2021 AWPA Technical Committee Meetings

September 27-29, 2021 at the Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico

2021 AWPA Fall Meeting

Santa Fe, New Mexico is a city unlike any other, truly living up to its tagline, "The City Different", at every turn. With legendary history and culture around every corner, an art scene that spans from traditional to contemporary, accommodations with a local feel yet world-class status, award-winning cuisine that’s as eclectic as it is sumptuous, and countless experiences to encounter, you’re sure to uncover something different about yourself when you visit.

For more information on all there is to see and do in Santa Fe, please visit the official travel site of Santa Fe, New Mexico: https://santafe.org

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 2021 Standardization Cycle, the deadline for all proposals was Wednesday, July 14, 2021 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 in the Eldorado Hotel at 309 West San Francisco Street in Santa Fe. The hotel is situated in "Old Town" Santa Fe and is surrounded by restaurants, attractions, and nightlife activities within walking distance. The deadline for hotel reservations at the group rate was August 23, 2021 at 5:00 PM MDT, and the group rate is no longer available. Rooms at higher rates may be available online or by calling the hotel at 800-955-4455.



Meeting Registration

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 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 are as follows:

  • Early Registration (through August 20):  $375 (members), $500 (non-members)
  • Regular Registration (August 21 through September 10): $475 (members), $600 (non-members)
  • On-site Registration (September 26-29): $575 (members), $700 (non-members)
  • Spouse/Guest Registration (ends September 10): $75

(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

Click here to download a printable registration form



Meeting Schedule

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 (member login also required).

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 26

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 27

8:00 AM to 8:45 AM   P-1 General Administrative

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM   P-3 Oilborne and Creosote-based Preservative Systems

10:15 AM to 11:30 AM   P-4 Waterborne Preservative Systems

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM   (Lunch break - on your own)

1:00 PM to 2:45 PM   P-5 Methods for Chemical Analysis of Preservatives

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM   P-6 Methods for Evaluation of Wood Preservatives

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM   AWPA Reception


Tuesday, September 28

8:00 AM to 8:45 AM   P-9 Non-biocidal Wood Protection

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM   S-2 Wood Protection Research

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM   S-3 Treated Wood Use, Handling, and Disposal/Recycle

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM   S-8 Plant Operations

11:45 AM to 1:15 PM  (Lunch break - on your own)

1:15 PM to 2:00 PM   T-1 General Administrative

2:15 PM to 4:00 PM   T-2 Lumber and Timbers

4:15 PM to 5:00 PM   T-3 Piles and Ties

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM   AWPA Reception


Wednesday, September 29

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM   T-7 Quality Control

9:15 AM to 10:30 AM   T-8 Composites

10:45 AM to 11:30 AM   T-11 Surface Applications

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM   (Lunch break - on your own)

1:00 PM to 2:15 PM   T-4 Poles and Posts

2:30 PM to 5:00 PM   Accredited Standards Committee O5

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM  AWPA Reception


Thursday, September 30

(No meetings currently scheduled)



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