101st Annual Meeting

May 15-17, 2005 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana USA


Where to Stay 
The Royal Sonesta Hotel is a Grand Hotel in the heart of the French Quarter. It is an AAA four-diamond hotel with all the convenience of a major, full-service property, and with all the charm of a boutique inn. You will enjoy two worlds: the excitement of the French Quarter and the peacefulness of their private tropical courtyard.

Things to See and Do in New Orleans
Planning your trip is half the fun. The New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitor's Bureau website is an excellent source for information on all there is to see and do in New Orleans.

Final Meeting Schedule

Saturday, May 14

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

9:00 am to 10:00 am: Committee on Committees Meeting

10:00 am to 5:00 pm: Executive Committee Meeting


Sunday, May 15

8:00 am: Pickler’s Prance 5K Fun Run/Walk – Meet in the Hotel lobby

9:00 am to 5:00 pm: Registration Desk Open

1:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Task Group Meetings


1:30 pm: P-4 Waterborne Copper Naphthenate Task Group

2:00 pm: P-5 PPZ/TEB HPLC method Task Group

3:00 pm: P-4 Impralit KDS Task Group


2:00 pm: Joint T-2/T-4 Task Group on Barrier Wraps

3:00 pm: T-8 Task Group on Zinc Borate Treated OSB and Siding

4:00 pm: Utility Users Task Group

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Meetings of Related Organizations

1:00 pm: Timber Piling Council

2:00 pm: Southern Pressure Treaters Association Meeting

4:00 pm: North American Wood Pole Council Meeting (for NAWPC Members)

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm: President’s Reception (Members, Guests, and Spouses – badge required)


Monday, May 16

7:00 am to 8:30 am: Association Coordination Meeting

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

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

  •  Welcome/President's Address—Scott Conklin
  •  Keynote Speaker—Dr. Patrick Moore
  •  N, P, and T General Committee Reports—Lehong Jin, Peter Laks, and Andrew Zahora
  •  2005 AWPA Award of Merit—Dr. Alan Preston
  •  First Vice President's Remarks—Bill Grimes

10:15 am: Spouse Tour and Luncheon—click here for an overview of the program.

10:45 am to 12:30 pm: Technical Session I

  • Implications for the Future of Treated Wood from the Perspective of Four U.S. Demand Sectors—Richard Vlosky and Todd S. Shupe, Louisiana Forest Products Development Center, School of Renewable Natural Resources, LSU Agricultural Center
  • Science and Technology in Wood Preservation: Are we providing for the future?—Dr. Alan Preston
  • Treating Plant Safety and Copper-based Preservatives—Hal Basdekis
  • An update on American Lumber Standard Committee Activities—John McDaniel

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm: Lunch break (on your own)

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm: AWPA/ALSC Coordination

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Suppliers' Showcase Open

2:00 pm to 2:15 pm: Business Session

2:15 pm to 5:00 pm: Technical Session II, The Colley Research Symposium

  • Evaluation of a proposed standard for assessing anti-sapstain chemicals on freshly sawn lumber—Jianju Luo and J.J. Morrell.
  • Novel approaches to preventing infestations of the Formosan subterranean termite (two presentations)—Shane Kitchens, Kevin Ragon and Terry Amburgey
  • Analysis of Formosan subterranean termite testing techniques—W. Ramsay Smith and Jay Curole
  • Further Development in Analysis of Quaternary Ammonium Compounds for ACQ Treating Solution and Treated Wood—Tore Fossum and Paul Walcheski
  • Bending Properties Of Southern Pine Treated With Waterborne Copper Naphthenate—H. M. Barnes, M. S. Maulpin, and G. B. Lindsey
  • Copper tolerance of brown-rot fungi: Will it affect efficacy of copper-based organic wood preservatives?—Carol A. Clausen and Frederick Green III.
  • Leaching Tests of “Controlled” Borate Systems—Phil L. Robinson, Jane E. Blasser, Michael A. Lake and Craig R. McIntyre
  • Issues Surrounding the Durability of Wood Plastic Composites—Mark Manning
  • Wood Preservative Barrier Wraps—Freeman M, C. McIntyre and Makuvek
  • Cost Analysis of a New CCA Recovery System for Spent CCA-Treated Wood—Chung Y. Hse, Todd F. Shupe and Doug R. Arnold

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Poster Session (Coordinated by Dr. Kevin Archer and Dr. Jerrold Winandy) – Cash Bar


Tuesday, May 17

7:30 am to 11:00 am: Spouse Hospitality & Breakfast

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

8:00 am to 2:00 pm: Suppliers' Showcase Open

8:30 am to 11:30 am: Technical Session IIIa, Formosan Termites

  • Brief Overview of Formosan Subterranean Termite Issues in Southern U.S.—W. Ramsay Smith, Louisiana State University
  • French Quarter Problems with Formosan Subterranean Termites—Ed Bordes, New Orleans Mosquito Control Board
  • CSIRO Field Test Methods for Evaluating the Resistance of Preservative-Treated Wood and Wood Products to Attack by Subterranean Termites—J.W. Creffield, D.K. Scown, and J.D. McCarthy, CSIRO-Ensis, Australia
  • Integrated pest management of the Formosan subterranean termite in the French Quarter—D. R. Ring, Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
  • Field testing with the Formosan Subterranean Termite—Peter Laks, Institute of Wood Research, Michigan Technological University
  • Formosan termite research at Mississippi State University—Terry L. Amburgey and Michael G. Sanders, Mississippi State University Forest Products Laboratory
  • Overview of FST testing program at Louisiana State University—W. Ramsay Smith, Louisiana Forest Products Development Center, School of Renewable Natural Resources, LSU Agricultural Center

8:30 am to 11:30 am: Technical Session IIIb, Utility Issues

  • ANSI O5 and NESC Activity—Nelson Bingel III, Osmose, Inc.
  • Laminated Poles—Bob Reisdorff, Laminated Wood Systems, Inc.
  • An Update to FPL-01: A Comparison of Wood Preservatives in Posts in Southern Mississippi—Mike H. Freeman, Independent Wood Scientist; Douglas Crawford, Forest Products Technologist; Patricia Lebow, USDA Forest Products Laboratory; and James Brient, Merichem Company
  • Performance of Wood Crossarms: A long-term success story—J.J. Morrell and C.S. Love
  • A Discussion of the Design Considerations of Wood Versus Alternate Material Poles—Martin Rollins

11:45 am to 5:00 pm: Formosan Termite Field Trips—Call ahead to reserve a seat for one of the two trips before registering, as space is limited.

  • Louisiana State University Test Site, Port Sulphur, LA (lunch provided)
  • Mississippi State University Test Site, McNeill, MS (lunch provided)

12:00 noon to 1:30 pm: Past Presidents’ Wives’ Luncheon

12:00 noon to 1:30 pm: Past Presidents’ Luncheon

6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Reception – Cash Bar

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm: Banquet and Entertainment
(The mode of dress for this year's banquet is black tie optional)

  • Banquet
  • Installation of Officers
  • Sponsor Recognition
  • Awards
  • Entertainment


Wednesday, May 18

8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Technical Committee Meetings (agendas posted to subcommittee web pages)

8:00 am: Subcommittee T-8 Meeting

9:00 am: Subcommittee P-5 Meeting

10:15 am: Subcommittee P-1 Meeting

11:00 am: Subcommittee P-3 Meeting

1:30 pm: Subcommittee T-2 Meeting

2:30 pm: Subcommittee T-3 Meeting

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