The Architectural Glass & Metal Technician (AGMT) program certified its 1,000th glazier since the program’s start in 2019. The AGMT program is North America’s only American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited, third-party assessment of an experienced glazier’s knowledge and abilities.
The program announced that Mike Marye, an Indianapolis glazier, and member of IUPAT District Council 91, completed both the Knowledge-Based Test (KBT) and the direct Performance-Based Test (PBT), the two assessments required to earn certification. Marye works for Hoosier Glass Company Inc. of Indianapolis, Ind.
“Certification is intended to assure building owners, general contractors and other construction project stakeholders that the glazier can perform work in a manner that minimizes defects and failures and conforms to customer requirements,” says AGMT program administrator Jeff Dalaba. “AGMT emphasizes mitigating defects in glazing systems, which can be costly and difficult to repair after installation, supporting a stronger construction industry and better project outcomes.”
AGMT says that the assessments verify the knowledge, skills and abilities of experienced glaziers who have completed a prerequisite of 7,500 glazing work hours.
Candidates must properly install glazing systems and components, including storefront and entrance doors, curtainwall, structural sealing and weather sealing. They must also interpret construction documents, understand quality control and failure prevention and know the site- and glazing-specific safety principles.
Standardized test rigs are transported to testing locations across North America, where a professional team of examiners grades candidates under an ANSI-accredited process that adheres to the ISO/IEC 17024 standards.