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.
2020 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 If you don’t have the 2020 edition, your standards are already outdated!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.
Organizational Sponsorship Enrollment
The 2021 Organizational Sponsorship enrollment period is open. 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.