103rd Annual Meeting

May 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Union Station in St. Louis, Missouri USA


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The Hyatt Regency Union Station is located in the historic Union Station, with its towering ceilings, period artwork, and a charm all its own.

Things to See and Do in St. Louis
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Schedule of Events
(Please note that all times are subject to change.)

General Chair: Steve Shields

Program Chair: Jim Brient

Saturday, May 5

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 6

8:00 am: Pickler’s Prance 5K Fun Run/Walk

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

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

1:45 pm to 2:45 pm: Utility Users Task Group

2:45 pm to 3:30 pm: P-5 Analysis of HDO in Wood Round Robin Task Group

3:30 pm to 4:15 pm: P-3 DCOI Task Group

4:15 pm to 5:15 pm: T-7 Marking Task Group

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Meetings of Other Organizations (to be announced as scheduled)

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm: Southern Pressure Treaters Association

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Association Coordination Meeting (Executives from Forest Products Related Associations only, please.)

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm: President’s Reception with music by Red Moon Jazz (Members, Guests, and Spouses – badge required)


Monday, May 7

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

8:30 am to 11:00 am: Opening Session

  • Keynote Address: Wood is good - Dr. Joseph Lstiburek, Building Sciences Corporation
  • Award of Merit Presentation to Dr. Craig McIntyre
  • Recognition of AWPA Sponsors
  • General Committee Reports
  • President's and Vice President's Addresses

11:00 am to 4:00 pm: Spouse Tour and Luncheon

11:00 am to 11:30 am: Business Session

11:30 am to 1:00 pm: Lunch break (on your own)

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

1:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Technical Session I - Durability in Residential Construction (Use Category 1, 2, and 3A Applications). Coordinator: Bessie Woodward, USDA Forest Products Laboratory

  • Water Management - Joe Lstiburek, Building Sciences Corporation
  • UC2 Treatment with Durazol - Carol Clausen, USDA Forest Products Laboratory
  • Permethrin, A Termiticide Treatment for Residential Framing - Diana Obanda and Todd Shupe, Louisiana State University; and Mike Freeman
  • Tower Test for Determining Formosan Subterranean Termite Tubing Over Common Construction Materials - Qinglin Wu, Louisiana State University
  • Fundamentals of Moisture Control in Buildings - Anton TenWolde, USDA Forest Products Laboratory
  • Opportunities and Challenges for Forest-Products Based Building Materials - Kevin Archer, Viance LLC
  • Towards Environmentally Benign Anti-Sapstain Products - Radu Craciun, Arch Wood Protection

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm: Technical Forum Poster Session. Coordinator: Tor Schultz, Mississippi State University

  • Effect of Essential Oils on Decay Fungi and Mold Growth on Wood - Carol Clausen and Vina Yang, USDA Forest Products Laboratory
  • Improving the Performance of Boron Compounds for Outdoor Wood Durability Applications - Diana Obanda and Todd Shupe, Louisiana State University; and Ramsay Smith, Arch Wood Protection
  • Wood Laminated Composite Poles: A Potential Alternative to Solid Wood Poles - Cheng Piao, and Todd Shupe, Louisiana State University; and Chung Hse, USDA Forest Service
  • Changes in Community Structure of Mold and Wood Decay Fungi on Field Stakes Treated with Chlorothalonil (CTN) and Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) - G.T. Kirker, S.V. Diehl, M.L. Prewitt, T.P. Schultz, and D.D. Nicholas, Mississippi State University
  • Fungicidal Activity, Soil Block Results, Metal Chelation, Antioxidant Activity, and Iron-2 Reducing Activity for some Flavones and Chromones: Towards an Understanding of Factors Important for Organic Wood Preservatives - Nursen Binbuga, Chris Ruhs, Julia Hasty, William Henry, and Tor Schultz, Mississippi State University
  • Discolorations in Southern Hardwood Logs: Biological and Non-biological Staining Control Practices - Nathan Irby and Terry Amburgey, Mississippi State University
  • 20-Year Results with Borate-Pretreated Crossties Dual Treated with Creosote or Copper Naphthenate - Mike Sanders and Terry Amburgey, Mississippi State University
  • Development of an Integrated Subterranean Termite Control System Coupling Non-biological Soil Amendments with Termite Repellent Plant Tissues - Shane Kitchens, Mississippi State University
  • TOR: A Waterborne Water Repellent That Gives Wood Enhanced Dimensional Stability - Tor Schultz, Darrel Nicholas, and Jenny Shi, Mississippi State University
  • Storage of Untreated Wood Products in Coptotermes Formosanus Zones - Kevin Ragon and Brian Lindsey, Mississippi State University
  • Ground-Contact Durability of Borate-Copper Treated Wood - Stan Lebow, Bessie Woodward, and Patricia Lebow, USDA Forest Products Laboratory


Tuesday, May 8

8:00 am to 11:30 am: Technical Session II - The Colley-Hartford Memorial Lecture and Research Symposium. Coordinator: William B. Smith, State University of New York, Syracuse

  • The 2007 Colley-Hartford Memorial Lecture will be presented by Dr. Joseph Loferski of Virginia Tech University. The Research Symposium consists of the following papers:
  • Penta Analysis: Is XRF Good Enough? - Mike Barnes and G.B. Lindsey, Mississippi State University; Craig McIntyre, McIntyre Associates, Inc.; David Bullock, KMG-Bernuth, Inc.; and Mike Freeman, Independent Wood Scientist
  • Characterization of Fire and Structural Performance of Fire Retardant Treated Oriented Strand Board - Jerry Winandy and Robert White, USDA Forest Products Laboratory; and Q. Wang, NEFU-China
  • 20-Year Results with Borate-Pretreated Crossties Dual Treated with Creosote or Copper Naphthenate - Mike Sanders and Terry Amburgey, Mississippi State University
  • Silver for Wood Preservation - Jeffrey Ellis, Consultant
  • Effect of Year and Season on the Variability of Control Samples Used in the AWPA E1-97 Standard Method for Laboratory Testing to Determine Resistance to Subterranean Termites - Jay Curole, Todd Shupe, Qinglin Wu, Ennis Ring, and Matthew Voitier, Louisiana State University
  • Finite Element Analysis of Tapered Wood Laminated Composite Poles With Biomimicking Features and Gluelines - Cheng Piao and Todd Shupe, Louisiana State University; Chung Hse, USDA Forest Service; and R.C. Tang, Auburn University
  • Developing a New Wood Preservative and Potential Fire Retardant - Craig McIntyre, McIntyre Associates, Inc.; and Mike Freeman, Independent Wood Scientist
  • Developing Moisture Meter Correction Factors for Treated Wood - William B. Smith, SUNY ESF Wood Products Engineering
  • Enhancement of Treated Wood Performance with Non-Biocidal Additives - Lehong Jin and Alan Preston, Viance LLC

11:30 am to 1:00 pm: Lunch break (on your own)

1:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Technical Session III - Utility and Other Industrial Interests. Coordinator: Bob Baeppler, FPRL

  • Wood Pole Service Life...How Will Aging Poles Impact the Reliability of T&D Systems? - Bob Butera, Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.
  • The Increasing Value of Utility Pole Inspections - Wade Hunt, Utilimap Corporation
  • Pole Maintenance and Remedial Treatment: Inspection Technique and Currently Available Products - Mike Freeman
  • The Future of Creosote - David Webb, The Creosote Council
  • Inspection, Replacement, and Remediation of Crossties - Ken Koff, Balfour Beatty Rail, Inc.
  • RTA Research Initiatives on Alternative Wood Preservatives: A Comparative Test of Preservative Performance in Commercially Produced 7"x9" Crossties - Jim Gauntt, Railway Tie Association

6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Reception

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm: Banquet, Awards, Officer Installation, and Entertainment by Buzz Sutherland


Wednesday, May 9

8:00 am to 5:00 pm: Technical Committee Meetings - Schedule to be determined by April 1. (Agendas and proposals are posted to subcommittee web pages as they are received)

8:00 am to 8:15 am: Subcommittee P-5

8:15 am to 9:15 am: Subcommittee P-3

9:15 am to 10:00 am: Subcommittee P-4

10:00 am to 10:45 am: Subcommittee T-2

10:45 am to 11:30 am: Subcommittee T-4

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