacinto to the just over one mile nature walk through picturesque Long Valley, located just behind the Tram's Mountain Station. For the less active guests, a continuous reel movie about the building of the tram, gift shop, and a lounge to enjoy refreshments and several viewing terraces located at the Mountain Station. This trek to the top of our famous mountain is truly a singular experience!

 

Note: The temperature at the Mountain Station can be up to 30 degrees cooler than in the valley; therefore, we encourage guests to please dress accordingly and wear comfortable walking shoes. The Tram is located 45 minutes from the La Quinta Resort & Spa.

 

As a registered spouse or guest of the 2016 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 will be on a first come, first served basis and an email to sign up will be sent to you after we receive your spouse/guest registration. Note: This invitation is ONLY for registered spouses/guests and is not transferable. Attendees are not able to purchase tickets to the events.

11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Palm Springs boasts the luxurious homes of such old time favorites as Bob Hope, Marilyn Monroe, Sonny Bono, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant and Liberace. Today, Palm Springs remains a haven for such well-known Hollywood personalities such as Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell, Mary Hart, and Jerry Weintraub.

 

The afternoon begins with a driving tour through the celebrity homes of Palm Springs. Over 150 stars and dignitaries made their home (or home away from home) right here in Palm Springs. The driving tour includes trips by Frank Sinatra’s famed Twin Palms property, Liberace’s Palm Springs mansion, a trip down the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, homes in the famed Palm Springs Movie Colony, Ruth Hardy Park, Cary Grant’s Palm Springs estate, and much more.

 

The celebrity specialists make this tour a must see! You will leave Palm Springs with a greater appreciation for the jet-set who lived and played here. Do you know why the Hollywood Celebrities chose Palm Springs as their home away from home? Their Hollywood contracts mandated they live within 100 miles of the Hollywood Studios – making sunny Palm Springs their vacation getaway! Why was Sinatra’s estate named Twin Palms? How many homes did Walt Disney own in the valley? What shape is Liberace’s bath tub? Ask the guides!

 

Following a driving tour of the celebrity homes in Palm Springs, guests will arrive to La Vallauris in the heart of downtown for lunch. Named after the small village in the South of France where Picasso made his ceramics, Le Vallauris is where owner Paul Bruggemans makes a home for elegant cuisine from that same region. Guests will dine in a restored historical landmark, but it's no dusty schoolroom. They will feel as if they've entered the home of a French relative who wants nothing better than to make you happy. Flemish tapestries and Louis-XV furniture sets the mood that carries through on the menu.

 

As a registered spouse or guest of the 2016 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 will be on a first come, first served basis and an email to sign up will be sent to you after we receive your spouse/guest registration. Note: This invitation is ONLY for registered spouses/guests and is not transferable. Attendees are not able to purchase tickets to the events.

12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

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1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The Associate Member Council will host a silent auction during the Young Leaders Reception and Dinner. You can support the NAPA Care Emergency Benevolent Fund by donating an item to the auction or by being an auction sponsor. For more information or to donate an item, please visit www.AsphaltPavement.org/silentauction.

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Back by popular demand, once again, Your Generation in Concert: 50 Amp Fuse is back! Get your dance 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 10

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 the membership action on the agenda items.