NAPA Webinars: Calculating Road User, Crash Mitigation, and Local Business Impact Costs from Maintenance and Roadway Reconstruction
One of the key differentiating attributes of asphalt is its speed of construction. To quantify this benefit, the National Asphalt Pavement Association's Pavement Economics Committee (PEC) funded a research project that is the first nationally-transferable, comprehensive, and inclusive set of data quantifying the costs of traffic delay, work zone crashes, and interruptions to local business operations.
On October 18, NAPA hosted a webinar taught by Auburn University's Dr. Jeff LaMondia. In that webinar, Dr. LaMondia discussed the first-of-its-kind research that looked to quantify the impacts associated with asphalt’s speed of construction.
On November 15, NAPA will host a second webinar. In this webinar, Dr. Lamondia will educate participants on an Excel workbook that is customizable to location, road type, and season. This tool can, quickly and in a statistically significant manner, calculate the impacts of construction and run scenarios to improve.
The webinar will cover the following:
- Interact with Auburn's Excel tool to quantify project specific costs.
- Understand ways to highlight the data’s results to gain a competitive advantage.
Learn from Auburn University’s Dr. LaMondia about the team’s research and results highlighted through a case study.