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


PaveXpress: How to Perform a Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design in 3 Simple Steps

Date: Thursday, July 9; 12:00–1:30 p.m. CST

Speaker: J. George White, CEO, HeadLight; Dr. Dave Timm, Brasfield and Gorrie Professor of Civil Engineering, Auburn University; and Dr. Richard Willis, Vice President for Engineering, Research & Technology, National Asphalt Pavement Association 

This webinar will walk through a real-life mechanistic-empirical pavement design scenario using the new PerRoad module within PaveXpress.

Key Takeaways:

  • The learner will be able to describe how the PerRoad module can impact their pavement design practices.
  • The learner will be able to list the steps in performing a PerRoad analysis.
  • The learner will be able to describe the key inputs required to perform a mechanistic-empirical design using the PaveXpress PerRoad module.

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


Porous Asphalt Pavement for Stormwater Management

Date: Monday, July 20; 2:00–3:30 p.m. CST

Speaker: James J. Purcell, PE

NAPA WebinarsPorous asphalt pavement is a storm water management solution that reduces storm water runoff, improves water quality, and reduces the footprint for storm water management systems. This presentation discusses the need for porous pavement, the design of the storm water management system, the system components and materials, and the construction of porous asphalt pavement to maximize the benefits. Based on the best management practices promulgated by the Departments of Environmental Protection, specifications for open-graded asphalt pavement, and lessons learned from actual construction projects across the United States, the presentation illustrates the best practices to ensure a longlasting, effective storm water management system. This webinar is RCEP approved.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why porous asphalt pavements are needed
  • How they reduce storm water runoff and improve water quality
  • Best practices for design and construction
  • Lessons learned to maximize the benefits of a well maintained porous asphalt system for storm water management

Registration: FREE
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs): 
Attendees will receive 1 hour of professional development for participating in this webinar.


Perpetual Pavements: Past, Present & Sustainable Future

Date: Thursday, July 30; 2:00–3:30 p.m. CST

Speaker: Dr. Dave Timm, Brasfield and Gorrie Professor of Civil Engineering, Auburn Univeristy

NAPA WebinarsFlexible perpetual pavements have been officially recognized by the asphalt pavement industry since 2000 with the inauguration of the Perpetual Pavements Award program. Since then, over 150 sections across all climate zones and traffic levels have received awards across the U.S. for achieving at least 35 years of service with no major structural improvements or rehabilitation. Many of these sections achieved perpetual status through the conservatism inherent in the empirical AASHTO structural design method, but recent research has identified mechanistic design criteria for optimizing perpetual pavements that are more practical and economically feasible. Modern design tools such as PerRoad and PaveXpress, which now includes PerRoad design criteria, facilitates straightforward design and analysis of perpetual pavements. To promote these tools and help perpetual pavement design gain wider acceptance and use, there is a need for a webinar that covers these topics aimed at engineers and pavement type selection makers. This webinar is RCEP approved

Key Takeaways:

  • Design criteria needed to achieve an asphalt perpetual pavement.
  • Understand pavement concepts to compute maximum pavement thickness
  • Use modern computational design tools for perpetual 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.


Asphalt 101 for Civil and Geotechnical Engineers

Date: Thursday, August 20; 2:00–3:30 p.m. CST

Speaker: Phil Blankenship, Blankenship Asphalt Tech and Training, PLLC and Dan Staebell, North Central Region Director, APA/NAPA

NAPA Webinars

This webinar educates civil and geotechnical engineers on the basics of asphalt. The webinar will discuss asphalt pavement material composition and will focus on the importance of asphalt binder, aggregates, and provide a high-level overview of mix design. This webinar provides a basic overview of the steps for asphalt mixture design noting the progress of mix design methodology. Asphalt binder is the glue that holds a mixture together. Choosing the right type of binder is critical for long term performance of pavements. This webinar offers an overview of asphalt binder production and properties. Choosing the right gradation and knowing how aggregate properties impact mixture performance are critical to ensuring pavement performance. This webinar explores how the size and type of aggregates can impact asphalt mixture design and performance. This webinar is RCEP approved.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the basic material composition of asphalt.
  • Realize the impact of material properties on asphalt design.
  • Understand basic asphalt mixture design approaches.   

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


Commercial Parking Lots - Why Parking Lots Matter

Date: Thursday, September 10; 2:00–3:30 p.m. CST

Speaker: Dan Staebell, North Central Region Director, APA/NAPA

NAPA WebinarsHow many times have you heard or said it yourself, “It’s just a parking lot.” This webinar will help you understand why parking lots are important not only as a welcome mat to a business but as a long-term asset. Design professionals need to understand the value asphalt pavements provide to commercial owners. Join Dan Staebell as he discusses proper design and explores how engineers can advise clients on parking lots and other commercial pavements. This webinar is RCEP approved.

Key Takeaways:

  • Be familiar with “The Seven Keys to Successful Parking Lots”.
  • Understand the value and benefits of asphalt pavement.
  • Be verse in helping clients understand benefits of asphalt parking lot ownership.

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

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.

Registration: FREE
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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.

Registration: FREE
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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

Registration: FREE
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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