105th Annual Meeting

April 19-21, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas USA


Getting to San Antonio
San Antonio is served by San Antonio International Airport (SAT), which offers over 100 flights per day on all major airlines. Make your reservations early to get the best rates. The airport is located 8 miles north of the hotel (about a 15-minute ride in a taxi). Rental cars, a downtown shuttle service (SATRANS) and public transportation are also available at the airport. For those of you driving to San Antonio, you can get there via I-35 or I-10.

Hotel Reservations
The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk. This hotel is located in the heart of downtown San Antonio across the street from the Alamo, and right out the back door of the hotel is the Riverwalk - a mecca for shopping, dining, and nightlife. This year’s meeting promises something for everyone. 

Spouse Program
This year’s meeting coincides with San Antonio’s Fiesta - a shopping, arts, and cultural extravaganza. In order to give spouses and companions the opportunity to experience Fiesta and its many events, the 2009 program will be two half-days, allowing the afternoons for shopping or exploring on your own, or perhaps relaxing and pampering yourself. On Monday, participants will be given a guided tour of the San Antonio river on a private boat, followed by a visit to the historic Guenther House for lunch and to view the many gorgeous homes of the King William District. On the way back, we’ll go by many of San Antonio’s most famous landmarks, returning with plenty of time to shop or relax, then get ready for the Banquet that evening. On Tuesday morning, we’ll begin with a brunch, starring a very special guest from San Antonio’s historic past. Afterward, we’ll visit the most famous and most photographed mission of all, the Mission San Jose, where we will walk the grounds and learn the history of the native American Indians and Spanish Missionaries. We’ll drive back into town (a funny thing to call the 8th largest city in the U.S.!) and visit the #1 tourist attraction in the State of Texas - The Alamo. You’ll be free to wander the area and learn about the battle that was fought there. Linger as long as you like and make your way back to the hotel at your leisure - after all, it’s just across the street! We know you’ll have a wonderful time, so we cannot wait to see you there.

The Hacker's Classic - our 2009 Golf Event
The Quarry Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas has been selected to host the “AWPA Hackers Classic” Golf Tournament on Sunday, April 19, 2009 as part of the AWPA 2009 Annual Meeting. The Quarry will challenge and reward you in many ways. The front nine plays in a links style format, and the back nine lays out in a 100 year old quarry pit, with elevated tee boxes and panoramic views. Visit www.quarrygolf.com for details and make plans to participate. The “2009 AWPA Hackers Classic” will feature a shotgun start and scramble format.

Pickler's Prance 5K Fun Run/Walk
The 2009 Pickler’s Prance 5K Fun Run/Walk will take participants on a tour of downtown San Antonio and the Riverwalk area. The event will begin on the morning of Sunday, April 19. While there is no charge to participate, please indicate that you agree with the waiver, and provide the names and shirt sizes of the participants by using the Pickler's Prance option on the registration forms to sign up for the event.

Things to See and Do in San Antonio
San Antonio is one of the top destinations in the U.S. because of its rich cultural traditions, theme parks, dining and nightlife, as well as shopping galore. For more information on what to do in San Antonio, go to the San Antonio Convention & Visitor’s Bureau website: www.visitsanantonio.com or click the logo below. To immerse yourself in San Antonio culture, the biggest event of the year is Fiesta. Our meeting is being held during Fiesta, so there will be many events taking place that you will find at least one you’ll enjoy. You might even find yourself shouting ¡Olé! For more information on Fiesta and its events, visit their website.


Schedule of Events
General Chair: Mike Freeman

Program Chair: Rich Ziobro

Saturday, April 18

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

9:00 am to 9:30 am - Committee on Committees Meeting

9:30 am to 5:00 pm - Executive Committee Meeting


Sunday, April 19

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

8:00 am - Pickler’s Prance 5K Fun Run/Walk (Meet at AWPA Registration Desk)

8:00 am - The 2009 AWPA "Hacker's Classic" Golf Tournament (Meet at The Quarry Golf Club for Shotgun Start)

9:00 am to 5:30 pm - Task Group Meetings (to be announced as scheduled)

Session A (Tentative Scheduling - subject to change)

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - P-6 Data Quality in E Standards Task Group

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - T-8 Zinc Borate in EWS/OSB Task Group

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - P-6 Termite Ground Proximity Task Group

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm - T-4 Utility Users Task Group

Session B

12:30 pm to 3:30 pm - P-3 P9A Reaffirmation/Bio-Diesel Task Groups

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm - Association Coordination Meeting (Association Executives Only, Please)

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm - President’s Reception (Registered Attendees and spouses - badge required for entry)


Monday, April 20

8:00 am to 4:30 pm - Registration Desk Open

8:30 am to 10:00 am - Opening Session

  • Welcome
  • Award of Merit - Allen Kenderes
  • Recognition of Sponsors
  • General Committee Reports
  • President's and Vice President's Addresses

10:00 am - Spouse Tour and Luncheon

10:00 am to 10:15 am - Business Session

10:15 am to 10:30 am - Coffee Break

10:30 am to 12:00 noon - Technical Session 1: Keynote Issues

  • Keynote Address: Dr. Kenn Brooks, "The Future of the Wood Preserving Industry from an Environmental Perspective"
  • Biodiesel Basics: It's not just for fuel anymore - Steve Westbrook, Southwest Research Institute

12:00 noon to 1:30 pm - Lunch Break (on your own)

12:00 noon to 1:30 pm - AWPA / ALSC Coordination Meeting

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm - Technical Session 2: The Colley/Hartford Research Symposium

  • The 2009 Colley/Hartford Memorial Lecture is entitled, "The Frontiers of Bio-Based Nanotechnology and the Future of Wood Treatment", presented by Dr. John Simonsen of Oregon State University
  • Research Symposium - Session Chair, Ramsay Smith, Arch Wood Protection, Inc. and Mike Barnes, Mississippi State University
  • Effect of Co-Added Antioxidants and/or Metal Complexing Compounds on Decay Efficacy and Biocide Leaching of SYP Samples Treated with DCOI or Azoles - Tor P. Schultz, Darrel D. Nicholas and Linda Sites, Mississippi State University
  • Barrier Wrap Performance in Hazard Zone 4 - Mike Barnes, G. Brian Lindsey, Todd Johnson, Joseph Hill, Mississippi State University and Craig McIntyre, Consultant
  • A Comparison of the Durability of Two Stake Sizes in Southern Mississippi - Stan Lebow, C. Hatfield, and J. Evans
  • Interrupting Fungal Wood Decay by Crystallizing Oxalate - Jonathan Schilling, University of Minnesota
  • Nano Materials for Wood Protection and the Regulatory Environment - Jeffrey Ellis, Silver Research Institute
  • Termite Resistance Properties of Extruded Bagasse Fiber Plastic Composites - Qinglin Wu, Jay Curole, Todd Shupe, Matthew Voitier and Dennis Ring, Louisiana State University, and Mike Freeman, Consultant
  • Potential of Tabasco© Waste as a Termiticide - Todd Shupe, Jay Curole, Qinglin Wu, Kevin Ragon, Matt Voitier, Dennis Ring and W. James Catallo, Louisiana State University, and Mike Freeman, Consultant
  • Development of the Australian Engineering Durability Model - G. Foliente, R. Leicester, CSIRO and Jerry Winandy, Winandy and Associates
  • Intumescent Fire Retardant Coatings - C. Bender and Stefan Schmitt, Rütgers Organics GmbH
  • Overview of Research Activities on High Temperature Heat Treatment of Wood at UQAC. Duygu Kocaefe, University of Quebec
  • Copper Distribution in Cell Walls of Wood Treated with Micronized Copper System - Jeff Morrell, Oregon State University
  • Laboratory Studies on the Availability of Active Copper in Wood Treated with Soluable Amine Copper and Micronized Copper Systems - Lehong Jin, Paul Walcheski and Alan Preston, Viance
  • Protecting Wooden Windows, Doors, and Adjacent Framing - M.G. Sanders and T.L. Amburgey Mississippi State University
  • Protective Coatings for Millwork - S. Ottens, Rütgers Organics GmbH

6:30 pm to 7:00 pm - Reception (Cash Bar)

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm - 105th Annual Meeting Banquet

  • Installation of Officers
  • Golf Awards and Prizes
  • Pickler's Prance 5K Run/Walk Awards
  • Banquet
  • Entertainment by ComedySportz


Tuesday, April 21

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

8:30 am to 12:00 noon - Technical Session 3: Innovations in Residential Lumber Treatments, Including Modified Wood - Session Chair, Jeff Morrell, Oregon State University

  • Micronized Copper - Craig McIntyre and Mike Freeman, Consultants
  • Impralit KDS and KDS-B - Futong Cui, Rutgers Organics, GMBH
  • Particle Size Reduction in Milled Wood Preservation Products - Bob Schilling
  • Preservative Distribution Across Growth Rings in Commercially Treated Lumber for Residential Markets - Andrew Zahora, Viance, LLC
  • A New Process for Standardization in AWPA Use Categories 3A and 3B - Jeff Morrell, Oregon State Universitiy
  • Corrosion Testing Practices for Residential Lumber Treatments - Pascal Kamdem, Michigan State University
  • Acetylated Wood Performance Features - Craig McIntyre, Consultant, Sharon Cline and Brad Overturf, Eastman Chemical Company

12:00 noon to 1:30 pm - Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm to 2:20 pm - Technical Session 4: Industrial Rounds and Timbers - Session Chair, Rich Ziobro, Osmose, Inc.

  • Apitong and Keruing, The Perfect Choice for Crossarms - Mike Freeman, Consultant and Andy H. Wong
  • Update on Wolman ET - Tim Carey, Arch Wood Protection
  • Final Inspection of Creosote Treated Posts After 50 Years - 1958 Cooperative Study - Roger Fox, Arch Chemicals, Russ Pfeiffer, Koppers, Inc. and David Webb, Creosote Council

2:20 pm to 2:30 pm - Coffee Break

2:30 pm to 3:20 pm - Technical Session 5: Pole and Panel Product Fire Issues - Session Chair, Craig McIntyre, Consultant

  • Innovative Wood Pole Fire Retardant Treatments - Bob Butera and Doug Herdman, Osmose, Inc.
  • Coatings for Structural Use - Craig McIntyre, Consultant and Patrick Thompson
  • Wood Pole Fire Issues in Douglas-fir Poles Treated with Penta or Copper Nap - Jeff Morrell, Oregon State University

3:20 pm to 3:30 pm - Coffee Break

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm - Technical Session 6: Utility Pole Disposal, Recycling and Environmental Issues - Session Chair, Norman Sedillo, Public Service New Mexico

  • Environmental Issues Related to Nano-Metallics and Nano-Silver - Krish Jayachandran and Jeffrey Ellis, Silver Research Consortium
  • Evaluation of the Accessibility of CCA Metals in Liquefied CCA-treated Wood Sludge for Recovery and Reuse - Hui Pan, Todd Shupe, Chung-Yun Hse, Louisiana State University
  • CCA Effects on the Recycling of Decommissioned Treated Wood for Laminated Products - Cheng Piao, Todd Shupe, Charles Monlezun, and Allen Nipper, Louisiana State University
  • Removing/Reducing Contaminants Concentration in Storm or Process Water: Heavy Metals, Phenols, Suspended Solids - Scott Lindblad, WATERTECTONICS

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm - Technical Forum Reception (hosted bar):

Coordinated byTor Schultz - Posters Include:

  • Radiata Pine: An Exemplary Species for LOSP-Millwork Treatment for Joinery, Millwork and Cladding Applications - Mike Freeman, Consultant
  • Pressure Treatment with a Water-based Chlorothalonil Formulation - Carol Clausen, Patricia Lebow and Stan Lebow, US Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, and Joseph Burley, Sostram Corporation
  • Feasibility of Nanozinc as a Wood Preservative - Carol A. Clausen, Vina W. Yang, Rachel A. Arango, and Frederick Green III, U.S. Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory
  • Investigation of Formulations Containing Both Boron and Silver for Wood Preservation - Jeff Ellis, Silver Research Consortium, and Tor P. Schultz and Darrel D. Nicholas, Mississippi State University
  • Impralit-BSK – New Field Tests of a Waterborne Preservative Against Blue-stain and Mould - N. Pfabigan and R. Grundlinger, Holzforschung Austria, and Helmut Hartner, Futong Cui and Stefan Schmitt, Rutgers Organics
  • An Integrated Subterranean Termite Control System Coupling Soil Amendments with Insect Repellent Plant Tissues - Shane C. Kitchens, Mississippi State University
  • Effect of Chemical and Physical Properties on the Decay Susceptibility and Dimensional Stability of Flatsawn Southern Pine Sapwood Decking in Two Above-ground Exposures - Joseph Dahlen, Lynn Prewitt, Darrel Nicholas and Tor Schultz, Mississippi State University
  • Repellency of Eastern Subterranean Termites to Wood Treated with Various Antioxidants and Similar Analogues without Antioxidant Properties - Nate Little and Tor Schultz, Mississippi State University
  • Modification of AWPA Ground Proximity Tests to Develop a New Termite Testing Platform - Nate Little, Darrel Nicholas and Tor Schultz, Mississippi State University
  • Southern Climatic Housing – Research and Development House - Terry Amburgey and Michael Sanders, Mississippi State University
  • Protecting Wooden Doors, Windows, and Wall Framing from Decay - Michael Sanders, Terry Amburgey, and H. Michael Barnes. Mississippi State University.
  • Bending Properties from Laboratory and Field Exposures of FRT Plywood - Mike Barnes, Mississippi State University, and Jerry. E. Winandy and Craig. R. McIntyre, Consultants, Mike Sanders, G. Brian Lindsey, MSU
  • Potential of Tabasco® as a Termiticide - Todd Shupe, Jay Curole, Qinglin Wu, Matt Voitier, and Dennis Ring, LSU AgCenter, and Mike Freeman, Consultant
  • Termite Resistant Properties of Bagasse Fiber Plastic Composites - Qinglin Wu, Todd Shupe, Jay Curole, Matt Voitier, and Dennis Ring, LSU AgCenter, and Mike Freeman, Consultant
  • A Critical and Comprehensive Review of Boron in Wood Preservation - Mike H. Freeman, Craig R. McIntyre, and R. E Jackson, Consultants
  • Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted During Drying of Southern Pine Utility Poles - Joseph Dahlen, Rubin Shmulsky, David Jones and Tor P. Schultz, Mississippi State University
  • Methods to Increase the Efficacy of Testing Subterranean Termites in a Laboratory Setting - Brian Lindsey, Mississippi State University
  • MP-400 EXT: A Components and Efficacy Review of an Innovative Product for Remedial Treatment - Mike H. Freeman, Consultant, and Douglas Herdman, Osmose, Inc.
  • Termite Resistance of a Novel Wood-plastic Composite - Chung Hse, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, and Todd Shupe and Jay Curole, LSU AgCenter
  • Comparison of Microscopic Examination and Modulus of Elasticity (MOE) of Chemically Treated and Naturally Durable Wood During Decay - Young-Min Kang, Lynn Prewitt, Susan Diehl, Darrel Nicholas and Tor Schultz, Mississippi State University
  • Anti-Sapstain Biocides for Fresh Southern Hardwood Logs When Delays Occur Between Felling and Water-Spray Storage - Nathan Irby, North Carolina State University, and Terry L. Amburgey and Shane C. Kitchens, Mississippi State University
  • Supplemental Preservative Treatments...Protecting Joints - Michael Sanders and Terry Amburgey - Mississippi State University


Wednesday, April 22

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

NOTE: Committees will not meet before the posted start time.

8:00 am to 8:30 am - P-5 Analysis Methods

8:30 am to 10:00 am - P-3 Oilborne and Creosote-based Preservative Systems

10:00 am to 12:00 noon - P-4 Waterborne Preservative Systems

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm - T-1 Treatments Coordination (30 minutes)

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm - T-2 Lumber and Timbers

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm - T-4 Poles and Piles

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - T-8 Composite Wood Products

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