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NAPA Talks Webinar Series

NAPA Talks Webinar Series

UPCOMING WEBINARS

IRI Explorer Eases Analysis of Pavement Smoothness (Apr. 29)

Thin Asphalt Overlays for Pavement Preservation (Apr. 30)

 

 

IRI Explorer Eases Analysis of Pavement Smoothness

Date:  Wednesday, Apr. 29, 3:00 p.m. EDT
Speakers:  Lianna Miller, Life Cycle Solutions, & Jill Thomas, Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association

 

Smoother pavements are associated with improved fuel economy, reduced wear-and-tear on vehicles, greater driver comfort and satisfaction, and longer pavement life. With the new web-based tool IRI Explorer, road owners, pavement designers, academics, and other users can draw upon extensive pavement smoothness data to examine how different pavement treatments act over time in different environments.

 

Working with 20 years' worth of data from the Federal Highway Administration's Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) database of projects, IRI Explorer — www.iriexplorer.com — makes it easy to study different pavement sections, their history, and the International Roughness Index (IRI) data recorded for each pavement. Pavement sections can be compared based upon materials used, maintenance applied, climate or region, and other factors.

 

IRI Explorer also includes an Emissions Estimator life-cycle assessment tool that helps project potential greenhouse-gas emissions for a roadway during construction and maintenance, as well as the emissions associated with use. Annualized emissions data can be used to directly compare pavements with different life cycles and maintenance strategies.

 

Who Should Attend:  Pavement Engineers, DOTs, DPWs, Consulting Engineers

When:  Wednesday, Apr. 29, 3:00–4:00 p.m. EDT

Cost:  Free

Register:  Click here to register

 

PDHs are available for attending this live webinar upon successful completion of the post-webinar test.

Please note — only one PDH certificate will be given per registered attendee's email. You must be the registered attendee whose email address was used to register and attend the webinar to take the PDH test.

 


Thin Asphalt Overlays for Pavement Preservation

Date:  Thursday, Apr. 30, 2:30 p.m. EDT
Speaker:  Dave Newcomb, P.E., Ph.D.

 

Thin asphalt overlays are an essential component to a successful pavement preservation and management program for low- to high-volume roadways. The advantages Thinlays provide include a smooth ride, low profile, long life, low permeability, and uniform appearance. This webinar will explore the practical applications for thin asphalt overlays and the issues of project selection, materials selection, mixture design, mix production, paving, and expected performance. After listening to this webinar, attendees should be able to:

 

  • Identify projects where thinoverlays are appropriate
  • Select materials and perform a mix design for small aggregate mixtures
  • Understand and address construction and paving practices
  • Know what the expected range of performance is for thin asphalt mixtures.

 

Who Should Attend:  Contractors, Engineers, DOTs, Producers, and Quality Control Managers

When:  Thursday, Apr. 30, 2:30–4:00 p.m. EDT

 

Registration:

NAPA Members - $75 (Enter discount code 'thin') on registration page.  Register Here

Non-Members- $125 - Register Here

 

PDHs are available for attending this live webinar upon successful completion of the post-webinar test.

Please note — only one PDH certificate will be given per registered attendee's email. You must be the registered attendee whose email address was used to register and attend the webinar to take the PDH test.