IGMA announces separation of C&E committee
Feb. 25, 2016 – The insulating glass industry has seen many new technologies enter the market to address energy efficiency, day-lighting, as well as the aesthetic needs of the commercial and residential fenestration markets. Combine this with the number of retirements of our most experienced industry leaders and the industry is certainly facing an incredible amount of change over the next few years. So how do we manage the potential loss of capital knowledge in our industry in a time when architects and engineers are pushing the building envelope? This was a subject of great discussion at the IGMA Board of Directors Strategic Planning Session held in early January 2016.
Recognizing that current certification programs fulfill a need for existing products in the market but may not address the need to certify complex products and that the industry’s current rate of turnover may result in a loss of experience and knowledge, the IGMA Board of Directors has separated Certification & Education into two separate and distinct committees.
The new Certification Committee, chaired by Roland Rossman (Garibaldi Glass) will focus on existing certification program guidelines while developing new ones to address new technologies. The Education Committee, chaired by Bill Briese (GED Integrated Solutions) will focus on IGMA’s educational programs and workshops; the first IG Fabricator Workshop; a combination of in-class and “hands-on” instruction will be offered March 22-24, 2016 at the Intertek facilities in Plano, TX.
IGMA is actively soliciting membership for both of these committees. If you want to be on the leading edge of insulating glass technology, please contact us or visit our website.
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