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Upcoming Webinars 

Beyond the Basics: Preventing Segregation

Speaker: Steve McReynolds, Director of Operations, ATS Consulting & Engineering

Date: August 12, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: Asphalt mixture segregation is a problem that asphalt producers and paving contractors face as they work to construct quality pavements. Preventing segregation is critical to eliminate the negative impacts that it can have on the long-term durability of asphalt pavements. Segregation can occur at several places during the production process through the placement of the asphalt mixture, which makes it critical that segregation is identified quickly and rooted out at the source of the problem. This webinar will focus on several key practices for asphalt contractors to identify and eliminate segregation from their operations.

Takeaways:
1. Identify sources of asphalt mixture segregation and practices to eliminate segregation at these points of the operation.
2. Learn about the different types of segregation and the problems that lead to each.
3. Learn about technologies that can help identify segregation and assist contractors at being even more successful at avoiding asphalt mixture segregation.

**Please note, If you want to receive RCEP credit, you must fill out the following fields in your registration: name, address, city, state, country and zip code.**

Cost: NAPA Members, Government Officials and Academia - free

           Non-Members - $29.00

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). APA/NAPA’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

APA/NAPA will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

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Asphalt Paving in Private Market Applications: Asphalt Parking Lot Evaluation, Maintenance and Repair

Speaker: Ron Lech, P.E., Senior Principal Office Manager, Terracon

Date: August 18, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: This webinar will help parking lot owners and engineers understand how to evaluate asphalt parking lots through proven assessment methods. Owners will also learn to distinguish different types of distresses and understand various solutions for maintenance and repair.

Top 3 takeaways for participants:

  • Understand pavement life cycle and review condition assessment methods
  • Recognize different types of asphalt pavement distresses
  • Understand options for maintenance and repair based on the pavement condition and distresses

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). APA/NAPA’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

APA/NAPA will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Can't make it to the live webinar? Sign up anyway and we will send you the recording.

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Designing a Perpetual Pavement

Speaker: David E. Newcomb, P.E., Ph.D., Consultant

Date: August 25, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: Pavement engineers have been producing long-lasting asphalt pavements since the 1930s. Research has shown that well-constructed and adequately designed flexible pavements can perform well for extended periods of time. Many of these pavements were the products of full-depth or deep strength asphalt pavement designs, and both design philosophies have been shown to provide adequate strength over extended life cycles. This is possible because both types of design rely on the construction of a sound base as a working platform and to spread traffic loads in addition to a thick asphalt structure designed to reduce the tensile strains at the bottom of the asphalt as well as the compressive strains at the top of the subgrade. This webinar will discuss material selection and mixture design to optimize Perpetual Pavement performance, discuss current Perpetual design practices, and present best practices for construction of high quality, high performance pavements.

By the end of this presentation attendees will be able to:

1. List the chief advantages of Perpetual Pavements
2. Describe the functions of the various material layers in Perpetual Pavements
3. Discuss the principle design features of Perpetual Pavements

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September NAPA Member Briefing

Speakers: NAPA Staff

Date: September 9, 2021 11:30AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Open to NAPA Members only

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Beyond the Basics: Compaction - Roller Selections and Patterns

Speaker: Fredrik Akesson, Global Application Manager Compaction, Dynapac North America

Date: September 9, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: Understanding the importance of in-place density for constructing cost effective, long service life, good performing pavements is relatively well known within the industry. Many factors play into the paving contractors ability to achieve adequate in-place density, and in this webinar we will discuss a few areas of the rolling operation where focus and planning can help achieve a properly compacted pavement. The session will touch on topics ranging from bringing the proper equipment to the job all the way to how that equipment is utilized during placement.


Takeaways:
1. Understand methods for selecting and sizing the correct rolling equipment needed for projects.
2. Learn the keys to establishing effective rolling patterns.
3. Learn about echelon rolling and effective techniques for utilizing on projects.

**Please note, If you want to receive RCEP credit, you must fill out the following fields in your registration: name, address, city, state, country and zip code.**

Cost: NAPA Members, Government Officials and Academia - free

           Non-Members - $29.00

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). APA/NAPA’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

APA/NAPA will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Register now

Asphalt Paving in Private Market Applications: Porous Pavement in Commercial Asphalt Pavements

Speaker: Thomas C. Baird, P.E., Associate, Barton & Loguidice

Date: September 15, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: Porous asphalt pavements are being used by many owners to construct asphalt pavements that become part of the stormwater solution, reducing runoff, improving infiltration, and saving land. The performance of these pavements depends on proper design, materials, construction methods, and quality control. In this session you will get an understanding of porous pavement design and understand the details of proper construction practices, material selection and handling, and how to protect porous pavements.

Top 3 takeaways for participants:

  • You will understand how to properly mix, handle, and install porous asphalt
  • You will understand the differences in behavior between conventional asphalt and porous asphalt and why
  • You will take away a few rules of thumb, helpful tips, and how typical pitfalls can be avoided

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). APA/NAPA’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

APA/NAPA will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Can't make it to the live webinar? Sign up anyway and we will send you the recording.

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Perpetual Pavements by Conversion

Speaker: Dave Timm, Ph.D., Brasfield & Gorrie Professor for Civil & Environmental Engineering, Auburn University

Date: October 13, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: This webinar will introduce the concept of improving or rehabilitating existing pavements into Perpetual Pavements. This technique, known as conversion, relies on principals similar to the design of new Perpetual Pavements but with some important distinctions. Both traditional and conversion Perpetual Pavement designs concepts will be presented, with emphasis on the development of the design criteria, application of the criteria to pavement conversion, and existing design tools such as PerRoad and PAVEXpress to execute design. Real world case studies will also be presented.

Participants will:


1. Learn the fundamental concepts needed to convert an existing pavement into a Perpetual Pavement.
2. Understand how PerRoad and PAVEXpress can be used to facilitate Perpetual Pavement design by conversion
3. See real-world examples of converted Perpetual Pavements.

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October NAPA Member Briefing

Speakers: NAPA Staff

Date: October 14, 2021 11:30AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Open to NAPA Members only

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Beyond the Basics: Jobsite Layout & Preparation: Pre-Planning

Speaker: Dr. R. Buzz Powell, Associate Director & Research Professor, National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT)

Date: November 4, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: Road construction projects often require many activities to achieve the designed facility being constructed in specification and on time. The asphalt pavement construction portion of a project can incorporate different materials, thickness, and other geometric and material specific requirements. With these requirements and the interactions with the other operations and materials on the project, pre-planning is an important step to ensure construction is completed without errors or delays. This webinar will cover some of the important project components contractors should include in the pre-planning activities.


Takeaways:
1.  Identifying the project specification and requirements for constructing asphalt pavements and understanding how those will be communicated to field production and placement staff
2. Learn methods for evaluating the jobsite layout and planning efficient methods for constructing asphalt pavements
3. Learn the steps to establish a pre-construction plan to meet and exceed all of the project requirements

**Please note, If you want to receive RCEP credit, you must fill out the following fields in your registration: name, address, city, state, country and zip code.**

Cost: NAPA Members, Government Officials and Academia - free

           Non-Members - $29.00

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). APA/NAPA’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

APA/NAPA will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Register now

December NAPA Member Briefing

Speakers: NAPA Staff

Date: December 9, 2021 11:30AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Open to NAPA Members only

Register now