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New-NAPA-Talks-Webinars-WebNAPA offers a variety of webinars throughout the year on various topics related to the asphalt industry. These topics range from newly released industry regulations to innovative processes and technology that can benefit your company. The NAPA webinar program will deliver the information you need to the comfort of your home or office. Professional Development Hours (PDHs)Participation in NAPA webinars may earn you Professional Development Hours (PDHs). PDHs are educational units used to fulfill continuing education requirements for licensure or certification. In most cases, 1 hour of participation in a webinar equals 1 PDH. Some states and certifying bodies require pre-approval of professional development hours and documentation requirements also vary, so be sure to check with your appropriate agency. You are responsible for maintaining the documentation for your PDHs. You can request a certificate of completion after you attend any of the webinars to keep for your records.  

UPCOMING WEBINARS

PaveXpress: How to Perform a Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design in 3 Simple Steps
Date: Thursday, July 9, 1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: J. George White, CEO, HeadLight; Dr. Dave Timm, Brasfield and Gorrie Professor of Civil Engineering, Auburn University; and Dr. Richard Willis, Vice President for Engineering, Research & Technology, National Asphalt Pavement Association 

This webinar will walk through a real-life mechanistic-empirical pavement design scenario using the new PerRoad module within PaveXpress.

Key Takeaways:

  • The learner will be able to describe how the PerRoad module can impact their pavement design practices.
  • The learner will be able to list the steps in performing a PerRoad analysis.
  • The learner will be able to describe the key inputs required to perform a mechanistic-empirical design using the PaveXpress PerRoad module.

   Registration: FREE
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.

Porous Asphalt Pavement for Stormwater Management
Date: Monday, July 20, 3:00–4:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: James J. Purcell, PE

Porous asphalt pavement is a storm water management solution that reduces storm water runoff, improves water quality, and reduces the footprint for storm water management systems. This presentation discusses the need for porous pavement, the design of the storm water management system, the system components and materials, and the construction of porous asphalt pavement to maximize the benefits. Based on the best management practices promulgated by the Departments of Environmental Protection, specifications for open-graded asphalt pavement, and lessons learned from actual construction projects across the United States, the presentation illustrates the best practices to ensure a longlasting, effective storm water management system. This webinar is RCEP approved.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why porous asphalt pavements are needed
  • How they reduce storm water runoff and improve water quality
  • Best practices for design and construction
  • Lessons learned to maximize the benefits of a well maintained porous asphalt system for storm water management

 Registration: FREE
Register Here  Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1 hour of professional development for participating in this webinar.

Prepare and Protect - A Risk Management Series: Alternative Contracting Methods - Different Ways to Allocate Risks
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2:00–3:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Daniel D’Angelo, P.E., PMI-RMP, Principal Civil Engineer, Applied Research Associates, Inc. 

Road and highway construction can be complex and challenging, with each project offering unique circumstances, requirements, and a number of varying risks. This webinar will provide participants with an understanding of how risks are allocated among the different parties (owner, designer, contractor, subcontractor) in different contracting methods.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the organizational structure differences between different contracting methods.
  • Learn how risks are allocated among the parties in different alternative contracting methods.
  • Know the list of major considerations used in selecting an alternative contracting method.

   Registration: FREE
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.

Perpetual Pavements: Past, Present & Sustainable Future
Date: Thursday, July 30, 3:00–4:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Dr. Dave Timm, Brasfield and Gorrie Professor of Civil Engineering, Auburn University 

Flexible perpetual pavements have been officially recognized by the asphalt pavement industry since 2000 with the inauguration of the Perpetual Pavements Award program. Since then, over 150 sections across all climate zones and traffic levels have received awards across the U.S. for achieving at least 35 years of service with no major structural improvements or rehabilitation. Many of these sections achieved perpetual status through the conservatism inherent in the empirical AASHTO structural design method, but recent research has identified mechanistic design criteria for optimizing perpetual pavements that are more practical and economically feasible. Modern design tools such as PerRoad and PaveXpress, which now includes PerRoad design criteria, facilitates straightforward design and analysis of perpetual pavements. To promote these tools and help perpetual pavement design gain wider acceptance and use, there is a need for a webinar that covers these topics aimed at engineers and pavement type selection makers. This webinar is RCEP approved

Key Takeaways:

  • Design criteria needed to achieve an asphalt perpetual pavement.
  • Understand pavement concepts to compute maximum pavement thickness
  • Use modern computational design tools for perpetual pavements.

   Registration: FREE
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.

Asphalt 101 for Civil and Geotechnical Engineers
Date: Thursday, August 20, 3:00–4:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Phil Blankenship, Blankenship Asphalt Tech and Training, PLLC and Dan Staebell, North Central Region Director, APA/NAPA

 
This webinar educates civil and geotechnical engineers on the basics of asphalt. The webinar will discuss asphalt pavement material composition and will focus on the importance of asphalt binder, aggregates, and provide a high-level overview of mix design. This webinar provides a basic overview of the steps for asphalt mixture design noting the progress of mix design methodology. Asphalt binder is the glue that holds a mixture together. Choosing the right type of binder is critical for long term performance of pavements. This webinar offers an overview of asphalt binder production and properties. Choosing the right gradation and knowing how aggregate properties impact mixture performance are critical to ensuring pavement performance. This webinar explores how the size and type of aggregates can impact asphalt mixture design and performance. This webinar is RCEP approved.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the basic material composition of asphalt.
  • Realize the impact of material properties on asphalt design.
  • Understand basic asphalt mixture design approaches.

   Registration: FREE
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.

Commercial Parking Lots – Why Parking Lots Matter
Date: Thursday, September 10, 3:00–4:30 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Dan Staebell, North Central Region Director, APA/NAPA 

How many times have you heard or said it yourself, “It’s just a parking lot.” This webinar will help you understand why parking lots are important not only as a welcome mat to a business but as a long-term asset. Design professionals need to understand the value asphalt pavements provide to commercial owners. Join Dan Staebell as he discusses proper design and explores how engineers can advise clients on parking lots and other commercial pavements. This webinar is RCEP approved.

Key Takeaways:

  • Be familiar with “The Seven Keys to Successful Parking Lots”.
  • Understand the value and benefits of asphalt pavement.
  • Be verse in helping clients understand benefits of asphalt parking lot ownership.

   Registration: FREE
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs):
Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of professional development for participating in this webinar.



PAST WEBINARS

Back to Basics Series
Best Practices in Paving Series
Business Management
Communications
Engineering
Environment, Health & Safety
Legislative
Member Briefings
PaveXpress
Performance Under Pressure: Heavy Duty Pavements Series
Safety in the Workplace Series
Sustainability
Sustainability Specialization Series

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NAPA has teamed up with the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) to provide NAPA members with a 20% discount on any CFMA live or on-demand webinars. CFMA is focused on providing resources and education to construction financial professionals, offering timely educational sessions presented by subject-matter experts. Once you purchase an on-demand CFMA webinar, you receive 24/7 access to the content and all materials. Click here to access CFMA's webinar schedule. To get the NAPA member discount code, contact NAPA Manager of Meetings & Education Liz Price.