Summer Conference 2017

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 31, 2017

Event Sponsors

Cardinal IG
Guardian Industries Corp.

H.B. Fuller

Program at a Glance

9:00 am

1:00 pm

2:00 – 4:00 pm

6:00 pm

Technical Policy Committee (closed)

IGMA Board of Directors (closed)


President’s Welcome Reception (business casual)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

7:00 – 9:00 am

7:30 am

9:00 am


IGNITE Breakfast (Sponsor Presentations)

Certification Task Groups:

  • Sealant Adhesion to Spacer
  • IGCC-IGMA Program Report
  • IGMAC Program
  • Design Considerations for Complex IGUs
  • TM-4515 Quality Work Instructions

12:00 noon

1:00 pm


IG Fabricator Module Hands-On Session: Glass Cleaning and Cutting
Bill Briese, GED Integrated Solutions

Bill holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from GMI Engineering & Management Institute (now Kettering University) in Flint, Michigan. He has been with GED for the past 20 years as the R&D and Engineering Manager. His responsibilities include innovation and new product development for processes, machinery and products relating to the IGU and window industry. Bill currently holds 18 US patents and several additional patents pending within the fenestration industry. He has been involved with IGMA for the past 10 years. Prior to GED, Bill worked for 10 years as a machine and tooling designer for high speed packaging equipment in the food & beverage industry.

Bill’s two daughters are both away studying to become future engineers, which is why he still needs a job. But in his spare time, he enjoys a multitude of outdoor activities with his family and also dabbles with old arcade game restorations.

ET&I Task Groups:

  • Thermal Stress Research Update
  • Gas Measurement
  • VIG Update
  • Advanced Fenestration Testing / IGCC Provisional Certification
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Field Correlation Study (Members Only)

6:00 pm

Member Networking Theme Evening: Back to the ’50’s Bowling at the old Montreal Forum / 50s night

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

7:30 am

9:00 am

Report to Members Breakfast

Technical Services Committee Task Groups:

  • Unsupported IGU Edges
  • Edge Pressure on IGUs
  • IG Cavity Width
  • Visual Quality
  • IG Cavity Compensation
  • Thermal Stress

12:00 noon

1:00 pm


Implementing Canada’s Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate  Change: A Market Transformation Strategy for Residential Windows
Debbie Scharf, Director of Equipment Division (Office of Energy Efficiency), Natural Resources Canada

Debbie Scharf is the Director of the Equipment Division in the Office of Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources Canada. She is responsible for overseeing the Government of Canada’s energy efficiency standards development program, EnerGuide labeling program and the ENERGY STAR program as it pertains to equipment and appliances. She has 15 years of experience managing and leading regulatory and strategic initiatives within the Government of Canada. Prior to joining Natural Resources Canada in 2014, she worked with Environment Canada, where she was involved in various files, including the chemicals management program and the clean air agenda. She has also developed industrial regulations for greenhouse gas emissions and crafted strategies for managing the risks associated with chemicals substances.

She holds a Master degree in Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.

Consultant Reports / Codes & Standards (ASTM, ISO, CGSB, EPA, DOE)

Affiliated Organizations

Education & Safety Task Groups:

  • Glass Safety Awareness
  • IG Fabricator Workshop
  • Leadership Development Program
  • Do’s & Don’ts of Safety

6:00 pm

Marketing Committee Dinner (by invitation)


Member – $895 USD + 5% GST
Non Member – $1,790 USD + 5% GST
Spouse – $250 USD + 5% GST


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Room cancellations: Individual guest room deposits will be refunded if reservations are cancelled forty-eight (48) hours prior to the day of arrival. Non-cancelled room reservations (those that do not have an appropriate cancellation number) will not be refunded.