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NAPA On-Demand webinars

Stay on top of industry best practices and news by accessing our robust on demand webinar library.  We offer a wide variety of information to keep you abreast of the latest issues and trends impacting the industry.

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Supporting Construction Workers – Suicide Prevention, Mental Health, & Substance Use Awareness

The construction industry has one of the highest suicide and opioid overdose rates compared to all industries. The reasons are complicated. This webinar, co-sponsored by CPWR and NAPA, spotlights the impact that suicides, mental health disorders, and substance use have on the trades, and will share resources and examples of what stakeholders can do to support workers and keep them safe in a dynamic environment. Learn firsthand from experts with personal experiences and innovative programs that reach and support thousands of workers as they navigate through these complex issues.

Partnering with CPWR and moderated by NAPA Chairperson Jay Winford, this free webinar focuses on what stakeholders can do to support construction workers and keep them safe in an industry (general construction) that has one of the highest suicide and opioid overdose rates across all industries. Registration is required for the free webinar to held Thursday April 29 at 1:00 pm ET. Business leaders, HR personnel, and those with front-line responsibilities are encouraged to support this effort.

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Beyond the Basics: Milling for Quality

Speaker: Tom Chastain, Milling Product Manager, Wirtgen America Inc.

Date: April 29, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: Milling is the removal of often distressed asphalt mixtures from a pavement structure. While some just see milling as the process of generating reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) which can be used in future projects, milling can also positively or negatively impact the quality of rehabilitation efforts.

The participants will:
1. Learn the different types of cutting drums
2. Understand how different cutting drums impact RAP and the quality of the milled surface
3. Identify milling best practices for ensure the paving crew has the best chance of placing and compacting a dense, smooth surface

**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: Design of Commercial Asphalt Pavements

Speaker: Scott Sounart, P.E., Pavement Engineering Associate, Kimley-Horn

Date: May 5, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: Please join us for a unique presentation on asphalt parking lot pavements. Parking lot pavements have significant differences than traditional roadway pavements. Material types, mix design technique, and construction practices will be discussed to improve service life and reduce maintenance costs. Asphalt mix designs are extremely important for low volume, parking lot mixtures. The importance of sufficient voids in mineral aggregates, or VMA will be outlined with effective maneuvers, both in the lab and field to achieve higher VMA. With larger area footprints, unstable subgrades are common during construction of parking lot pavements. Therefore, we will equip you with mitigation methods for dealing with poor subgrades, combined with effective methods of in place density and appropriate compaction.

Top 3 takeaways for participants:

  • Parking lot pavements are NOT the same as roadway pavements
  • Key factors affecting service life of a parking lot pavement
  • VMA of an asphalt mixture is the most important parameter to monitor

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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May NAPA Member Briefing

Speakers: NAPA Staff

Date: May 13, 2021 11:30AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Summer is almost here, and our industry is gearing up for its busiest season. Let NAPA put some tools in your tool box to help you pave the way forward to reopening the country. Join us on Thursday, May 13 at 11:30 EDT, via Zoom, to hear timely information and ask questions of the experts on the NAPA staff. We will share what we see on the horizon as far as highway funding, safety, and environmental issues and more!

Open to NAPA Members only

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Beyond the Basics: Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Speakers: Dr. Fan Gu, Assistant Research Professor, National Center for Asphalt Technology and Dr. Nam Tran, Assistant Director & Research Professor, National Center for Asphalt Technology

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

Life cycle cost analysis is an engineering economic analysis which some agencies use to determine the total cost of an event including the initial, ongoing, and end-of-life costs associated with the construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation of a project. This webinar will focus on the best practices for conducting a life cycle cost analysis.

The participant will:
1. Learn the different phases of life cycle cost analysis
2. Understand the common inputs of LCCA and how they impact the final results
3. Witness an example using LCCA best practices

**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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Pavement Design for Localities

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

Date: June 1, 2021 3:00 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: This webinar focuses on educating local road owners and designers on the design of new asphalt pavement and an overlay of an existing pavement. There are many factors to consider when designing asphalt pavements and overlays that can easily be incorporated into PAVEXpress, a free web-based software that integrates all of these considerations in an easy- to-use stepwise process.

Top 3 Takeaways for attendees:

  • Learn the key factors that must be evaluated for a proper new or overlay pavement design
  • Learn to use PAVEXpress for designing pavements
  • Understand the economic consequences of over- or under- designing a pavement

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

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Beyond the Basics: Longitudinal Joints

Speaker: Todd Mansell, Product Application Specialist, Caterpillar, Inc.

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

Description: A longitudinal joint is the interface between two asphalt mats. Properly constructed longitudinal joints protect pavements from moisture infiltration and increase the service life of the pavement.

The participants of this webinar will:
1. Determine the impacts of joint construction on pavement life
2. Learn some best practices for constructing and compacting longitudinal joints
3. Learn some best practices for compacting longitudinal joints
4. Understand how to properly set up automatic grade control for joint matching
5. See the different uses for specialty joints

**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: Constructing Commercial Asphalt Pavements

Speaker: Thomas J. Clayton, SET, Director of Training and Member Services, Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association

Date: June 8, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: This session will consider different approaches for constructing commercial pavements. Not all commercial paving projects are the same. We will provide some thoughts on equipment, the paving process and specifying the correct mix for the projects.

Top 3 takeaways for participants:

  • Preplanning for success
  • Right equipment for the project
  • Specifying the correct mix for the project (Mix selection)

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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June NAPA Member Briefing

Speakers: NAPA Staff

Date: June 17, 2021 11:30AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Open to NAPA Members only

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Beyond the Basics: Balanced Mix Design in Practice

Speakers: Fan Yin, PhD., P.E., Assistant Research Professor, National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) and Cheng Ling, PhD., P.E., Technical Manager, Pike Industries, A CRH Company

Date: June 17, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: Most Balanced Mix Design (BMD) research has focused on the mix design process; however, in order to ensure BMD meets its full potential, BMD must be incorporated into quality assurance. This webinar explores from the perspectives of a researcher and a contractor what it will take to move BMD from design to production.

The participants of this webinar will:
1. Understand the current state of BMD in the United States
2. Learn the steps taken by NCAT to evaluate mixture performance tests during production
3. Evaluate how production variability can impact performance test results during production

**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: Developing Quality Bid Packages

Speaker: Dale Williams, P.E., Executive Director, Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association

Date: July 22, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: A key to building a successful asphalt paving project is to utilize a quality bid package.  Vague bid packages result in higher prices, job site conflicts and the possibility of unmet owner’s expectations.  This webinar enables attendees to produce bid packages that ensure best pricing and a project delivered on time, on budget and as planned. 

Attendee's key takeaways:

  • Understand the importance of advertisement, award, and contract execution.
  • How to develop key provisions to protect the owner and insure bidding by qualified contractors.
  • Best practices to develop a detailed bid item list.

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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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.

Register now

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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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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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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