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Upcoming Webinars 

Experiences and Best Practices of Local Road Owners

Speakers: Dennis Bonds, City Engineer, City of Tupelo, MS, Judge Gary Moore, Judge Executive, Boone County KY, Vice Chair on the Transportation Steering Committee of NACo, and Dan Roberts, Manager of Engineering Permits & Applications, Department of Public works Engineering, Douglas County, CO

Date: September 27, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: Roadway systems are the most visible asset owned and maintained by local entities. This webinar is aimed at helping local decision makers, pavement managers, and pavement engineers understand the short and long-term benefits asphalt pavement provides. Attendees will hear first-hand experiences from municipalities as they discuss best practices in owning and maintaining their road systems.

Top three takeaways:

1. Attendees will learn about best practices in local design, materials, and construction
2. Attendees will hear first-hand from municipalities regarding asphalt pavement solutions
3. Attendees will learn about the importance of working collaboratively with industry partners to solve problems

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded up to 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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Woman of Asphalt Conversations to Lead & Inspire: Gender Negotiations

Negotiation skills are crucial in all your relationships, both at work and at home. On October 4 at 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT, negotiation specialist Serena Fallahi Tittl from The Gap Partnership will help you hone your skills using insights and learnings from global research in women and negotiation!

Highlights of this lively, informative webinar include:
• How to increase negotiation confidence and capability
• Reappraisal of thinking around behaviors and approach in negotiation
• Exploration of the different types of negotiation
• Reflection on how negotiation impacts roles
• An understanding of power and influence, and how to leverage them to your advantage

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

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Beyond the Basics: Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design

Speaker: Trenton M. Clark, P.E., President, Virginia Asphalt Association

Date: October 7, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: Since the dawn of pavements more than 2,000 years ago, roadway owners have been constructing pavements based on experience. It was not until the 1960’s that most owners got more sophisticated and started using purely empirical design methods (built it, test it, observe it and then develop an approach to design it) instead of building what has always worked. In the 1980s and 1990s some states began experimenting with a new process called Mechanistic-Empirical (ME) pavement design. This new design methodology allowed pavement designers to correlate the mechanistic properties of pavement under loaded conditions and predict pavement performance. While there are numerous tools available for ME design, most states still have not adopted it as the preferred design methodology.


Takeaways:
1. Learn how empirical and ME design differ
2.  Understand the benefits and challenges with using a ME design methodology
3. Evaluate the different tools which are available to complete ME design

**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 up to 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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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: Plant Operations – Calibrations & Verifications

Speaker: Dennis Hunt, Senior Vice President, Gencor Industires, Inc. and Greg Renegar, Vice President, Engineering, Astec Industries, Inc.

Date: October 27, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: Asphalt plants play a critical role in meeting the stringent material requirements needed to construct asphalt pavements that will provide long service lives and good performing, cost effective pavements for the traveling public. Ensuring the plant is operating in calibration is important to producing more consistent and on specification asphalt mixtures. Additionally, if the plant is not operating within calibration it can lead to increased waste, increased fuel consumption, and other cost inefficiencies. This webinar will focus on the keys to keep the plant operating at peak performance and within calibration.


Takeaways:
1.  Understand plant operational indicators (scale errors, etc.) that require additional attention
2. Learn about asphalt plant calibration and verification procedures and frequencies
3. Learn methods to complete verification procedures as part of the asphalt plant’s standard operating procedures

**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 up to 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

Digitizing the Supply Chain: Practical Lessons Learned on e-Ticketing Implementation

Sponsored by HaulHub

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Speakers: Gregory Nadeau, Former FHWA Administrator, Current Chairman of Infrastructure Ventures, Kat Weisner, Construction & Contract Administration Engineer, FHWA Resource Center on e-Ticketing, Aaron Chamberlain, Senior Transportation Engineer, CalTrans, Mike Wills, Area Manager, Granite Construction Co., Dan Ganoe, VP Operations, Lindy Paving

Date: November 3, 2021 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: State DOTs are moving towards e-Ticketing for construction materials with Hot Mix Asphalt being the first material slated for digitized tickets across the supply chain. Supported by the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) EDC-6 initiative, e-Ticketing is the most widely adopted innovation in the history of the program with 43 State DOTs agreeing to full or partial implementation by the end of 2022.  This roundtable discussion brings together public and private sector leaders who are on the cutting edge of this shift to digital project delivery.  Panelists will discuss what’s ahead for e-Ticketing, and dive into the challenges and lessons learned from their implementation efforts.

Top 3 takeaways for participants:

  1. Understand the current and future landscape of e-Ticketing and Digital Project Delivery
  2. Learn about steps necessary for a successful e-Ticketing rollout
  3. Derive insights from the lessons learned on e-Ticketing implementations from multiple stakeholder perspectives
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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 up to 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

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