MAPA’s 5th Annual Black to Basics Spring Training will be held February 22-23, 2018, in Columbia, MO. This year’s training will span two days and offer three different educational tracks. This training is geared towards not just contractor staff, but also public works officials, city engineers, and consultants.

We will begin our event with Keynote Speaker, Joel Goldberg. Joel has spent more than 20 years in television, developing and maintaining relationships with professional athletes, coaches, and team management. He has become a powerful public speaker and presenter, talking with groups about the networking principles he’s learned from his experiences of interviewing successful icons. Joel drives home a strong message of personal perseverance tailored to each and every audience and focuses on delivery impact for growth.

Hotel Reservations can be made by calling Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO at 573-445-8531 and using group code AP2. (Reserve your room by February 9, 2018 to receive group rate)


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


February 22-23, 2018


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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.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

First Afternoon Breakout Session–1:00pm-3:00pm

Track A: Field & Lab Operations

  • Intelligent Compaction for Operators: Getting Started – Susan Green, Caterpillar
  • How To Use Intelligent Compaction Data – Susan Green, Caterpillar

Track B: Asphalt Plant Operations

  • Overview of the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule – Mark Aaron, EPA
  • Baghouses and Emissions Control Equipment – Mike Varner, Astec

Track C: Urban Design and Construction

  • What is Porous Asphalt Pavement and Success Stories - Andy LaPlante, Interstate Testing Services
  • Pavement Design: Designing Pavement Layers with PaveXpress - Dan Staebell, Asphalt Pavement Alliance

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

Track A: Field & Lab Operations

  • FHWA Increased Density Initiative – Dan Oesch, MoDOT and Brent Whitwell, Pace Construction
  • Tack Coat Best Practices – Brian Horner, E.D. Etnyre

Track B: Asphalt Plant Operations

  • Storm Water Management at Plants – TBD, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Application in HMA Operations – Mike Varner, Astec

Track C: Urban Design and Construction

  • Thin Asphalt Overlays: Success Story and Review – Steve Jackson P.E., N.B. West Contracting
  • Paving Geosynthetics: Selection and Application – Richard Holesinger P.E., Missouri Petroleum

Friday, February 23, 2018

Morning Breakout Session–8:00am-10:00am

Track A: Field & Lab Operations

  • Milling for Smoothness – Matt Pettit, Van Keppel
  • Infrared Temperature Scanning for Operations – Joey Farrell, Jobsite Technologies

Track B: Asphalt Plant Operations

  • Asphalt Plants TBD – Michael Knight, CMI
  • Confined Space Training – Bill McDonald, OSHA Area Director – St. Louis

Track C: Urban Design and Construction

  • Pavement Management: Thinlay – Dan Staebell, Asphalt Pavement Alliance
  • Pavement Management Plan and Discussion Panel - Brad Temme, City of St. Charles

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