Webinars

NAPA Webinar Series

NAPA 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.

Upcoming Webinars


Hitting Your Target: NAPA's 2019 Market Research Results  (Members Only)

Date: Thursday, April 16; 1:00–2:00 p.m. CST

Speaker: J. Richard Willis, Ph.D., Vice President of Engineering, Research and Technology, NAPA and Ester Magorka, Vice President for Marketing, NAPA 

NAPA Webinars

In 2019, under the leadership of 2019 NAPA Chairman John Harper, NAPA unveiled a new strategic focus — Workforce Development. A new committee and three task groups were established to develop long-term solutions to one of the industry’s most-critical challenges. Underpinning our effort is research into what motivates students, parents, educators, future workers, and current industry workers. The webinar will give NAPA members the results of the 2019 Market Research Campaign and provide members with insights into the direction of NAPA’s 2020 workforce development efforts.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the current perceptions of the road construction industry in the minds of the general population and educators.
  • Understand which messages can influence perception and open people’s minds to the industry.
  • Realize how you can participate in the current workforce development efforts within NAPA.                      

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


PaveExpress: An Overview of Major Enhancements

Date: Wednesday, May 27; 12:00–1:30 p.m. CST

Speaker: J. George White, CEO, HeadLight; Trenton Clark, President, Virginia Asphalt Pavement Association; and Richard Willis, Vice President for Engineering, Research & Technology, National Asphalt Pavement Association 

This webinar will provide participants an overview of the newly released PaveXpress suite of modules. This includes an in-depth look at some of the newer capabilities of PaveXpress such as a new life cycle cost analysis module, a new mechanistic-empirical pavement design module based on PerRoad, and the ability to perform designs in both English and Metric units.

Key Takeaways:

  • The learner will be able to identify the new features, impacts, and benefits of the latest version of PaveXpress.
  • The learner will be able to describe how PaveXpress can be used and impact their pavement design processes.
  • The learner will be able to describe the new capabilities of PaveXpress and understand their benefits.
  • The learner will discover the capabilities of the new Agency Life Cycle Cost Analysis module.
  • The learner will discover the capabilities of the new PerRoad modules.

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


PaveXpress - How to Evaluate Pavement Alternatives Using LCAA

Date: Tuesday, June 16; 9:00–10:30 a.m. CST

Speaker: J. George White, CEO, HeadLight; Trenton Clark, President, Virginia Asphalt Pavement Association; and Richard Willis, Vice President for Engineering, Research & Technology, National Asphalt Pavement Association 

This webinar will walk through a real-life pavement life cycle cost scenario using the new agency LCCA module within PaveXpress. The LCCA module has been developed to allow users to streamline the modeling of evaluating pavement alternatives using material and project costs only.

Key Takeaways:

  • The learner will be able to describe how the agency LCCA module can impact their pavement design practices.
  • The learner will be able to list the steps in performing an agency cost analysis.
  • The learner will be able to describe the key inputs required to perform an agency cost analysis.
  • The learner will be able to assemble their own life cycle cost analysis using the agency LCCA module in PaveXpress                                       

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


All past NAPA webinars can be found here

The following topics are available:

  • Back to Basic Series
  • Best Practices in Paving Series
  • Business Management
  • Communication
  • Engineering
  • Environment, Health & Safety
  • Legislative
  • Performance Under Pressure: Heavy Duty Pavements Series
  • Safety in the Workplace Series
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainability Specialization Series