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Upcoming Webinars 

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.

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WofA Conversations to Lead & Inspire - Communicating to be Heard & Understood

Communication is one of the most important aspects of having a successful career. But how often do you feel like your messages are really being heard? In this engaging, interactive workshop, you will

• learn how to communicate a message to have it both heard and deeply understood,
• discuss tactics and tricks you can apply right away and you will,
• actively practice applying these skills in breakout sessions, and
• walk away with the tools to communicate more effectively and in a way that will leave a strong impact on those around you.

To learn more about Jen and her impressive accomplishments, please click here.

These quarterly digital events feature a speaker who is nationally recognized in the area in which they are presenting. Each of the topics are carefully selected to meet the needs and requests of you, our members.

As the 2021 events are proudly sponsored by Caterpillar and Blacklidge Emulsions, there is no charge for you to register and attend.

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How to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impacts with NAPA’s Emerald Eco-Label Tool Update

Speaker: Dr. Ben Ciavola, Partner, Trisight

Date: June 29, 2021 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: NAPA is taking the Emerald Eco-Label software to the next level with its new Optimizer toolkit. Designed specifically for the asphalt mix production industry, the Optimizer allows companies to analyze and optimize their plant operations, mix designs, and supply chain logistics to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other environmental impacts. With the addition of plant-specific fuel costs, users can also see the financial impacts of management decisions such as switching fuels and reducing aggregate moisture content, providing an economic lens into the sustainability of operational improvements. Other features include granular analysis of unit processes, the ability to develop multiple production scenarios to understand the benefits of energy efficiency upgrades, and easy comparison of mixes based on different production scenarios.

This webinar will provide a brief overview of how the Emerald Eco-Label software works and take a deep dive into the new Optimizer toolkit.

Key Takeaways:

1. Learn how to use your existing EPD data to analyze the environmental impacts of asphalt plant operational improvements.
2. Learn how to compare and optimize the environmental impacts of your own company’s asphalt mixes.
3. Learn how to evaluate the potential financial benefits of reducing your plant’s environmental impacts

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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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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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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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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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