American Wood Protection Association
The American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) is a non-profit organization which promulgates voluntary wood preservation standards. AWPA Standards are developed by its technical committees in an ANSI accredited 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 seeks to improve the performance and longevity of sustainable wood products by developing competent, reliable, international standards through an open, consensus-based process, and to serve society as a resource for knowledge on all aspects of wood protection.
AWPA envisions a world that understands the value of the sustainable use of wood products and embraces consensus standards as a means to ensuring the responsible use of the most treasured natural renewable resource: Our forests.
2021 Fall Technical Committee Meetings
The 2021 Fall Technical Committee Meetings will take place September 27-29, 2021 in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Eldorado Hotel. Click here for the most current information pertaining to this important meeting. All committee members should make plans to attend AWPA's primary 2021 standards development event. Note that the Santa Fe Wine and Chile Festival is the preceding weekend, so you might choose to arrive a bit early to sample the New Mexico food and wine scene.
2021 AWPA Book of Standards
Did you know that most of the funding for AWPA’s standards development process comes from the sale of the AWPA Book of Standards? Every treating plant, laboratory, specifier, and inspector should have a current edition on-hand, so please be sure to purchase updated copies each year to help AWPA cover the cost of standards development. If you don’t have the 2021 edition, your standards are already outdated! This edition is available as a hefty 684-page printed book, a searchable read-only USB drive, or a printed book/USB combination.