TXAPA Asphalt Education Series

Join the Texas Asphalt Pavement Association for a series of virtual, interactive workshops designed to deliver essential, yet practical information to personnel working at every level on asphalt pavement projects, from design to construction. Contact Jim Warren, Director of Engineering and Technology at TXAPA for more details at (512) 312-2099 or by email at jwarren@texasasphalt.org.

*The April Program is currently underway.

The Inspector Asphalt Education Program is recommended for TxDOT Inspectors, CE&I Firms, and City/County Inspectors. This program will focus on TxDOT specifications and projects. Participants will better understand roles and responsibilities, key aspects of production and construction necessary to provide proper inspection services for asphalt pavement projects.

Our Monday/Wednesday May class is sold out, so we have added a second May Tuesday/Thursday class option for your convenience. Register here before it fills up!


Fall 2021*

The Engineer Asphalt Education Program is recommended for TxDOT Area, District, Design, Project, and Maintenance Engineers, and CE&I Firms. Participants will better understand how to specify, design, construct, and maintain quality, longer-lasting asphalt pavements.
 

Winter 2021*

The Production Asphalt Education Program is recommended for Plant Superintendents, Foremen, and Quality Control Personnel. Participants will better understand key aspects of plant operations necessary to apply best practices when working with asphalt at the plant.
 

Winter 2021*

The Roadway Asphalt Education Program is recommended for Plant Superintendents, Foremen, Quality Control Personnel, and Project Managers. Participants will better understand key aspects of asphalt pavement construction (from surface preparation through compaction) necessary to apply best practices when constructing asphalt roads.
 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM TXAPA'S ASPHALT EDUCATION SERIES:

  1. Courses are designed with the participant in mind; the focus is on interactive and experiential learning. We promise to use PowerPoint responsibly!
  2. From hands-on learning to equipment demonstrations, these courses will deliver the highest quality education available in the Asphalt Industry. 
  3. Online lectures will be tied to an online resource where participants can access course materials and additional course content; it's a one-stop experience for everything asphalt in Texas.
  4. Each participant will take away what they need to know to do their job safely, more efficiently, and more effectively.

* Release dates are tentative. Due to COVID, programs will be delivered online at this time. Eventually, both online and in-person programs will be offered.

TXAPA ASPHALT EDUCATION SERIES FAQ

WHAT IS THE DESIRED OUTCOME FOR PARTICIPANTS ATTENDING THIS COURSE?   

Participants should become more competent, capable, knowledgeable, and motivated asphalt inspectors.

WHAT SKILLS WILL PARTICIPANTS BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE?

  • Recognizing inspector roles and responsibilities relative to TxDOT asphalt inspection.
  • Proper application of TxDOT asphalt specifications on a project.
  • Improved communication skills on the project with AE and contractor personnel.
  • Expressing confidence in knowing what materials to use and why.
  • Understanding a TxDOT’s inspector’s roles and responsibilities in enforcing contract documents.
  • Compliance with TxDOT’s Inspector Development Program Module 11 – Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements and Permeable Friction Course requirements.
  • Identifying Materials (Aggregate and Binder) and Mix Design types for use on specific projects.
  • Recognizing Production and Roadway Best Practices that will yield quality paving projects.

WHO SHOULD ENROLL?

We encourage all interested participants to enroll in multiple courses for a well-rounded education in asphalt pavements.

WHERE ARE WORKSHOPS HELD?

All workshops are held via Zoom until further notice. Participants will be required to have a webcam with audio/video active during the lectures, participate in class discussions, and complete homework assignments to successfully complete the course requirements.

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?

The course will be taught online with two, 2.5-hour lectures per week for three consecutive weeks (6 total sessions).  Additional online homework will be assigned after each lecture to be completed prior to the next lecture (minimum 1 hour of work). Total time commitment is a minimum of 16 hours.  

WHAT KIND OF CREDIT DO PARTICIPANTS EARN?

These TXAPA Asphalt Education Programs are designed to add asphalt-specific knowledge to the professional toolkits of those tasked with specifying, designing, inspecting, producing, placing, and testing asphalt projects. The workshops may be required or strongly encouraged by your employer.

The TXAPA Asphalt Education Programs are considered professional development and are eligible for PDH credits. At this time, the program does not offer certification.

HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?

The Inspector Asphalt Education Program is $650 per person and includes all course materials.

HOW DO I PAY FOR THE COURSE?

You may pay by CC or if you need to submit an invoice to your supervisor, please select the invoice option.


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