The insulating division of the Glass Association of North America, chaired
by Arthur Berkowitz of J.E. Berkowitz L.P., has established a mission statement
and developed plans for programs that support the commercial architectural glazing
The mission statement is:
"To provide a forum for the exchange of information regarding insulating
glass with particular emphasis on commercial glazing."
Since the division is focusing its efforts on the commercial architectural
glass industry, it has no intention for substantive crossover with related insulating
glass associations. GANA's insulating division plans to work directly with other
trade and technical associations within the industry to expand the resource base
for architects, specifiers, glazing contractors and others in addressing pertinent
issues to the commercial insulating glass industry.
The insulating division marketing committee, chaired by Tracy Rogers of Edgetech
IG, also developed a scope statement and made plans for future activities. Activities
discussed by the committee include the development of a PowerPoint presentation
to be accredited by AIA, as well as working closely with the GANA BEC division
on an insulating glass presentation for the 2006 BEC conference.
The insulating technical committee, chaired by Tim Moore of PDC Glass and Metal
Services, has also reviewed potential activities and began creating task groups
to work on documents regarding insulating glass constructions, sightlines for
commercial IG units and IG inspection criteria. The committee is planning to participate
in GANA's product labeling committee and will also work toward creating text for
the GANA Specifier's Guide to Architectural Glass on IG units.