Posts Tagged ‘ IGMA ’

Wagner Presents Potential Solution for Global IG Standards

Feb 5th, 2013

Dr. Werner Wagner of Sika Services AG, based in Zurich, Switzerland, presented his findings on “European Gas Loss Testing and Related Benefits” at today’s sessions for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Annual Conference in New Orleans. Most notably in his presentation, Wagner posed the question of how to reach an international standard for insulating […]

2013 IGMA Annual Conference Kicks Off in New Orleans

Feb 5th, 2013

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While much of the world’s collective sights were set on New Orleans Sunday for the Super Bowl, insulating glass manufacturers and their suppliers looked toward the Big Easy a day later, as the 2013 Insulating Glass Manufacturers’ Alliance (IGMA’s) annual conference began there today. The five-day event is being held at the Crown Plaza Astor […]

IGMA Conference to Feature Technical Presentations

Jan 4th, 2013

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2013 Annual Conference program will feature a number of technical presentations along with working groups that focus on the newest innovations and emerging insulating glass (IG) technologies. The technical presentations will focus on the latest testing and highest IG unit quality. The conference is scheduled for February 5-8, 2013, […]

Foreign-Born and Young Flat Glass Employees are More Prone to Workplace Injuries

Nov 29th, 2012

Window companies that make their own insulating glass will be interested in a webinar that took place this week which warned an audience of flat glass attendees to avoid becoming too comfortable in the work environment, especially when it comes to young and foreign-born workers. These groups are the most at risk for severe injuries […]

Chris Barry Explains the Origins of Glass Breakage

Sep 13th, 2012

by Casey Neeley, cneeley@glass.com In his seminar “Glass & Glass Breakage” for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Educational Seminar, Chris Barry, director of technical services for building products with Pilkington North America posed the question, when glass breaks, does it mean that “the load too great or was the glass too weak?”  According to […]

Discussions on Energy-Efficient Fenestration Highlight IGMA

Sep 13th, 2012

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The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) held an open-panel seminar Wednesday called “Glass Performance for Energy-Efficient Fenestration.” The panel was moderated by Bill Lingnell, technical consultant for IGMA. Chris Barry, director of technical services for Pilkington NA, and Jeff Haberer, mechanical engineer for Cardinal IG, served as lead members in the discussion. The panel was […]

Bill Lingnell Explains Glazing Guidelines and Forensic Investigations

Sep 13th, 2012

Bill Lingnell, technical consultant for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), presented the “Glazing Guidelines for Commercial and Residential Insulating Glass Units” (IGUs) at IGMA’s educational seminar in Las Vegas. Later in the day he also presented “Forensic Investigations of IGU Failures.”  According to Lingnell, when handling an IGU, “proper cushion provides the desired support […]

Mike Burk Discusses How to Prevent Flat Glass Injuries

Sep 13th, 2012

Mike Burk, product manager with Edgetech IG, presented “Handling Glass Safety” at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Educational Seminar, held this week in Las Vegas. The presentation focused on how to prevent injuries when handling flat glass.  “Every day in this country, 14 workers lose their lives in preventable workplace tragedies,” said Burk in […]

Tracy Rogers Speaks on Workmanship and Sealants for IGMA

Sep 12th, 2012

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“Workmanship is key,” said Tracy Rogers, technical director for Edgetech IG, in his presentation “Rigid Spacer/Muntins & Grids/Flexible Spacer Systems.” While speaking at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Educational Seminar yesterday afternoon, Rogers said that all sealants on the market work, and it doesn’t matter which company markets its product as the best; workmanship […]

Jeff Haberer Explains Coated Glass Handling

Sep 12th, 2012

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In a very demonstrative presentation for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Educational Seminar, Jeff Haberer, mechanical engineer for Cardinal IG, explained the proper procedures for handling coated glass. In the presentation, “Handling Coated Glass,” Haberer demonstrated with visual aids how to maintain an unscathed lite. Proper steps for handling the coated glass, according to […]