Technical Services Committee

Chair
Jeff Haberer
Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions

Purpose/Scope
Oversees and reviews development of all technical publications. Assists in development and maintenance of insulating glass standards. Provides technical expertise and supports technical programs. Determines products or service needs and requirements, sets scope and publication medium for publications and code positions. Designs and develops new or changed products or services. Recommends decommissioning of current products or services. 

Reports to:  Technical Policy Committee

Objectives
The objectives of the Technical Services Committee are to:

  1. Support IGMA’s Mission and Strategic Initiatives by reviewing and advancing insulating glass technologies and quality processes in order to create a standard of excellence that provides value to our industry and enhances member opportunities for growth and success.
  2. Critique and assist in the development and maintenance of Insulating Glass Standards.
  3. Make recommendations for research to the Board of Directors through the Technical Policy Committee on current and new insulating glass technologies and oversee such research projects as approved by the Board of Directors.
  4. Prepare technical briefs, documents and policy statements.
  5. Develop projects assigned by the Technical Policy Committee according to established guidelines and timetables.
  6. Provide technical expertise to the IGMA / IGMAC Certification Program.
  7. Assist in IGMA Technical Seminars.
  8. Coordinate Technical Presentations at the Annual General Meeting and Summer Meeting.
  9. Develop and maintain Glazing Recommendations for IG Units.
  10. Develop recommendations for determining glass capabilities such as wind and snow loads, thermal performance, thermal stress, and similar capabilities. Recommendation may be in the form of tables, graphs, computer software, or other media. All information would be consistent with applicable national standards or building codes.
  11. Provide active representation on national standards committees for IG products.
  12. Create ad hoc task force working groups as required for special assignments.
  13. Provide a forum to address the technical needs and concerns of members.
  14. Review all technical bulletins, reports, test methods, policy statements, and similar documents every three years with the intent toward revision or retirement.

Guidelines
The Technical Services Committee will operate under the following guidelines:

  1. The Committee reports to the Technical Policy Committee.
  2. Committee Members are appointed by the Board of Directors.
  3. Each member shall serve for a term of two (2) years and shall continue as a committee member until his or her successor is duly appointed by the Board of Directors, and qualified, unless they resign, are removed, or are otherwise unable to fulfill their term.  No individual may serve as a committee member for more than three consecutive terms without at least a one-year period wherein such person is not a member of the committee.
  4. The Committee should include representation from all industry sectors (manufacturers, equipment, desiccant, spacers, sealant, testing, inspection, consulting and government).
  5. Representatives classified as manufacturer, equipment, desiccant, spacers and sealants will be voting members of the Committee.  Representatives classified as testing, consulting, inspection and government will be non-voting members of the Committee.
  6. The Chairperson of the Technical Policy Committee and the Vice President of Technical Services (Board liaison) will be non-voting positions.
  7. In the event that there is more than one representative from a company, only one representative may vote.
  8. The Committee will meet at least three times annually: at the Annual General Meeting, the Summer Meeting and in late Fall at InterGLASSmetal or Win-Door in alternating years.
  9. Committee members must attend a minimum of two meetings per year or be subject to automatic removal.
  10. The meetings shall be rotated between Canada and the U.S. to the extent practicable.
  11. Committee meetings will be open to all IGMA members as observers.