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


LLCA End of Life

Date: Wednesday, October 1; 1:00 p.m. CST

Speaker: Jim Musselman, Senior Engineer - National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT)

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A Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) is a technique used by many state highway agencies to evaluate the overall expected costs of competing pavement alternatives, primarily between asphalt and concrete design. LCCAs consider initial construction costs, along with future anticipated costs such as maintenance and rehabilitation costs, as well as user costs. But what happens at the end of a pavement’s life, and how should that be properly accounted for in an LCCA?

This webinar will focus on the best methods of addressing pavement end of life issues when conducting a LCCA, ranging from making certain that the remaining service life of a pavement is properly addressed, to understanding the importance of considering what actually happens to a pavement when it reaches its terminal serviceability, and how that needs to be included in an LCCA.

Attendees will:

  1. Learn the difference between residual value of a pavement versus its remaining service life value
  2. Understand how to determine the remaining service life value of a pavement and the importance of applying that concept to all pavement layers
  3. Understand the importance of assuring that the LCCA analysis period be long enough to make sure that one of the pavement alternatives reaches its terminal serviceability, and that the cost of the remediation be accounted for as a future cost during the analysis A Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) is a technique used by many state highway agencies to evaluate the overall expected costs of competing pavement alternatives, primarily between asphalt and concrete design. LCCAs consider initial construction costs, along with future anticipated costs such as maintenance and rehabilitation costs, as well as user costs. But what happens at the end of a pavement’s life, and how should that be properly accounted for in an LCCA?         

Registration: FREE
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Recycled Asphalt Pavements (RAP) Part 2: Mix Design and Laboratory Performance Testing

Date: Wednesday, October 7; 2:00 p.m. CST

Speaker: Scott Quire, Bluegrass Testing Laboratories

NAPA WebinarsAsphalt mixtures containing RAP, when designed utilizing proper design principles and produced in consideration of production constraints have demonstrated excellent performance. This part of the webinar will focus on mix designs utilizing RAP, the level of mix design analysis needed as RAP percentages increase, the production variables to consider as RAP percentages increase and performance testing of asphalt mixes containing RAP. This webinar is RCEP approved.

Key Takeaways:

  • Review of design considerations as RAP percentages increase.
  • Learn about the approach to mix design methodology for RAP mixtures.
  • Performance testing of asphalt mixtures with RAP.
  • The plant considerations for asphalt mix production at various levels of RAP utilization.            

Registration: FREE
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Asphalt Performance Tests: Specimen Fabrication Practices

Date: October 14; 1:00 p.m. CST

Speaker: Dr. Jo E. Sias, Professor of Civil Engineering - University of New Hampshire

The use of mixture performance tests is becoming more widespread for mixture design and QC/QA processes. There are guidelines for conducting these tests, but they do not all provide uniform or comprehensive direction for fabricating test specimens. This webinar will provide participants with an understanding of variables in specimen fabrication that could impact performance test results, procedures and practices that have been developed for improved consistency in fabricating performance test specimens, and common challenges and knowledge gaps.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis Report 552: Practices for Fabricating Asphalt Specimens for Performance Testing in Laboratories.

Takeaways:

  1. Identify variables in fabrication processes of asphalt performance test specimens
  2. Learn potential impacts on performance test results and practices for consistent specimen fabrication
  3. Understand knowledge gaps and future research needs in improving specimen fabrication practices for asphalt lab performance tests

Registration: FREE
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Recycled Asphalt Pavements (RAP) Part 3: Field Performance and the User Experience

Date: Wednesday, October 28; 2:00 p.m. CST

Speaker: Dr. Randy West, Director - National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University; Jim Musselman, Senior Engineer - National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University; and Abdul Dahhan, Vice President - Chicago Testing Laboratory, Inc.          

NAPA WebinarsAsphalt pavements are the most recycled material in the U.S., primarily because asphalt mixes that contain RAP have good performance histories. This part of the webinar will highlight studies on field performance conducted by numerous state DOTs, the Federal Highway Administration, and various pavement research organizations including the National Center for Asphalt Technology. The segment will also highlight the experiences of two pavement engineer veterans who will provide long-term perspectives of using RAP in asphalt mixtures from the Illinois DOT and the Florida DOT. This webinar is RCEP approved.

Key Takeaways:

  • Documented field performance of asphalt mixtures containing RAP.
  • What applications are best suited for higher RAP content.
  • What applications are best suited for higher RAP content 3. The impact specification requirements have on usage and performance of RAP.
  • Agency perspectives on the benefits and concerns with using RAP.

Registration: FREE
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Asphalt 101 for Civil and Geotechnical Engineers: Asphalt Production and Construction

Date: November 4; 2:00 p.m. CST

Speaker: TJ Young, Production Manager - Duval Asphalt and Steve McReynolds, Director of Operations - Asphalt Testing Solutions & Engineering

Civil and geotechnical engineers often specify asphalt for projects and but don’t always get the opportunity to learn about production of the product. This webinar will take attendees behind the scenes using drone video to explore the asphalt production process leading up to delivery on-site. Furthering this educational opportunity, engineers will learn about the construction process by watching asphalt placement and hearing tips to specify and design high-quality jobs presented by experienced asphalt experts.

Attendees should expect to learn:

  1. How asphalt is produced
  2. How asphalt is laid
  3. Ways to improve the end product through design considerations 

This webinar is RCEP approved.

Registration: FREE
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Accelerated Asphalt Road Construction for Engineers and Owners

Date: Tuesday, November 10; 2:00–3:30 p.m. CST

Speaker: David Newcomb, P.E., Ph.D., Division Head - Materials & Pavements and Matt Wilson, Director of Marketing, Communication, and Government Affairs -Barriere Construction Co., L.L.C.                      

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Asphalt pavements are quick to construct, but this traditional wisdom has rarely been quantified — until recently. Using a case study, learn how researchers quantify speed of construction with user costs and local business impacts and learn also from a contractor on how asphalt’s speed of construction was a winning component to their bid. Agencies can gain a more holistic view of the total economic impact of a construction project. This analysis helps the agency make an informed decision surrounding the economic and construction costs associated with large pavement projects. This webinar is RCEP approved.

Key Takeaways:

  • Contractors’ strategies for accelerating asphalt road construction.
  • The importance of accelerated asphalt road construction for the future of the U.S. infrastructure.
  • How agencies and contractors have worked together to get the most out of time spent in work zones.

Registration: FREE
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Oklahoma State Chamber Webinars

COVID-19 Impacts to Food Supply Chains and How Oklahoma Can Respond

Presented: May 4, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Derrell Peel - Oklahoma State University Professor and Charles Breedlove - Professorship in Agribusiness

Registration: FREE
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Small Business Financial Restructuring Options Under SBRA and the CARES Act

Presented: May 5, 2020

Speaker: Mark Craige - Attorney, Crowe & Dunlevy, David Payne - Firm Managing Director, D. R. Payne and Associates, Inc.

As small businesses are contemplating the next steps for economic recovery and returning to work, it’s timely to consider financial restructuring options. Based on the flexibilities provided under the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) and the CARES Act, small businesses have additional options to consider. Join the State Chamber and issue experts from Crowe & Dunlevy to learn more about debt restructuring, bankruptcy and other tools to help businesses find financial stability post-COVID 19.

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Large and Mid-size Businesses Financial Recovery Options

Presented: May 6, 2020

Speaker: Vickie Driver - Attorney, Crowe & Dunlevy, Crissie Stephenson - Attorney, Crowe & Dunlevy and Russell Perry - Senior Managing Director, ankura

For large and mid-size businesses, economic recovery will require thoughtful consideration of your current assets and plans for the future. Join the State Chamber and issue experts from Crowe & Dunlevy to learn more about debt restructuring, bankruptcy and other tools to help your business find financial stability post-COVID 19.

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How the Global Pandemic Impacts Business Supply Chains 

Presented: May 7, 2020

Speaker: Ken Petersen - University of Oklahoma Professor of Marketing & Supply Chain Management; Director, Marketing and Supply Chain Management; Helen Robson Walton Chair in Marketing Strategy

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Archive Info

NAPA
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

Oklahoma State Chamber
All past State Chamber webinars regarding COVID-19 can be found here