AWPA e-Newsletter: June 2024

 

Current Standards Activity

The deadline for proposals for the Fall 2024 cycle is July 3, 2024. If submitting a proposal, you must contact AWPA Staff (email to email@awpa.com ) well in advance of the deadline to request opening of a work item on the Standards Development Platform for the standard or section thereof you plan to reaffirm or revise. All proposals received by the deadline and accepted after staff review will be considered during AWPA's Fall Technical Committee Meetings which will take place September 15-19, 2024 in Austin,Texas.

STANDARDS SCHEDULED FOR AUTOMATIC WITHDRAWAL

All AWPA Preservative/Protectant standards must be reaffirmed within five years of the latest adoption or reaffirmation year. The following AWPA “P” standards will be automatically withdrawn if not reaffirmed this year: P24, P32, P38, P40, P42. Note that reaffirmation of “P” standards requires submission of performance data – please consult Guidance Document I for additional information.

All other classes of standards must be revised or, if no revisions are needed, reaffirmed within five years of the latest adoption, revision, or reaffirmation year. The following standards will be automatically withdrawn if not revised or reaffirmed this year: A4*, A12*, A15*, A19*, A35*, A51*, A85*, A86*, A92*, M2*.

*Indicates standards with open work items.

2024 AWPA Book of Standards

The 2024 AWPA Book of Standards is available for purchase! 

As a non-profit standards development organization, the proceeds from Book of Standards sales provide much-needed funding for our standards development process. 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. The new 2024 edition is available in two versions:

A 692-page printed book which may be purchased online at the AWPA Store, or by mail or fax.

A searchable online version which requires a paid subscription for access. Single-user and multi-user subscriptions are available for purchase through the AWPA store subscription page. After purchase, standards may be accessed online through the AWPA Standards Library.


Current Standards Activity

The deadline for proposals for the Fall 2024 cycle is July 3, 2024. If submitting a proposal, you must contact AWPA Staff (email to email@awpa.com ) well in advance of the deadline to request opening of a work item on the Standards Development Platform for the standard or section thereof you plan to reaffirm or revise. All proposals received by the deadline and accepted after staff review will be considered during AWPA's Fall Technical Committee Meetings which will take place September 15-19, 2024 in Austin,Texas.

STANDARDS SCHEDULED FOR AUTOMATIC WITHDRAWAL

All AWPA Preservative/Protectant standards must be reaffirmed within five years of the latest adoption or reaffirmation year. The following AWPA “P” standards will be automatically withdrawn if not reaffirmed this year: P24, P32, P38, P40, P42. Note that reaffirmation of “P” standards requires submission of performance data – please consult Guidance Document I for additional information.

All other classes of standards must be revised or, if no revisions are needed, reaffirmed within five years of the latest adoption, revision, or reaffirmation year. The following standards will be automatically withdrawn if not revised or reaffirmed this year: A4, A12, A15, A19, A35, A51, A85, A86, A92, M2.

Fall Technical Meeting

Register now to attend the 2024 Fall Technical Committee Meetings at the Courtyard Marriott Austin Downtown, this September 15-19, 2024. Hotel reservations and registration instructions for the meeting are found on the meeting web page. A schedule will be posted after the proposal deadline and after committee officers have provided agendas and meeting time estimates - we anticipate the schedule will be available by mid-July. We look forward to seeing you there!

2025 BoS Photo Contest

We are having a photo contest for the cover of the 2025 Book of Standards! Please let us know if you are interested in participating and we will send you the contest rules and release form. The winning photo will be featured on the cover of the printed version of the 2025 Book of Standards, as well as on the AWPA website and on printed materials.

The subject of the photo should be wood preservation and/or the wood protection industry as a whole. Any identifiable people in the photo will need to sign release forms as well.

This is a great way to get exposure (pun intended) for your creative talents.

Please send us an email to inform us of your interest in the contest (email@awpa.com) - deadline to submit photos will be December 31st!

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the following AWPA members and friends. We extend our sincere condolences to their family, freidns and business associates.

Walter O. Osterman, passed away earlier in 2024, he was a respected AWPA member for many years, and served as an Executive Committee Member from 1981-1983

New AWPA Members

Congratulations and welcome to our newest members!

Jukka Ala-Viikari, International ThermoWood Association
Mark Larsen, Anchor QEA, Inc

Industry Employment Opportunity

Please note and share the following employment opportunity for a Business Manager - Performance Formulation Solutions with UFP Industries:

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3931144733/

Nominations: AWPA Officers & Award of Merit

AWPA Officers, Executive Committee, and Nominating Committee: In the next few months, AWPA members will be nominating individuals to serve as Officers, Executive Committee Members, or Nominating Committee Members for the 2025/2026 term. If you know of an eligible AWPA member that would serve AWPA well in these positions, please contact Nominating Committee Chair Jim Healey or you may submit the nomination directly to AWPA.

AWPA Award of Merit: Also, the deadline for nominations for the 2025 Award of Merit is December 1, 2024. Please consult the Award of Merit Policy and submit your nomination of a worthy individual to AWPA.

Upcoming AWPA Meetings

  • Summer 2024 Executive Committee Meeting
    Grand Rapids, MI / August 21, 2024

  • AWPA Fall Technical Meeting
    Austin, TX / September 15-19, 2024

 

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