Registration for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2013 Summer Conference is now open on the IGMA website.  The conference is scheduled for August 7-10, 2013 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel and Resort.

The major focus of the conference is product quality, specifically through certification, testing and in-house quality systems. This will include a presentation by Dan Braun of Architectural Testing Inc. about NFRC 706, IG certification requirements for thermal performance and current prequalification strategies under development at IGMA.

The Thursday session will include “Current Failure Trends in the Industry” presented by Bill Lingnell of Lingnell Consulting Services.

Mike Burk of Quanex will lead a hands-on training session titled “In-House Testing for Manufacturing Facilities.” Burk’s discussion will focus on key failure modes and in-house testing throughout the IG production that can help improve end product quality and consistency.

“Continuous quality improvement can lead to a higher first-time pass rate on IG certifications,” says Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director.

“IGMA has always done an excellent job combining technical expertise with fun networking opportunities,” adds IGMA president Frank Caporiccio of PPG Industries.

This year, the event will have three unique networking events. The Harbour Queen I Dinner Cruise will feature the harbor area and the strolling culinary tours will take in the flavors of the area. On Tuesday evening, there is also a joint reception with the Insulating Glass Certification Counsel (IGCC).