The Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) and the Insulating
Glass Manufacturers Alliance held their first harmonized certification
meeting yesterday and today in Toronto. Approximately 50 people
attended the meeting.
Over the course of the two days a number of issues and topics
were discussed. Since IGMA has licensed its certification program
to IGCC, the two groups are now taking steps toward harmonization.
"IGCC and IGMA should not be going in separate directions,"
said John Kent IGCC administrator during the first day's meeting.
"We want to bring the groups closer together."
One of the items on the meeting's agenda was establishing an
IGCC/IGMA Certification Appeals Committee, which will address
the interpretation of respective certification programs.
The certification committee also established and prioritized
a list of topics that it will be focusing on. Top priority was
harmonizing the variations in the IGCC and IGMA programs, which
was accomplished during the meeting.
Another accomplishment during the meeting was the establishment
of an interim certification program to certify integrated insulating
units (i.e. Sashlite-type products). They also formed a task group
to address outstanding technical issues that need to be resolved
in order to implement a permanent program.
The committee will hold its next meeting in May in Philadelphia.