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Developed by industry experts in their field, IGMA is pleased to present the Performance and Innovations educational seminar for the benefit of continuing education for the industry. This day and a half seminar is topic specific and offers participants a “Do’s and Don’ts” best practices approach for the manufacture of quality insulating glass units.  IGMA, a combined U.S and Canadian organization, is recognized as the worlds leading authority on the engineering and manufacture of insulating glass. Our international certification and testing programs are backed by over 30 years of industry expertise.

What is an insulating glass failure? Is it…

  • Fogged Unit:
    • Sealant adhesive loss;
    • No sealant adhesive loss;
  • Cracked Glass;
  • Damaged Coating;
  • Displaced Spacer;
  • Any Other Impairment:
    • Contaminants
    • Argon Loss
    • Non-flat Glass (visual or thermal issue)

Find out what causes these occurrences and how to prevent them. Learn to determine whether failures are due to issues with manufacturing, glazing or installation.

SEMINAR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00 - 11:45 a.m. Morning Sessions

Introduction, Evaluation & Overview
Margaret Webb, IGMA

Glass Receiving, Cutting & Washing
Bill Briese, GED Integrated Solutions

Rigid Spacer/Muntins & Grids/Flexible Spacer Systems
Tracy Rogers, Edgetech IG
 

11:45 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
Code Update

Jeff Baker, WESTLab
 
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Sessions

Handling Coated Glass
Jeff Haberer, Cardinal IG

Desiccants/Desiccated Matrix
John Greenzweig, H.B. Fuller

Sealants
John Greenzweig, H.B. Fuller

Gas Filling
Mike Burk, Edgetech IG

Thursday, December 8, 2011
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00 - 11:45 a.m. Morning Sessions

Glass & Glass Breakage
Chris Barry, Pilkington NA

Product Certification
Margaret Webb, IGMA

Glass Performance for Energy Efficient Fenestration
Panel Presentation

Glazing Guidelines for Commercial & Residential IGU’s
Bill Lingnell, Lingnell Consulting Services
 

11:45 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
Dynamic Glazing Case Studies
Helen Sanders, SAGE Electrochromics
 
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Sessions

Handling Glass Safety
Mike Burk, Edgetech IG

Forensic Investigations of IGU Failures
Bill Lingnell, Lingnell Consulting Services

Wrap-Up & Post Evaluation

REGISTRATION FEES
Full Event
Member - $400 (+ $48 HST)
NonMember - $600 (+ $72 HST)

Single Day
Member - $200 (+ $24 HST)
NonMember - $300 (+ $36 HST)

REGISTRATION FEES: EARLY BIRD RATE NOVEMBER 18, 2011
Registrations received after November 18, 2011 please add $150

HOTEL INFORMATION
Marriott Vancouver Airport
7571 Westminster Highway
Richmond, British Columbia V6X1A3
Canada

Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel by calling (877) 323-8888 or online at www.vancouverairportmarriott.com.  Please reference Group Code: IGMIGMA

Room Rate:
One Bedroom Suite: $129
Executive Corner Suite: $149

Reservation Deadline:
NOVEMBER 7, 2011

TAX: all guest room rates are subject to the applicable taxes, currently 14.24%
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL U.S. DELEGATES MUST PAY THE HST (12%) ON THEIR REGISTRATION AS THE MEETINGS TAKE PLACE IN CANADA.

CHECK-IN: 4:00 PM
CHECK-OUT: 12:00 NOON

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations received at this office before NOVEMBER 18, 2011 will qualify for a refund less and administrative charge of $100.  CANCELLATIONS MADE AFTER NOVEMBER 18, 2011 WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.

In the event the meeting fails to take place as scheduled or is interrupted and/or discontinued or access to the premises is prevented or interfered with by reason of any strike, lock-out, act of God, act of war, emergency declared by any government agency or for any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Alliance, the delegate releases the Alliance from all damages and agrees that the sole liability of the Alliance shall be to return each delegate registration fee paid, less a pro-rated share of costs committed by the Alliance.

ALL FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 18, 2011 TO REGISTER FOR THE EARLY BIRD RATE.

 

 

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