IGMA Opens 10th Annual Meeting Today in Las Vegas
March 24, 2010
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) opened its 10th
annual meeting today at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas with a meeting
of the Glazing Guidelines and Gas Permeability working groups.
The first item on the agenda during the Glazing Guidelines working
group meeting was to further review TM 3000, North American Glazing
Guidelines for Sealed Insulating Glass for Commercial and Residential
Use, along with a proposal to increase the minimum heights of
What we are seeing in the residential market is that the
setting blocks arent high enough and were getting water
trapped in the glazing channel, commented Margaret Webb, executive
director of IGMA.
Rather than adopting a proposal that would have increased the minimum
setting block height to 6.7 mm for aluminum extrusions and 6 mm
for PVC extrusions, the group ultimately decided to elaborate upon
the current language in the document to better clarify for readers
the importance of setting blocks - so those users can make their
own determinations as to whats appropriate.
The meeting of the Gas Permeability working group revolved around
discussions of the groups gas permeability research project
HERE for related story).
Elie Alkhoury of CAN-BEST walked listeners through the laboratorys
testing apparatus and process, and the inconsistent results received
thus far in the baseline testing. As Alkhoury explained, Theres
something there thats causing us to vary. With components
to test assembled, the lab is working to improve the testing process
itself to establish a thus far elusive normal baseline for testing.
Although there was little resolution on the topic at this mornings
meeting, the questions have been asked early on as the IGMA annual
meeting continues through Friday.
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