2008 AWPA Technical Committee Meetings

September 14-18, 2008 at the Hotel Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

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Note: The deadline for proposals for new standards or changes to existing standards is 45 days prior to the commencement of the meetings. This year, the deadline for all proposals is Friday, 01 August 2008. All comments or suggested modifications of proposals shall be sent to the proponent of the proposal at least 20 days prior to the commencement of the meeting.


Hotel Reservations
The meetings will take place at the Hotel Albuquerque in the Old Town district of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The group rate for the meeting is $120 per night (single/double) for a standard guestroom. Other room types are available at discounted rates for meeting attendees. State and Federal government rates may be available to those who qualify. Each person is responsible for making his or her own hotel reservations. The cut-off date for hotel reservations is August 14, 2008, so make your reservations early to ensure availability at the group rate.

Please note that AWPA receives discounts and complimentary meeting room space if our attendees are staying at the host hotel. This enables AWPA to keep its registration fees at reasonable rates.

For reservations by telephone, call the hotel toll-free at 866-505-7829, or direct at 505-222-8780. Be sure to mention you are attending the AWPA Fall Technical Meetings to obtain the group rates.


Meeting Registration
Registration is open to any person who wishes to attend the meetings. AWPA members, however, may register at deeply discounted rates. If you are a non-member and wish to join AWPA so that you may take advantage of the member rate, visit our website for more information on AWPA membership.

Registration entitles one to attend all technical committee meetings and the nightly AWPA hospitality suite. Meals are not included. Please note that registering for the meeting does not reserve a room for you at the hotel. You must make your hotel reservations individually.

Early registration at $100 for members ($200 for non-members) is open until August 8, 2008

Pre-registration at $130 for members ($230 for non-members) is open August 9-31, 2008.

On-site registration at $150 for members ($250 for non-members) is open September 14-18, 2008.

Please note that no refunds will be issued for cancellations requested after August 8, 2008.

Tentative Meeting Schedule

NOTE: This meeting schedule will change based on the proposals received by each subcommittee. Do not consider this the final schedule. A final schedule will be posted on or around August 21.


Sunday, 14 September
Time Task Group Meeting

8:00 am to 4:00 pm TBA
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm P-3 IPBC/Permethrin Task Group
4:45 pm to 5:30 pm P-4 DCOI Task Group

Monday, 15 September

8:00 am to 9:30 am P-1 Preservatives Coordination
9:30 am to 11:30 am P-3 Oilborne and Creosote-based Preservative Systems
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm P-4 Waterborne Preservative Systems
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm P-5 Methods for Chemical Analysis of Preservatives

Tuesday, 16 September

8:00 am to 10:00 am P-6 Methods of Evaluating Wood Preservatives
10:00 am to 11:00 am P-7/T-9 Fire Retardants
11:00 am to 12:00 noon P-8 Nonpressure Preservatives
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm S-2 Wood Preservation Research
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm S-3 Handling/Disposal/Recycle
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm S-8 Plant Operations
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Utility Users Task Group

Wednesday, 17 September

8:00 am to 9:30 am T-1 Treatment Coordination
9:30 am to 12:00 noon T-2 Lumber & Timbers
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm T-3 Piles & Ties
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm T-4 Poles & Posts
4:30 pm to5:00 T-7 Quality Control andInspection

Thursday, 18 September

8:00 am to 9:00 am T-8 Composites
9:00 am to 10:00 am T-10 Millwork and Manufactured Products