Black to Basics

MAPA’s Annual Spring Training- Black to Basics- will be held February 25-26, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. Registration is $135.00/person. Eight Professional Development Hours are available for attendees. Click here for the agenda. Click here to make hotel reservations, room block is under AF5.

Tentative Agenda:

Wednesday February 25, 2015

  • 7:30am-10:00am Registration Table open
  • 9:00am- General Session. Opening Remarks/Welcome
  • 9:15am- Keynote- Quality Work Practices
  • 10:15am- Break in Atrium area
  • 10:30- Asphalt Paving Best Practices
  • 12:00pm- Lunch
  • 1:00pm – Afternoon Breakout Sessions-
  • 2:45pm- Break in Atrium Area
  • 3:15- Afternoon Breakout Sessions Continue
  • 5:00pm- Adjourn for the day
  • 5:00-6:00pm- Social hour in Atrium area

Thursday February 26, 2015

  • 7:00am-8:00am- Breakfast
  • 8:00am- General Session/Opening Remarks
  • 8:15am- Appreciating customers and clients– Building and maintaining a good working relationship
  • 9:30am- Work zone Safety
  • 10:30am- Break in Atrium
  • 10:45am- Most interesting projects completed in 2014
  • New Technology, Trials/Tribulations/ What’s on the horizon
  • 12:00pm- Adjourn, Door prizes

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Breakout Tracks

Please select which training tracks you are interested in attending. Tracks run concurrently so please indicate which you plan on attending. For multiple registrations, please mark the number of individuals attending each track in the designated location.


Track A: Optimizing Lab & Field Operations

  • Quality Management
  • Changes in Asphalt Specs

Track B: Asphalt Plant Operations

  • Optimizing Operations
  • Energy Management

Track C: Urban Design and Construction

  • Identifying Proper Rehab Methods
  • Ensuring Long Lasting Pavements

Second Afternoon Breakout Session - 3:15pm-5:00pm

Track A: Optimizing Lab & Field Operations

  • Field Inspection
  • How Quality Control can Ensure quality pavements

Track B: Asphalt Plant Operations

  • Running High Recycle Mixes
  • Baghouse Management

Track C: Urban Design and Construction

  • PaveExpress Tutorial
  • Design your own pavement

Payment Instructions