June 13, 2019 – The Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) recently completed their 2019 annual meeting in Tampa Florida. In recognition of his many years of dedicated service to the organization, Public Interest Board member Mr. Dennis Johnson of Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc. Willowbrook, IL was elected President of the organization.
The organization is well positioned to move its many initiatives forward under the leadership of Dennis, the IGCC Board, and the committees.
“Dennis’s dedication to the principles and initiatives of IGCC have been significant over the years. He has a particular ability to apply his keen technical background to the discussions of the organizations while always keeping the IGCC mission of assurance to the public of product quality and performance forefront” says John Kent, IGCC Administrative Manager.
The meeting agenda was full, as usual, with numerous initiatives moved forward; some of these initiatives are listed below:
- Rapid Assessment Chamber (RAC): IGCC renewed support of the RAC effort to develop a test method that can evaluate IG unit performance in a shorter time period, than the current ASTM E2190 standard. Further data is expected Fall of 2019 with a correlation study anticipated in early 2020.
- ASTM Standard revisions: With the recent release of the 2019 versions of ASTM E2188, E2189, E2190, IGCC review the implementation of these standards revisions as they apply to the IGCC Approved Testing laboratories and IGCC/IGMA Certification program (specific direction to be provided to all IGCC/IGMA participants).
- North American Harmonization: There remains interest in growing the IG certification process for both the US and Canada closer together. Differences in the IGCC/IGMA ASTM E2190 program and the IGMAC CAN/CGSB 12.8 programs were compared and best practices identified. IGCC approved moving forward with this effort through continued dialogue with IGMA/IGMAC.
- New Product Codes: Final approval was established for Insulating Glass component codes. More than just a way to identify components, these codes serve as the definition of generic equivalency between products and affect the required IG testing. This project has been a thorny issue for many years as it will influence alternate sources of supply for fabricators. However, the guidance established should put to rest discrepancies between how this matter was handles in the US and Canada, furthering North American Harmonization.
IGCC meetings are open to all interested parties, and all are invited to contact the IGCC office at email@example.com and (315) 646-2234
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