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: Recycled Tire Rubber and Modern Asphalt Pavements Epidsode 4: You Put Tires in My Binder?

Date: Wednesday, July 17; 1:00–2:30 p.m. CST

Speaker: Doug Carlson- VP Asphalt Products, Liberty Tire Recycling LLC; Robert B. McGennis, P.E. - Technical Manager Asphalt, The HollyFrontier Companies; and Mike Matheny - Asphalt Binder Lab Manager, Kokosing Materials Inc.

NAPA WebinarsWhile the product has been around for a while, 2008 began a re-awakening for the use of terminal-blended recycled tire rubber modified asphalt binders. As the price of polymers escalated, roadway owners turned to research to evaluate if RTR could provide another tool to deliver a stiff-yet-flexible riding surface. This webinar will explore the use of terminal-blended materials and the ways they can be used effectively in asphalt 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.


A Practical Guide to Sustainable Asphalt Pavements Part 3: Procuring and Evaluating Sustainability

Date: Friday, August 9; 11:00–12:30 p.m. CST

Speaker: Steve Muench - Tom and Marily Draeger/The Beavers Charitable Trust Professor, University of Washington and Adam Hand - Associate Professor, University of Nevada Reno

NAPA WebinarsSustainability does not fit well with normal procurement practices, and there is little national or international guidance on how best to integrate sustainability into procurement. This webinar provides high level guidance on various contractual tools that can be used by pavement owners to require or incentivize sustainability. The webinar will also review the applicability of sustainability rating systems, such as LEED and Greenroads, in evaluating sustainability for pavement construction projects. This is the third episode of a 4-part webinar series that accompanies NAPA’s publication series, Sustainable Asphalt Pavements, A Practical Guide.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify methods to include sustainability in the procurement process.
  • Understand how various project delivery methods can influence sustainability outcomes.
  • Understand the capabilities and limitations of sustainability rating systems in evaluating the sustainability of pavements.

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.


A Practical Guide to Sustainable Asphalt Pavements Part 4: How to Develop a Sustainablity Program

Date: Tuesday, November 12; 1:00–2:30 p.m. CST

Speaker: Steve Muench - Tom and Marily Draeger/The Beavers Charitable Trust Professor, University of Washington and Adam Hand - Associate Professor, University of Nevada Reno

NAPA WebinarsDeveloping a company-specific sustainability program can be a daunting task. Implementing changes that affect a company’s vision or mission, corporate strategy, and overall corporate culture is a significant challenge. Just understanding the applicability of corporate sustainability reporting protocols, such as GRI and SASB, can be difficult. This webinar will help companies understand the steps needed to develop a sustainability program that reflects company priorities and addresses stakeholder expectations. This is the fourth episode of a 4-part webinar series that accompanies NAPA’s publication series, Sustainable Asphalt Pavements, A Practical Guide.

Key Takeaways:

  • Details of what a sustainability program should include.
  • The importance of setting meaningful sustainability goals and measurement of those goals.
  • The role of communication and change management principles in developing and implementing a sustainability program.

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