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MAPA’s 7th Annual Black to Basics Spring Training will be held February 27-28, 2020, 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 Benefits of Asphalt Design and Construction. This training is geared towards not just contractor staff, but also public works officials, city engineers, and consultants.

Keynote Speaker:
Mitch Holthus has been the “Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs” since 1994. He is the longest tenured play-by-play “voice” in franchise history. In addition to his play-by-play duties, Holthus also hosts the “Minute With Mitch” television series that is seen and heard in five states. Holthus also hosts the “Chiefs Insider” television show. Following the NFL season, Holthus is a television play-by-play talent for selected college basketball games.

His talents have been featured on ESPN, FOX, and other national outlets. He is the number one announcer for the Missouri Valley Conference. He received the prestigious John Sanders ‘Spirit of the Valley’ award in 2007.

For 13 years, Holthus was the play-by-play voice of the Kansas State Wildcats of the Big 12 Conference. He has been named “Kansas Sportscaster of the Year” eight times. He has also been named the top play-by-play sportscaster in Kansas nine times by the Kansas Association Broadcasters. In 1996, he was awarded the Hod Humiston Award of Excellence in Kansas Sportscasting. As a result, he is the youngest sportscaster in Kansas’s history to receive every major sportscasting award. For 10 years, Holthus was also the sales manager of the Wildcat Sports Network. He currently owns his own company that features talent, marketing and motivational services.

General Session

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
Drones in Construction
Technology’s Impact on Productivity
 

Track A – Field & Lab Operations

  • eRoutes
  • Intelligent Compaction
  • Effects of Recycled Materials in Asphalt Field & Lab Operations
  • Practical Approach to Managing Density
  • Balanced Mix Design Testing & Equipment
  • Surface Preparation
  • Little Things, BIG Results – Paver Setup Maintenance & Planning

Track B – Asphalt Plant Operations

  • Asphalt Plant Safety
  • Unloading Hot Oil & Distributors – Safety
  • Baghouse Operation & Maintenance
  • Material Storage, Handling, & Delivery
  • Habits of Highly Effective Producers
  • Asphalt Content & Gradation Problems

Track C – Benefits of Asphalt Design and Construction

  • Asset Management Plan
    Specifying Asphalt for Success
    Asphalt Parking Lot Guide
  • Asphalt Sustainability
  • Best Practices for Paving Small Parking Lots
  • Pavement Distresses
  • How Asphalt Timeline Improves Construction
  • Pavement Maintenance Strategies
 
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 APF.
 

Where

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

When

February 27-28, 2020

Registration

Registration Form:

Company/Agency Information:

Participant Registration Information - Registration for the Spring Training is $200.00/person.

Number of Registrants x $200.00 = 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 27, 2020

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

Track A: Field & Lab Operations

  • eRoutes – Todd Mansell, Caterpillar
  • Intelligent Compaction - Topcon Solutions
  • Effects of Recycled Materials in Asphalt Field & Lab Operations – Scott Quire, Bluegrass Testing Laboratory

Track B: Asphalt Plant Operations

  • Asphalt Plant Safety – Jerry Neels & Travis Vickers, Emery Sapp and Sons
  • Unloading Hot Oil & Distributors – Safety – Chad Odle, Coastal Energy Corporation

Track C: Benefits of Asphalt Design and Construction

  • Asset Management Plan – Brad Temme, City of St. Charles
  • Specifying Asphalt for Success – Steve Jackson, N.B. West Contracting
  • Asphalt Parking Lot Guide - TBD

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

Track A: Field & Lab Operations

  • Practical Approach to Managing Density – Todd Mansell, Caterpillar
  • Balanced Mix Design Testing & Equipment – Scott Quire, Bluegrass Testing Laboratory

Track B: Asphalt Plant Operations

  • Baghouse Operation & Maintenance - TBD
  • Material Storage, Handling, & Delivery – Mike Huner, Huner Consulting, LLC

Track C: Benefits of Asphalt Design and Construction

  • Asphalt Sustainability – Dan Staebell, Asphalt Pavement Alliance
  • Best Practices for Paving Small Parking Lots – Dan Staebell, Asphalt Pavement Alliance

Friday, February 28, 2020

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

Track A: Field & Lab Operations

  • Surface Preparation – Mike Huner, Huner Consulting, LLC
  • Little Things, BIG Results – Paver Setup Maintenance & Planning – Todd Mansell, Caterpillar

Track B: Asphalt Plant Operations

  • Habits of Highly Effective Producers – TJ Young, T2ASCO LLC
  • Asphalt Content & Gradation Problems – TJ Young, T2ASCO LLC

Track C: Benefits of Asphalt Design and Construction

  • Pavement Distresses – Joe Schroer, N.B. West Contracting
  • How Asphalt Timeline Improves Construction – TBD
  • Pavement Maintenance Strategies – Mike Huner, Huner Consulting, LLC

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