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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.

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

More information coming soon.

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. – 5:30 p.m.

More information coming soon.

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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

5:30 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.

11:15 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.

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, discover ways to put Pavement Economics Committee (PEC) research and its latest tools to work, see how the industry is promoting asphalt’s advantages to road owners and the public, and ways the Asphalt Pavement Alliance’s (APA) deployment strategy is poised to help at the local and state levels.


Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the research tools developed by the PEC task groups.
  • 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.

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

 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Information coming soon.

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: 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.

11:15 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.

The green construction market is entering a new stage of transparency. It's not enough to use recycled materials or energy-saving technologies. Instead green rating systems are requesting material disclosure evaluating the potential environmental impacts through Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). In preparation for this transition, NAPA strategically created an EPD program for asphalt mixtures, took the lead to define how the industry should quantify the environmental footprint for asphalt mixes, and developed a software program to facilitate asphalt mix producers in obtaining EPDs for their mixes. This session will identify what data is required for creating EPDs, walk you through the EPD tool, and highlight a case study demonstrating how EPDs can be used to position asphalt pavements as the material of choice for sustainable pavements.


Key Takeaways:

  • Identify the data that plant managers must collect to develop an EPD for asphalt mixtures.
  • Learn how to use the EPD software to create asphalt mix EPDs.
  • Understand how to use the EPD results to retain asphalt’s competitiveness as the leading sustainable paving material of choice.

11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Information coming soon.

 

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 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. – 2:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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.