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.
The 2020 AWPA Book of Standards is now available!
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 If you don’t have the 2020 edition, your standards are already outdated! This edition is available as a hefty 674-page printed book, a searchable read-only USB drive, or a printed book/USB combination.
2020 Fall Technical Committee Meetings: September 20-24
Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the AWPA Fall Technical Committee Meetings which will be held September 20-24, 2020 in beautiful and historic Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Hotel Eldorado. Registration information will be available in June, and hotel reservations instructions will be provided as soon as they are available. Due to the cancellation of the Annual Meeting in April, there will be a special "Annual Meeting Business Session" during the Fall Meetings which will include various Executive Committee reports, presentation of the Award of Merit, and installation of officers for 2020-2021.
AWPA Membership Renewal
It's time to renew your AWPA membership! Be sure to renew by May 15 to avoid suspension of membership privileges. Current AWPA members need to first log into the AWPA Members’ store then click on “Membership Renewal” under “Categories” on the left-hand side of the page. If you’ve forgotten your online store password, click here to reset your password. If you are not currently an AWPA member, please consider applying for membership.
Organizational Sponsorship Enrollment
The 2020 Organizational Sponsorship enrollment period has closed, but click here to learn more about sponsoring AWPA. An organizational sponsor may be any organization that supports the AWPA consensus standards development process through the participation of one or more employees or associates as AWPA Members. They understand the value of AWPA to the industry and to users of treated wood products, and choose to support AWPA by providing additional funding to the Association as an organizational sponsor.