107th Annual Meeting

May 15-17, 2011 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA


Getting to Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is served by the Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL), which offers hundreds of commercial flights per day on all major airlines from 55 non-stop destinations. Make your reservations early to get the best fares, although our experience has been that the lowest fares tend to be available between 21 and 28 days prior to your expected travel date. The airport is located 6 miles southwest of the hotel (about a 15-minute ride in a taxi). Rental cars and public transportation are also available at the airport. For those of you driving to Fort Lauderdale, you can get there via I-75 or I-95.

Hotel Reservations
The meeting will take place at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, located at 3030 Holiday Drive, right on the Atlantic Ocean. This year’s meeting promises something for everyone. 

Spouse/Guest Program
On Monday, participants will be whisked away to an undisclosed location for an "Iron Chef" style cooking competition, with assistance from South Florida's most talented chefs. The group will be divided into teams and will compete for the title of AWPA's top chef! You'll eat what you cook, so bring your culinary "A game". On Tuesday, take a leisurely land 'n' sea tour of Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America. See the homes of the rich and famous by boat, then see everything else Fort Lauderdale has to offer by private coach. We've made sure that you'll have plenty of time on your own to relax at the beach, go shopping, indulge in a spa treatment, or enjoy the beachfront atmosphere.

The Hacker's Classic - our 2011 Golf Event
The Jacaranda Golf Club West Course in Plantation, Florida has been chosen to host the AWPA 2011 Hackers Classic Golf Tournament on Sunday, May 15, 2011. We selected Jacaranda because of its new Tif-Dwarf luxurious putting surfaces, tightly manicured collection areas, plush emerald green fairways and bunkering designed to entice the risk-reward golfer. The Club recently invested $10 million in creating a “living works of landscape art” theme while retaining a championship caliber. The course is a home for the Nationwide Qualifying Tour for professional golfers, yet is exceptionally kind to lady golfers. The Hackers Classic Tournament will follow a scramble format, with prizes abound.

Pickler's Prance 5K Fun Run/Walk
The 2011 Pickler’s Prance 5K Fun Run/Walk will take participants on a tour of beautiful Fort Lauderdale and the beachfront walk. The event will begin on the morning of Sunday, May 15. There is no charge for the event, but you must register to participate.

Suppliers Showcase
The Suppliers Showcase is a great way to make potential customers aware of your products and services at a very reasonable price. The Suppliers Showcase is normally held in conjunction with coffee breaks for a more comfortable, inviting interaction with potential sales contacts. We intentionally limit the number of spaces to maximize your opportunities to meet the people who need your products.

Current Suppliers Include:

Ametek Process Instruments

Applied Rigaku Technologies

Eco Chemical, Inc



OMI Industries

Oxford Instruments

Wood Care Systems


Things to See and Do in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is one of the top tourist destinations in the U.S. because of its golden beaches, along with casual chic dining opportunities and abundant nightlife. For more information on what to do in Fort Lauderdale, go to the Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitor’s Bureau website.


Schedule of Events
General Chair: Jeff Morrell

Program Chair: Ken Laughlin


Saturday, May 14

10:30 am to 11:00 am - Committee on Committees Meeting

11:00 am to 3:00 pm - Executive Committee Meeting

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Registration Desk Open


Sunday, May 15

8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Registration Desk Open

8:00 am - Pickler’s Prance 5K Fun Run/Walk (Meet in the Hotel Lobby at the Main Entrance)

8:00 am - The 2011 AWPA "Hacker's Classic" Golf Tournament (Meet at the golf club by 8:00 am for a shotgun start)

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Green Building Workshop: "Life Cycle Analysis, Carbon Accounting, and Environmental Product Declarations - What's It All About?" Presented by Dr. Jim Bowyer, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota

Task Group Meetings:

3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm - T-2 Lumber Retailers TG

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm - P-9 Acetylated Wood TG

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm - T-7 Quality Control TG

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Southern Pressure Treaters Association Meeting

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm - President's Reception


Monday, May 16

8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Registration Desk Open

8:30 am to 10:15 am - Opening Session

  • Welcome
  • Award of Merit Recognition: Dr. Stan Lebow, USDA Forest Products Laboratory
  • Recognition of Sponsors
  • General Committee Reports
  • President's & Vice President's Addresses
  • Keynote Address: A 21st Century Assessment of the U.S. Wood Products Sector and Treated Wood Industry, presented by Dr. Jim Bowyer, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota

10:15 am to 10:30 am - Business Session

10:30 am to 10:45 am - Coffee Break / Supplier's Showcase

11:00 am to 2:30 pm - Spouse Tour - Iron Chef Competition

10:45 am to 12:15 pm - Technical Session 1: Green Building - How Wood Treatment is Currently Approaching this Developing Market for Wood Products, Moderated by Huck Devenzio, Arch Wood Protection

  • Green Buildings -Purpose, Progress, Primary Rating Systems, and Status if any of Treated Wood in Credits - Russell Richardson, Southern Forest Products Association
  • Forest Certification Schemes - Choices, the Reasons for Certification, LEED Status of Treated Wood and the Usefulness of Getting CoC Certification - Jason Metnick, SFI
  • Green Certification Programs for Treated Wood Products - Gary Converse, Osmose Inc.

1:30 pm to 5:00 pm - Technical Session 2: Colley/Hartford Memorial Lecture and Research Symposium, Moderated by Pascal Kamdem, Michigan State University

  • The 2011 Colley/Hartford Memorial Lecture is entitled : Molecular Analyses of Microbes that Colonize Wood, Presented by Susan V. Diehl, Mississippi State University
  • Research Symposium Topics Include:
  • GC-MS Analysis of Extractives of Naturally Durable Wood - G.T. Kirker*, S. Lebow, and C.A. Clausen, US Forest Products Laboratory
  • Survey of Marine Borer Attack in Florida and Hawaii - Glenn Larkin, Erik D. Keranen, and Peter E. Laks,* Michigan Tech
  • Compatibility of Coatings and Carbon-Based Wood Preservatives - Rod Stirling, FPInnovations
  • Effect of Sapwood/Heartwood, Growth Rate, Grain Orientation, Juvenile Wood, and Moisture Content on the Treatability of Southern Pine Dimension Lumber with Two Commercial Copper Preservatives - Tor P. Schultz* and Darrel D. Nicholas, Mississippi State University
  • XRF Analytical Microscopy as a Quality Control Tool for Treated Wood - Paul Walcheski*, Lehong Jin and Alan Preston, Viance, LLC
  • Influence of Biodiesel Co-solvent on the Efficacy of Copper Naphthenate - Camille Freitag* and J.J. Morrell, Oregon State University
  • Update on Regulatory Initiatives Regarding Nanosubstances - Jeffrey R. Ellis, Consultant
  • Field Treating Timber Bridge Components - H.M. Barnes*, T.L. Amburgey and M.G. Sanders, Mississippi State University
  • New Approaches for Treated Wood Surface Evaluation, Christoph Schauwecker*, Andrew Zahora & Alan Preston, Viance, LLC
  • Observed Relationships Between Wood Density and Solution Uptake During Pressure Treatment - Steve Halverson and Stan Lebow*, US Forest Products Laboratory
  • Effect of Radial Drilling and Deep Incising on Flexural Properties of Douglas-fir Poles - Jeffrey Morrell* and Milo Clauson, Oregon State University
  • Bio-availability and Form of Copper in Copper Based Preservatives Treated Wood - Swati Dhyani and D.P. Kamdem*, Michigan State University

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Technical Forum Poster Session & Reception - Coordinated by Christoph Schauwecker, Viance, LLC, View Abstracts

  • Evaluating the Mechanical Properties of Fire Retardant Treated Oriented Strandboard - Joe Hill, H.M. Barnes, J.E. Winandy
  • Preservative-treated Wood: A Responsible Consumer Investment - Nathan E. Irby, T. Eric McConnell, Kevin W. Ragon
  • Enzymatic Significance of the Metabolic Mechanism of Oxalate in the TCA and Glyoxylate Pathways Based on Specific Isolates of the Copper-tolerant Brown-rot Basidiomycete, Antrodia radiculosa - Katie Jenkins, Susan V. Diehl, Carol Clausen
  • Investigating Novel Treatments of Wood Packaging Materials to Improve Current Phytosanitization Methods - Todd E. Johnson, Shane C. Kitchens
  • Susceptibility of Lumber Cut from Beetle-killed Southern Pine Trees to Subterranean Termite Attack - Nathan S. Little, John J. Riggins, Michael D. Ulyshen, Andy J. Londo, Tor P. Shultz
  • Calcium Carbonate Nanoparticle Impregnation of Cellulosic Natural Fiber for Polymer Composites - Jinshu Shi, Sheldon Q. Shi, Sangyeob Lee, H.M. Barnes
  • Effect of pH value on Chemical Components and Mechanical Properties of Thermally-modified Wood - Wang Wang, Jinzhen Cao, Futong Cui, Xing Wang
  • Effiect of Biodiesel on the Efficacy of Pentachlorophenol Treated Wood - Saeed Keshani Langroodi, Hamid Borazjani, Darrel D. Nicholas, Lynn Prewitt, Susan V. Diehl and Shane Kitchens
  • Copper Penetration of Three Pine Species Pressure Treated with Micronized Copper Azole (MCA) - John Rademacher and Pascal Kamdem
  • X-Ray Diffraction as an Analytical Tool for Micronized Copper Based Preservatives - Lei Wang and Pascal Kamdem
  • Copper Migration from Micronized Copper Preservative Treated Wood in Soil Contact: Effect of Soil pH - Lei Wang, Pascal Kamdem and S. Dhyani
  • Leach Resistance of Essential Oil Metabolites - Carol Clausen and Vina W. Yang
  • Metal and Fastener Corrosion in Treated Wood from an Electrochemical-Thermodynamic Standpoint - Mike H. Freeman and Paul Kovacs
  • Effect of Preservative Type and Gaff Type on Gaff Presentation - Curole, Wu, Shupe, Freeman


Tuesday, May 17

8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Registration Desk Open

8:45 am to 12:00 pm - Spouse Tour

8:15 am to 10:15 am - Technical Session 3: Non-traditional Wood Protection - Moderated by Adam Taylor, University of Tennessee

  • Standardization of Naturally Durable Wood Species - Paul Morris, FPInnovations; Peter Laks*, Michigan Tech; and Stan T. Lebow, Forest Products Laboratory
  • Thermal Modification: Where Can it Replace Treated Wood? - Dallin Brooks, Jartek/Tekmaheat
  • The Durability of Wood Plastic Composites - Adam Taylor, University of Tennessee
  • Heat-treated Wood: Myths and Reality - D. Pascal Kamdem, Michigan State University
  • Acetylated Wood - Matt Roberts, Accsys Technologies
  • Novel Methods for Achieving Penetration of Refractory Wood Species and Engineered Wood Products - Alan Ross, KopCoat, Inc.
  • Furfuylation for Wood Protection - Mike Freeman, Consultant

10:15 am to 10:30 am - Coffee Break / Supplier's Showcase

10:30 am to 12:30 noon - Technical Session 4 - Quality Control in Wood Treatment - Moderated by Scott Conklin, Universal Forest Products

  • The Statistics of Wood Assays - Patti Lebow, US Forest Products Laboratory
  • Impact of Third Party Sampling Compared to Plant Sampling on Variability - Scott Conklin, Universal Forest Products
  • SPC Programs for In-plant QC - Jake Munson, Universal Forest Products
  • A New Third Party System - Steve Shields, Arch Wood Protection
  • Panel Discussion - T7 QC Task Force Activities

1:30 pm to 3:15 pm - Technical Session 5 Industrial Treated Wood - Moderated by Norman Sedillo, Public Service of New Mexico

  • Common Questions and Concerns from Government Users of Industrial Treated Wood Products - Stan Lebow* and James Wacker, US Forest Products Laboratory
  • End of Life Management of Preserved Wood - Stephen Smith, AquaETer
  • In-situ Remediation of Hexavalent Chromium and Arsenic by Nano-scale Slurry - James Rouse*, C. Nancarrow, R. Christensen and S. Irvin
  • Recent Research and Technology Transfer at the RTA - James Gauntt, Railway Tie Association
  • TEC-CCA Hybrid Poles - Charles Faulds, Texas Electric Cooperative

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm - Coffee Break / Supplier's Showcase

3:30 pm to 4:45 pm - Technical Session 6 - General Topics - Moderated by Jeff Morrell, Oregon State University

  • WoodWorks: A Non-Residential Construction Partnership Model - Pat Schleisman, WoodWorks Southeast
  • Approving Innovative Building Products: ICC Evaluation Service, LLC and the International Building Codes - Michael O'Reardon, ICC-ES
  • Update on Standardized Field Trials with Micronized Copper - Craig R. McIntyre*, McIntyre Associates, and Mike Freeman

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm - Reception and Banquet

  • Reception (cash bar)
  • Installation of Officers
  • Golf Awards and Prizes
  • Pickler's Prance 5K Run/Walk Awards
  • Banquet
  • Entertainment


Wednesday, May 18

8:00 am to 11:00 am- Registration Desk Open

8:00 am to 12:00 noon - Technical Committee Meetings (note - committee meetings shall not begin before the posted start time, and may begin late if previous meetings run beyond their posted times.

8:00 am to 8:45 am - P-3 Oilborne and Creosote-based Preservatives

8:45 am to 10:00 am - P-5 Analytical Methods

10:00 am to 10:30 am - T-10 Millwork and Manufactured Wood Products

10:30 am to 11:30 am - T-7 Quality Control

11:30 am to 12:00 noon - T-1 Treatments Coordination

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