Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM PDT
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Sophie You, Member Services Manager 
California Asphalt Pavement Association 

We're serious about offering high-quality technical training classes; we expect you to take them seriously, too

Registration for CalAPA classes  must be completed in advance and on-line, and payment must be received prior to admittance. As a non-profit trade association, CalAPA must be protected from losses on events. Therefore, cancellations must be received at least 72 hours prior to the date of a class or event  to receive a refund. Substitutes are always welcome.



Understanding Caltrans Section 39 HMA Specifications


You asked and we listened. You want a simple yet affordable training opportunity for pavement engineers, technicians and others who need to know about the most influential asphalt specification in California, published by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). With that in mind, CalAPA is pleased to offer a 90-minute seminar on the most important information you need to know about Section 39 (Hot Mix Asphalt) of the Caltrans Standard Specifications. This class will be led by Brandon Milar, P.E., CalAPA's Director of Technical Services, an experienced materials engineer who has worked closely with Caltrans on various revisions of the specification over the past 20 years. A member of the executive committee of the Caltrans-industry Pavement & Materials Partnering Committee, Milar brings valuable perspective to this timely seminar. Fasten your seat belts! We’ll pack a lot of information into 90 minutes, and there will be some valuable handouts to take away for future reference. There also will be live polls and ample time for questions from class attendees.   What you don't know can cost you!

Milar (pictured) is a noted expert in the asphalt pavement industry, having worked in the public and private sector, and is nationally known as a subject-matter expert on aspahlt pavements. He was recently recognized by Caltrans for his work on the new Caltrans pavement smoothness specification.

The class will provide an overview of the Caltrans Standard Specifciaton for asphalt paving. This course covers the specifciation layout, the key materials and construction requirements for paving projects, and the most recent changes to these Standards. Milar will also provide insight into other Caltrans sources for additional information and guidance.

NOTE: This class will be delivered in remote "LIVE STREAM WEBINAR" format only. There will be no in-person class location.  Participants will be able to ask questions and have them answered during the webinar. A link to participate in the class remotely via computer will be sent separately to all registrants. All attendees will also receive via e-mail an electronic certificate of completion documenting that they have completed one (1) Professional Development Hours (PDH) of technical instruction. All participants will also receive an electronic copy of a handy refence book, which includes copies of all slides, a list of acronyms, glossary of terms and more.

Who should attend? This class is ideal for engineers working in the public and private sectors who must participate int he design, construction, inspection and acceptance of asphalt pavement projects, plus  contractors, materials technicians, lab personnel, inspectors others who care about delivering a quality paving job.

On-line registration is required and must be completed by clicking on the "Register Now" button below. A link to participate in this webinar will be sent in a follow-up note. For registration questions, please contact Sophie You of CalAPA at (916) 791-5044. Questions about course content can be directed to CalAPA Director of Technical Services Brandon Milar, P.E., at (916) 791-5044.




PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT: The California Asphalt Pavement Association has met the standards  and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) for registered civil engineers and land surveyors, and is an approved regional provider for the West Region (AZ, CO, ID, NM, MT, UT, NV, WY, AK, CA, HI, OR & WA). RCEP is a comprehensive registry of continuing education providers that have demonstrated adherence to high-qualIty, effective practices in the development and delivery of professional education activities for engineers and surveyors. Credit earned upon completion of this program will be reported to RCEP.net. Certificates of Completion will be issued to all participants via the  RCEP.net on-line system. These certificates for credit are separate from the certificate of completion issued to all attendees by CalAPA. Complaints regarding RCEP registered providers may be addressed to RCEP at 1015 15th St., NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005, or via the RCEP website at: www.RCEP.net .

Brandon Milar