Events

MAPA’s 6th Annual Black to Basics Spring Training will be held February 20-21, 2019, in Columbia, MO. This year’s training will span two days and offer three different educational tracks: Field and Lab Operations, Asphalt Plant Operations, and Urban Design and Construction. This training is geared towards not just contractor staff, but also public works officials, city engineers, and consultants.

LCDR Chip Lutz, USN (Ret.) will begin Spring Training with his keynote address. LCDR Chip Lutz, USN(Ret), MSEd, CLL, is the President and founder of Unconventional Leader, LLC and has 30 years of solid leadership experience. A retired Navy Officer, he has had two command tours and also served as the Director of Security for Naval District Washington, DC during September 11th 2001. In that capacity, he was responsible for the safety and security of 25,000 people on 6 different Naval Installations in the National Capital Region during one of our Nations most trying times. Check out his website here, www.unconventionalleader.com.

This year’s training topics include:

Track A – Field & Lab Operations
Smooth & Compacted Headers/Bridge Transitions
IC/IR – Rolling Patterns/Truck Consistency/Plant Speed
Proper Tack Coat Application
Screed Operation Training
Effects of Additives
Paving Technology What’s New & Working
Distributor Maintenance
Smart Workzones – Flagerless Work Zones

Track B – Asphalt Plant Operations
Handling Recycled Materials Through the Plant
Adding Additives at the Plant
Chasing Volumetrics
Lab vs Plant Mixes
Seasonal Production Capabilities
Plant Safety
Safe Operations with Lock Out Tag Out in Maintenance
Routine Plant Maintenance/Component Maintenance

Track C – Urban Design & Construction
Mix Selection
Using the Right Specifications
Benefits of Using Recycling
Understanding Pavement Design
The Road Ahead – Fiber and Geogrid Reinforced Pavements
Pavement Management Resources
Superpave Overlay of Concrete City Streets
Maintaining Your Pavement
Life Cycle Cost

The Black to Basics Spring Training will be located in Columbia, MO at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. Room reservations can be made by calling (573) 445-8531. A block of rooms is reserved under PV9. Please make your reservations by February 15th to receive the group rate.

Where

Holiday Inn Executive Center Columbia, MO
2200 I-70 Drive S.W. Columbia, MO 65203

When

February 20-21, 2019

Registration

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Participant Registration Information - Registration for the Spring Training is $175.00/person.

Number of Registrants x $175.00 = Total

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.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

First Afternoon Breakout Session - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Track A: Field & Lab Operations

  • Smooth & Compacted Headers/Bridge Transitions – Jim Cunningham, AMI
  • IC/IR – Rolling Patterns/Truck Consistency/Plant Speed – TBD

Track B: Asphalt Plant Operations

  • Handling Recycled Materials Through the Plant – Mike Varner, Astec
  • Adding Additives at the Plant – Mike Varner, Astec
  • Chasing Volumetrics – Steve Jackson, P.E., N.B. West Contracting

Track C: Urban Design and Construction

  • Mix Selection – Joe Schroer, P.E., N.B. West Contracting
  • Using the Right Specifications – Brent Whitwell, P.E., Pace Construction
  • Benefits of Using Recycling – Andy LaPlante, Interstate Testing Services

Second Afternoon Breakout Session - 3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Track A: Field & Lab Operations

  • Proper Tack Coat Application – Richard Holesinger, Missouri Petroleum
  • Screed Operation Training – Keith Cole and Tom Travers, Carlson Paving Products
  • Effects of Additives – Vicki Woods, Ingevity

Track B: Asphalt Plant Operations

  • Lab vs Plant Mixes – Steve Jackson, P.E., N.B. West Contracting
  • Seasonal Production Capabilities – Brett Stanton, Superior Bowen

Track C: Urban Design and Construction

  • Understanding Pavement Design – Dr. Bill Buttlar, University of Missouri - Columbia
  • The Road Ahead – Fiber and Geogrid Reinforced Pavements – Joe Yaede, Pacific GeoSource
  • Pavement Management Resources – Brandon Atchison, MAPA

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Morning Breakout Session - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Track A: Field & Lab Operations

  • Paving Technology What’s New & Working – Susan Green, Caterpillar
  • Distributor Maintenance – Matt Pettit, Van Keppel
  • Smart Workzones – Flagerless Work Zones – Chris Edlemen, Site 2020

Track B: Asphalt Plant Operations

  • Plant Safety – Chet Reinle, Jeff Mitchell, Matt Mittendorf, Stansteel
  • Safe Operations with Lock Out Tag Out in Maintenance – Chet Reinle, Jeff Mitchell, Matt Mittendorf, Stansteel
  • Routine Plant Maintenance/Component Maintenance – Chet Reinle, Jeff Mitchell, Matt Mittendorf, Stansteel

Track C: Urban Design and Construction

  • Superpave Overlay of Concrete City Streets – Kyle Phillips, Herzog Contracting Corp
  • Maintaining Your Pavement – Gary Scheipeter, Cochran Engineering
  • Life Cycle Cost – Dan Staebell, Asphalt Pavement Alliance

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