AWPA e-Newsletter: July 2022


Fall 2022 Standards Activity

The deadline for proposals for the Fall 2022 cycle is July 13, 2022. If submitting a proposal, you must contact AWPA Staff well in advance of the deadline to request the 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 25-29, 2022 in Providence, Rhode Island.

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 The following AWPA “P” standards will be automatically withdrawn if not reaffirmed this year: P37 and P59.

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 The following standards will be automatically withdrawn if not revised or reaffirmed this year: HSC, HSF, A13, A14, A20, A22, A37, A52, A53, A54, A55, A57, A58, A59, A60, A61, A62, A63, A66, M19, M26, E1, and E15.

All standards listed above currently have a work item open and are under review.

2022 Fall Technical Committee Meetings

Register now to attend the Fall Technical Committee Meetings which will take place at the Omni Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, September 25-29, 2022. You can view the most up-to-date information about the meetings, make hotel reservations, and register for the meetings by visiting the 2022 Fall Technical Committee Meetings webpage.

Task Group Chairs: As a reminder, no task group meetings will be scheduled during the week of Committee meetings. Please be sure to complete your Task Group work well in advance of the meeting, submit minutes to the Technical Committee you're responsible to, and be prepared to provide a brief report during the Committee meetings.

2022 AWPA Book of Standards

Have you updated your copies of the 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 If you don’t have the 2022 edition, your standards are already outdated! This edition is available in two versions:

A hefty 686-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 subscription portal. After purchase, standards may be accessed online through the AWPA Standards Library.

Nominations for AWPA Officers & Award of Merit

In the next few months, AWPA members will be nominating individuals to serve as Officers, Executive Committee Members, or Nominating Committee Members. If you know of an eligible AWPA member that would serve AWPA well in these positions, please contact Nominating Committee Chair Kim Merritt or you may submit the nomination directly to AWPA. Also, the deadline for nominations for the 2023 Award of Merit is December 1, 2022. Please consult the Award of Merit Policy and submit your nomination of a worthy individual to AWPA.

New AWPA Members

Congratulations and welcome to our newest members!

Steve Bryant - Stella-Jones Corporation
Holly Hennagin - 
Smartfume Co
Jeff Keller - 
Western Wood Preservers Institute
Kimberly Pennie - 
Sheldon Shi 
University of North Texas

Position Openings

University of Idaho is offering two Graduate Research Assistantship positions at the PhD level. The successful candidates will be involved in a USDA funded project that aims to improve durability and fire resistance of wood products. This is a highly interdisciplinary research project and successful candidates at the PhD level are expected to hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree related to the proposed topics of the study, preferably in wood science/products, agricultural/biological engineering, chemical engineering, materials science & engineering, chemistry, or closely related disciplines. The target starting date is in the Spring semester 2023. To apply, please send 1) a cover letter, 2) resume/CV, and 3) contact information of two professional references by email as a single PDF file with a tittle of “PhD application _Spring 2023 & your last name” to Dr. Lili Cai (

Mississippi State University is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. at the time of appointment from an accredited institution of higher learning in either Wood Science / Forest- Bio-Products or an allied scientific discipline. The successful candidate is expected to conduct independent and extramurally funded research in softwood and hardwood lumber valuation and improvement, lumber standards, composites, engineered wood, durability, or some combination thereof. Incumbent will work with forest products industries, associations, organizations, other universities, and federal laboratories in the region and the nation to assist in researching and developing basic and applied technology. Incumbent will be expected to build a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program. For more information on this position, please visit

East Coast Flameproof is seeking a Plant Manager for its plant in Kinsale, Virginia. The candidate should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a treating facility or lumber yard and knowledge of wood science or wood technology. The candidate will be responsible for determining material and supply needs, reviewing and compiling reports, maintaining production standards and levels. The qualified candidate must be able to prioritize and multi-task, have strong attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines, as well as strong communication and inter-personal skills. Interested candidates can apply by sending their resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming AWPA Meetings

  • Summer Executive Committee Meeting
    Birmingham, Alabama / August 9, 2022

  • 2022 Fall Technical Committee Meetings
    Providence, Rhode Island / September 25-29, 2022
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