2022 AWPA Technical Committee Meetings

September 25-29, 2022 at the Omni Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island

2021 AWPA Fall Meeting

Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island! Providence combines the accessibility and friendliness of a small town with the culture and sophistication of a big city. With a thriving arts community, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, centuries of history, a renowned restaurant scene, and so many things to do, Providence is the perfect place to visit.  It's a compact, walkable city which is easy to reach by car, train, or plane.  To plan your visit to Providence, please visit the official travel site of the Providence/Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau:  https://www.goprovidence.com/

Note: The deadline for all standardization proposals (new standards, revisions to or reaffirmation of existing standards, or withdrawal of standards) is 75 days prior to the commencement of the meetings. For the 2022 Standardization Cycle, the deadline for all proposals is Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 11:59 pm CDT (US). Comments or suggested modifications may be posted to each proposal in the AWPA Standards Development Platform at least 20 days prior to the commencement of the meetings.


Hotel Reservations

The meetings will take place at the Omni Providence Hotel at One West Exchange Street in Providence, Rhode Island. The hotel places you within reach of all Providence has to offer and is in walking distance to historic attractions, gourmet restaurants, nightlife, upscale shopping, and more. The deadline for hotel reservations at the group rate of USD $189 plus taxes/fees is Monday, August 29, 2022 at 5:00 PM EDT, but reserve your room early if you plan to attend.  Rooms at the AWPA group rate, as well as upgraded rooms at higher rates may be available by calling the hotel's central reservations line at +1-402-952-6646.



Meeting Registration

Registration is open to any person who wishes to attend the meetings and abide by the AWPA Technical Committee Regulations, Antitrust Compliance Policy, and AWPA Event Code of Conduct Policy.  AWPA members, however, may register at discounted rates. If you are a non-member and wish to join AWPA so that you may take advantage of the member rate, please click here for more information on applying for AWPA membership.

Registration entitles one to attend all committee meetings, task group meetings, and the evening receptions. (Your spouse and/or guests must register at the special spouse/guest rate to attend the receptions, but not any committee meetings.) Meals and lodging 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.

Registration Fees for in-person participation are as follows:

  • Early Registration (through August 19):  $375 (members), $500 (non-members)

  • Regular Registration (August 20 through September 9): $475 (members), $600 (non-members)

  • On-site Registration (September 25-29): $575 (members), $700 (non-members)

  • Spouse/Guest Registration (ends September 9): $75

If you are unable to attend the meetings in Providence, we do offer a livestream service which will allow you to watch and listen to the committee meetings, but without active participation or being counted as present for the meeting.  The registration fees for the livestream (watch/listen online) are as follows:

  • Livestream Registration (through September 9):  $125 (members), $200 (non-members)

(non-member rates are indeed higher than member rates...if you're not a member, please consider applying for AWPA membership - if approved, you will become eligible for the member rate)


Click here to register online (for in-person or livestream)

Click here to download a printable registration form (for in-person only)



TENTATIVE Meeting Schedule

The final schedule will be posted after all proposals have been received (deadline is July 13) and committee chairs have submitted agendas/time estimates for each meeting.  We anticipate posting of the final schedule by August 3.

Proposals are found in the Standards Development Portal (member login required), and summaries of proposals are found on each committee's web page linked below (login as a member and return to this page before clicking the links).

NOTE: Meetings will NOT begin prior to their posted time - you must be present at roll call for each committee you're a member of in order for your vote(s) to be considered.


Sunday, September 25

NOTE:  Task Groups will not be scheduled during this meeting.

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM  Registration

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM  AWPA Reception


Monday, September 26

   P-1 General Administrative

   P-3 Oilborne and Creosote-based Preservative Systems

   P-4 Waterborne Preservative Systems

   P-5 Methods for Chemical Analysis of Preservatives

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM   AWPA Reception


Tuesday, September 27

  P-6 Methods for Evaluation of Wood Preservatives 

  P-9 Non-biocidal Wood Protection

  S-2 Wood Protection Research

  S-3 Treated Wood Use, Handling, and Disposal/Recycle

  S-8 Plant Operations

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM   AWPA Reception


Wednesday, September 28

   T-1 General Administrative

   T-2 Lumber and Timbers

   T-3 Piles and Ties

   T-7 Quality Control

   T-8 Composites

   T-11 Surface Applications

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM  AWPA Reception


Thursday, September 29

   T-4 Poles and Posts

   Accredited Standards Committee O5