2017 AWPA Technical Committee Meetings: 
Key West, Florida -
December 12-16, 2017


Key West, the southernmost point in the continental U.S., offers a tropical blend of azure waters, exotic foliage, and four-star restaurants, with a history of some notorious and notable figures.  Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams made their homes in Key West, while former president Harry Truman once wrote: "I've a notion to move the capital to Key West and just stay."  Significant research on marine borers has been done around the piers of this quaint coastal town.  For more information on what to do in Key West, go to the Key West Chamber of Commerce website:

Key WestNote:  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 2017 Standardization Cycle, the deadline for all proposals was Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 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.  Please remember: "All written materials to be distributed to Technical Committee members before or during the meeting and/or any visual presentations to be made at the meeting shall be submitted to AWPA, the proponent, and the Technical Committee members at least 20 days prior to the commencement of the meetings" (TCR 8.7).


Hotel Reservations

The meetings will take place at the Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina at 245 Front Street in Key West, Florida.  The location of the hotel is ideal for the 2017 Technical Committee Meetings due to its close proximity to many restaurants, attractions, and nightlife activities.  The hotel is about a 15 minute ride from Key West International Airport.  The deadline for hotel reservations at the group rate was Thursday, November 9, 2017. 


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 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.  (Your spouse and/or guests must register at the special spouse/guest rate to attend the 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 October 31): $275 (members), $375 (non-members)
  • Pre-Registration (November 1-21): $350 (members), $450 (non-members)
  • On-site Registration (December 12-16):  $400 (members), $500 (non-members)
  • Spouse/Guest Registration (ends November 21):  $50

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)

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Final Meeting Schedule

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.

(Members only feature - login required):  Please click the appropriate committee link below if underlined for agendas, minutes, reports, proposals, membership listings, and committee instructions.  These are posted when received by AWPA.


Tuesday, December 12:  Task Group Meetings

Task Group Meetings will be scheduled as requests are received.


12:00 noon
to 1:30pm
P-5 Rapid XRF Results on Individual Cores Task Group
1:30pm to 3:00pm T-1 Residential Products Task Group
3:00pm to 4:00pm (OPEN)
4:00pm to 5:00pm T-7 M1/M2/M3 Task Group


12:00 noon
to 1:00 pm
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Oregon State University Aquatic Co-op Meeting
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (OPEN)
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm T-1 Education Task Group

Wednesday, December 13

8:00 am to 9:00 am P-1 Preservatives Coordination
9:00 am to 10:30 am P-3 Oilborne & Creosote-based Preservative Systems
10:30 am to 12:00 noon P-4 Waterborne Preservative Systems
12:00 noon
to 1:30 pm
Lunch break (on your own)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm P-5 Chemical Analysis of Preservatives
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm P-8 Nonpressure Preservatives
4:30 pm to 5:00 pm P-9 Nonbiocidal Wood Protection

Thursday, December 14

8:00 am to 10:00 am P-6 Methods of Evaluating Wood Preservatives
10:00 am to 11:00 am S-2 Wood Protection Research
11:00 am to 12:00 noon S-3 Treating Wood Use/Handling/Disposal/Recycling
12:00 noon
to 1:30 pm
Lunch break (on your own)
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm S-8 Treating Plant Operations
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm T-1 Treatments General Coordination
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm T-8 Composites and Manufactured Products

Friday, December 15

8:00 am to 10:30 am T-2 Lumber and Timbers
10:30 am to 12:00 noon T-3 Piles & Ties
12:00 noon
to 1:30 pm
Lunch break (on your own)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm T-7 Quality Control & Inspection
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm T-4 Utility Users Task Group

Saturday, December 16

8:00 am to 9:30 am T-4 Poles & Posts
10:00 am to 12:30 pm Accredited Standards Committee O5:  Wood Utility Structures



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