AWPA e-Newsletter: January 2024


AWPA's 120th Annual Meeting

AWPA's 120th Annual Meeting takes place in Portland, Maine, April 29-May 1, 2024. For more information and details about the Annual Meeting, hotel reservation instructions, and a early draft schedule of events, visit the 120th Annual Meeting WebpageRegister prior to March 17, to recieve the pre-registration discount!

The Annual Meeting will take place at the Westin Portland Harborview, located with a beautiful view of the Portland harbor. With its heady mixture of artistic and outdoor adventure, Portland is stylish and sophisticated, genuine and welcoming—a place where modern marvels mingle with maritime history.

The AWPA will also be hosting an amazing spouse/guest tour, the Hacker's Classic Golf Tournament, and Pickler's Prance 5K Fun Run/Walk. We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone in Portland!

If you Chair a Task Group and would like to meet at the Annual Meeting, please notify prior to March 22, 2024.

The AWPA Office Has Moved

The AWPA office has moved from Birmingham, AL to the greater Orlando area in Florida. The office phone number remains the same. The office is now in Eastern Time, so please bear that in mind for all submission deadlines.

2430 US Highway 27
STE #330-223
Clermont, Fl 34714
(205) 733-4077

Thank You 2023 BoS Purchasers!

The AWPA Executive Committee would like to thank those who continue to support the objects and purposes of AWPA by purchasing the complete Book of Standards directly from AWPA. The AWPA Standards are the culmination of the expertise and consensus of the AWPA Technical Committees. They guide and govern the wood protection industry, as well as provide credible, valuable information to specifiers and end-users of treated wood. Revenue from Book of Standards sales is a major source of funding to the Association for its standards development work.

Click here to download a listing of those who purchased Books of Standards directly from AWPA in 2023. Again, many thanks to those who support our standards development process!

2024/2025 General Election

Initial ballot notices for the election of AWPA Officers, Executive Committee members, and Nominating Committee members for 2024-2025 have been e-mailed to each AWPA member. If you are an AWPA member in good standing and did not receive a ballot by e-mail, please let us know and we will make sure you're on the distribution list. Remember, ballots must be received on or before Friday, April 12, 2024 to be counted.

Help Our Students Attend the Annual Meeting

Each year, AWPA covers travel costs for university students to attend the Annual Meeting and present their research to the Association through the AWPA Student Travel Fellowship Award. The award is funded through the generosity of many individuals and organizations. Please consider helping AWPA develop and maintain these students’ interest in wood protection by contributing to the Student Travel Fellowship Fund. You may contribute during the Annual Meeting Registration process, make a donation online, send a check to AWPA (designated for the Student Travel Fellowship) or request an invoice from AWPA.

AWPA Membership Renewal

Have you renewed your AWPA membership for 2024? Membership renewals are underway, and you can log into the AWPA Member Portal to renew online. Once you're logged in, you will see a bell with a red circle in the top right corner. Move your mouse over this and click the Renew Membership option to start the renewal process. If you prefer to renew by fax or mail, please let us know and we will be glad to send you a printable invoice.

2024 Regular Membership Dues are $310.
Be sure to renew by March 31st to ensure that you continue to receive the benefits of AWPA membership.

If you're not currently an AWPA member, please consider applying for membership. For more information visit the "Why should I join AWPA?" page on our website.

2024 AWPA Sponsorship Enrollment

In addition to membership dues and publication sales, AWPA relies heavily upon voluntary contributions from organizations that support AWPA's objects and purposes. Through our Organizational Sponsorship Program, AWPA recognizes its sponsors at meetings, on the website, in publications, and in other printed materials. If your organization is an AWPA Sponsor in 2023, your organization's sponsorship contact person will have already received a renewal notice by email. If your organization did not receive a renewal notice, please let us know and we will send you one. Sponsorships may also be purchased in the AWPA web store. If you are not currently a sponsor and you're able to support AWPA financially, please visit the "become a sponsor" web page.

Current Standards Activity

The deadline for proposals for the Fall 2024 cycle is July 3, 2023. If submitting a proposal, you must contact AWPA Staff (email to 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.


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.

New AWPA Members

Congratulations and welcome to our newest members!

Daniel Goodine - Marwood, LTD
Michelle Ciardi - AWPA
Leo Bukosky - Bochemie
Joshua Smith - Exo
Timm Locke - WWPI
Dustin Clary - ThermaWood Technologies
Chris Horvath - Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc.

2023 AWPA Book of Standards

Have you updated your copies of the AWPA Book of Standards? 
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. If you don’t have the 2023 edition, your standards are already outdated! This edition is available in two versions:

A 688-page printed book which may be purchased online at the AWPA Store, or by mail or fax. Click here to download a printable order form.

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.

Standard Reference Materials

Completed by Technical Committee P-5 in October 2023, sets of copper treated wood Standard Reference Materials are now available for purchase in the AWPA web store. Each set contains 12 levels of copper treatment ranging from 0.000% to 1.423% copper by weight and are intended for use in the calibration of XRF instruments. The cost is $300 for non-members, or $150 for AWPA members (who must log in to purchase at the member price).

Upcoming AWPA Meetings

  • Spring 2024 Executive Committee Meeting
    Portland, Maine / April 28, 2024

  • 120th AWPA Annual Meeting
    Portland, Maine / April 29-May 2, 2024

  • Summer 2024 Executive Committee Meeting
    Grand Rapids, MI / August 22. 2024

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


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