Founded in 1904, the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) is
a non-profit organization which is responsible for promulgating
voluntary wood preservation standards. AWPA Standards are developed by
its technical committees in an open, consensus-based process that
involves individuals from all facets of wood preservation:
Producers of preservatives and preservative components; producers of
treated and untreated wood products; end users of treated wood;
engineers, architects and building code officials; government
entities, academia, and other groups with a general interest in wood
preservation. AWPA's Standards are universally specified for wood
preservation in the USA, and are recognized worldwide.
AWPA standards help ensure that treated
wood products perform satisfactorily for their intended use. They
are recognized and used by most, if not all, specifiers of treated
wood including electrical utility, marine, road and building
construction as well as by local, state and federal governments.
AWPA believes that an open, consensus
process is necessary to ensure development of technically competent,
credible standards. Membership in the Association is open to all
interested individuals. The standards development meetings are open
to all persons whether or not they are members of the Association.
TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHT: "AWPA", "American
Wood Protection Association", identifiers of AWPA Standards (e.g.,
U1, T1, M4, etc.), and Use Category designations (e.g., UC1, UC3B,
UC4A, etc.) are AWPA trademarks and the intellectual property of
AWPA and its Technical Committees. AWPA grants a
royalty-free license to use these trademarks on treated wood
products which fully meet AWPA Standards. The AWPA Standards
are copyrighted documents, and may not be reproduced without
permission from AWPA. Please
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