IGMA Forensic IGU Investigation Workshop Announced for GlassBuild America

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August 7, 2019
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Insulating glass units are complex systems. IG failures happen and are a goldmine of information. The key to a fabricator’s long-term success is determining the cause of those failures to improve daily practices, increase production quality, and reduce liability.

Based on the popular session from the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s IG Fabricator Workshop, Forensic Investigation of Insulating Glass Units is a hands-on session where participants are provided with insulating glass unit samples intentionally fabricated with common, known failures.

GlassBuild America attendees can have the opportunity to inspect the IGUs and are provided with the tools to determine the failure mode with guidance from industry experts. Participants will learn techniques to provide a detailed IG analysis to include performing a visual inspection, dissecting the unit, writing the failure report and analyzing the failure.

Workshop participants will receive the forensic investigative worksheet form to take back to their place of employment.

“We are pleased to collaborate with NGA and GlassBuild to bring the forensic workshop to GlassBuild 2019,” says Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director. “This is certainly our most popular session at the IG Fabricator Workshop, and this is just a small sampling of what that session holds.”

Hands-On Workshop: Forensic Investigation of Insulating Glass Units
Presented by IGMA
Tuesday, Sept. 17th & Wednesday, Sept. 18th (continuous presentations both days)
GlassBuild America, Atlanta, GA
Booth: 3909

Try your hand and see if you can determine how each IGU failed to perform.

In addition to the IGMA workshop, GlassBuild America also features rotating Express Learning sessions, the 14th annual Glazing Executives Forum, the 5th annual Window & Door Dealer Day and 2nd annual Knowledge Bar. More than 450 exhibiting companies are expected to showcase their most innovative glass and fenestration products and services.

“Enhanced programming and attendee engagement are paramount as we continue to expand on GlassBuild’s product expo success and work toward fulfilling NGA’s strategic goal to drive excellence, safety and results through education,” says Andrew Haring, vice president of business development at NGA. “Bringing this workshop to the show floor reinforces this commitment. Furthermore, people are going to truly see the value of industry trade associations and what can be accomplished when we work together.”

Registration information is available at glassbuildamerica.com/register.