2009 AWPA Technical Committee Meetings

September 13-17, 2009 at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside in Wilmington, North Carolina 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, 31 July 2009. 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 Hilton Wilmington Riverside at 301 North Water Street in Wilmington. The group rate for the meeting is $139 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 was August 21, 2009, but rooms may still be available  Please note that AWPA receives discounts and complimentary meeting room space if our attendees are staying at the host hotel, enabling AWPA to keep its registration fees at very low rates. For this reason, we encourage you to stay at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside.


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, please 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 $125 for members ($225 for non-members) is open until August 8, 2009

Pre-registration at $150 for members ($250 for non-members) is open August 9-31, 2009.

On-site registration at $175 for members ($275 for non-members) is open September 13-17, 2009.

Please note that no refunds will be issued for cancellations requested after August 8, 2009.

Final Meeting Schedule

Please click the appropriate committee link below (a members-only feature) for agendas, minutes, reports, proposals, membership listings, and committee instructions which will be posted as they are received by AWPA.


Sunday, 13 September
Time Task Group Meeting


Session A

12:00 noon to 2:00 pm P-4 KDS Task Group
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm T-4 Laminated Pole Task Group
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm P-5 Conversion of "M" Standard Methods to "A" Standards Task Group
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm T-8 Glulam bonding Task Group Session B 1:00 pm to1:30 pm P-5 Penta Determination Using XRF Task Group1:30 pm to2:00 pm P-5 Analytical Method for Determination of Biodiesel Task Group2:00 pm to5:00 pm P-3 Biodiesel Task Group

Monday, 14 September

7:15 am to7:45 am P-6 Antisapstain Field Test Task Group
8:00 am to9:00 am P-1 Preservatives Coordination
9:00 am to12:00 noon P-3 Oilborne and Creosote-based Preservative Systems
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm P-4 Waterborne Preservative Systems
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm P-5 Methods for Chemical Analysis of Preservatives  

Tuesday, 15 September

7:00 am to7:45 am P-6 Decking Appearance Task Group8:00 am to10:00 am P-6 Methods of Evaluating Wood Preservatives
10:00 am to 11:00 am P-7/T-9 Fire Retardants11:00 am to12:00 noon P-9 Nonbiocidal Wood Protection
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm P-8 Nonpressure Preservatives
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm OPEN FORUM: Discussion of Protocol for Alternative Approval of Preservatives(open to all interested persons)

Wednesday, 16 September

8:00 am to 9:00 am S-2 Wood Preservation Research
9:00 am to 9:30 am S-3 Handling/Disposal/Recycle
9:30 am to11:00 am S-8 Plant Operations
11:00 am to 12:00 noon T-3 Piles & Ties
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm T-1 Treatment Coordination
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm T-8 Composites
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Utility Users Task Group

Thursday, 17 September
8:00 am to 9:00 am T-10 Millwork and Manufactured Products
9:00 am to12:00 noon T-4 Poles & Posts
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm T-7 Quality Control and Inspection
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm T-2 Lumber & Timbers