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NAPA Talks Webinar Series

NAPA Talks Webinar Series

UPCOMING WEBINARS


The New Workforce

Date:   Tuesday, July 21, 2:30–3:30 p.m. EDT
Speaker:  Keith Reester, Reester & Associates

In the post-recession world of 2015, the landscape of today’s workforce is dramatically different. There are less people available to fill your positions, employees are demanding more as they see companies rebound and grow, and the future is rapidly changing with the Boomers moving into the sunset. Your firm must be prepared to capture and keep the best talent or the bottom line will show it.

 

This program focuses on the makeup and character of the current employment landscape and what your firm can do to attract and retain the top team members. Participants will walk away with an understanding of the demographics of the workforce, what is driving employee decision-making, and how you can seek out the best talent. Attendees will also learn key techniques to help keep the talent you have and lay a foundation for success today and into the future.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the makeup of today’s workforce
  • Touch on the generational issues contributing to workforce dynamics
  • Map out strategies to attract top talent
  • Establish a plan to retain the best and brightest

 

Who Should Attend:  Contractors, Producers, Managers, and Operational Managers

Registration:  

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.


Geosynthetic Asphalt Interlayers and How to Use Them

Date:   Thursday, July 23, 2:30–3:30 p.m. EDT
Speaker:  Nicholas Reck, MSc.Eng., Pr.Eng., Director of Technology, Pavements, Tensar International

Asphalt interlayers are excellent tools that can be used in your rehabilitation designs to help you mitigate reflective cracking, deliver moisture barriers and introduce structural reinforcement. This webinar will introduce you to the diverse world of asphalt interlayers, from the product type, the installation and to the different distress types. The asphalt interlayer also needs to account for the strengths and weaknesses of asphalt, and this mutualistic relationship will be discussed to help maximize the cost benefit of both materials for your projects.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Interlayer Product Types
  • Application Technical Considerations
  • Pavement Condition Assessment
  • Interlayer Selection and Design Aspects
  • How to Install the Product

 

Who Should Attend:  Contractors, Producers, Managers, and Operational Managers

Registration:  

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.


PaveXpress — A Simplified Online Pavement Design Tool

Date:   Wednesday, July 29; Thursday, August 6; and 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, July 29 at 2:00 p.m. EDT — Register
Thursday, August 6 at 2:00 p.m. EDT — Register
Wednesday, September 9 at 2:00 p.m. EDT — Register

 

Professional Development Hours (PDHs) — 1 PDH is available following the webinar and after passing a short, 10-question quiz.