About AWPA

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 contact us if additional information is required.



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