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


Where the Rubber Meets the Road Webinar Series: Recycled Tire Rubber and Modern Asphalt Pavements - Episode 2: Recycled Tire Rubber and Modern Asphalt Pavements

Date: Wednesday, May 29; 1:00–2:30 p.m. CST

Speaker: TBD            

There are many ways to modify asphalt binders and mixtures with recycled tire rubber (RTR); however, each method requires contractors to focus on different operations to ensure that a quality mixture is produced and placed. The “dry process” treats RTR similar to how an aggregate or other recycled material is treated by feeding it directly into the drum at a plant. While this process is not as prevalent as some other methods of blending RTR into asphalt mixtures, agencies such as the Georgia Department of Transportation and Illinois Tollway have opened specifications allow use of the dry process economically.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the science behind the new dry process for RTR compared to older versions of the product.
  • Hear how using this process impacted a contractor’s operations.
  • See how dry process rubber can impact material properties and performance.    

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


Where the Rubber Meets the Road Webinar Series: Recycled Tire Rubber and Modern Asphalt Pavements - Episode 3: When the Rubber's in the Road

Date: Wednesday, June 12; 1:00–2:30 p.m. CST

Speaker: Dr. Frank Farshidi - Division Manager of Pavement Maintenance, San Jose DOT

NAPA Webinars

Asphalt rubber differs from other recycled tire rubber-modified asphalts by using coarse pieces of recycled tire rubber at higher contents (by weight) to create a rut-resistant yet flexible asphalt binder. It is commonly used in conjunction with a gap-graded aggregate structure to produce a fatigue-resistant layer that can help reduce needed pavement structural thickness.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how asphalt rubber is made.
  • Hear best practices for handling asphalt rubber at a plant.
  • Understand the basics of conducting quality control on asphalt rubber and asphalt rubber-modified mixtures.

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


Work Zone Safety: Traffic Control Plans and Intrusion Prevention

Date: Tuesday, September 10; 1:00–2:30 p.m. CST

Speaker: Bruce Drewes - Owner, 3T Group and Kelly Kanaras - Senior Director of Awards & Marketing, NAPA

NAPA WebinarsRoad construction work zones are inherently dangerous places. Occupational injuries and fatalities within a work zone often occur from two causes: internal construction vehicle traffic or external third-party vehicular intrusions. Learn about best practices associated with keeping safe in the work zone. Training will include review of NAPA’s online internal traffic control training modules and is targeted toward equipment operators, truck drivers, and ground laborers involved with all aspects of road construction.

Key Takeaways:

  • Receive the latest training on protecting individuals in the work zone.
  • Recognize what some companies are implementing to reduce third-party work zone intrusions.
  • Understand what is required for maintaining and documenting potential work zone hazards.
  • Identify tools used to train construction crews on recognizing and documenting potential work zone hazards.

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