2016 AWPA Technical Committee Meetings

September 11-15, 2016 at the Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, Texas USA


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. The Hotel Contessa, the host hotel, is located directly on San Antonio's famous Riverwalk. For more information on what to do in San Antonio, go to the San Antonio Conventions and Visitor's Bureau website.

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 Fall 2016 Standardization Cycle, the deadline for all proposals was Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm CDT (US). Comments or suggested modifications of proposals shall be sent to the proponent of the proposal as soon as possible after proposals are posted to the appropriate committee pages. Any presentations or written materials to be discussed at the meetings shall be distributed to the proponent, the Technical Committee, and AWPA at least 20 days prior to the commencement of the meetings, which is Tuesday, August 23, 2016.


Hotel Reservations
The meetings will take place at the The Hotel Contessa at 306 W. Market Street in San Antonio, Texas, which was named as one of the Top 100 Hotels in the country by Condé Nast Traveler. The location of the Hotel Contessa on the Riverwalk is ideal for the 2016 Committee Meetings due to its modern meeting facilities and close proximity to many restaurants, attractions, and nightlife activities. The hotel is about a 15 minute drive from San Antonio International Airport. The group rate for single or double occupancy is $179. Rates are higher if there are three or more adults in the room. The room block was filled and the deadline for hotel reservations at the group rate was Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Please call the the hotel at +1 866-435-0900 to determine current rates and availability.


Meeting Registration (Pre-registration is closed - please register on-site.)
Registration is open to any person who wishes to attend the meetings and abide by the AWPA Technical Committee Regulations. 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, 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. 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 are as follows:

Early Registration (ends July 31): $275 (members), $375 (non-members)
Pre-Registration (August 1-26): $350 (members), $450 (non-members)
On-site Registration (September 11-15): $400 (members), $500 (non-members)
Please note that no refunds will be issued for cancellations.
(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 qualify for the member rate)


Final Meeting Schedule
NOTE: Meetings will NOT begin prior to their posted time.
Please click the appropriate committee link below (a members-only feature) for agendas, minutes, reports, proposals, membership listings, and committee instructions which are posted when they are received by AWPA.

Sunday, September 11: Task Group Meetings
Task Group Meetings will be scheduled as requests are received.
9:00 am to 10:00 am (Open)
10:00 am to 12:00 noon T-2 Above Ground Use Categories Task Group
12:00 noon
to 1:00 pm Lunch Break (on your own)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm T-7 Residential Products Quality Control Lower Confidence Limits Task Group
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm T-8 Treatment of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Task Group
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm T-1 Standard U1 Section 4 Task Group

9:00 am to 2:00 pm (Open)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm P-6 Minimum Retention Thresholds Task Group
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Open)

Monday, September 12
8:00 am to 8:30 am P-1 Preservatives Coordination
8:30 am to 11:30 am P-5 Chemical Analysis of Preservatives
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Lunch break (on your own)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm P-4 Waterborne Preservative Systems

Tuesday, September 13
8:00 am to 9:30 am P-3 Oilborne & Creosote-based Preservative Systems
9:30 am to 10:00 am P-8 Nonpressure Preservatives
10:00 am to 11:30 am P-6 Methods of Evaluating Wood Preservatives
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Lunch break (on your own)
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm P-9 Nonbiocidal Wood Protection
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm S-2 Wood Protection Research
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm S-3 Treating Wood Use/Handling/Disposal/Recycling
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm S-8 Treating Plant Operations
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Utility Users Task Group

Wednesday, September 14
8:00 am to 10:00 am T-4 Poles & Posts
10:00 am to 12:00 noon T-8 Composites and Manufactured Products
12:00 noon
to 1:30 pm Lunch break (on your own)
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm T-7 Quality Control & Inspection
2:30 pm to 5:00 pm T-3 Piles & Ties

Thursday, September 15
8:00 am to 11:30 am T-2 Lumber and Timbers
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Lunch break (on your own)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm T-2 Lumber and Timbers (continued)
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm T-1 Treatments General Coordination

Friday, September 16
8:00 am to 12:00 noon Accredited Standards Committee O5: Wood Utility Structures

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