IAI (Institute of Architectural Ironmongers)

Membership is open to individuals, not companies, who are qualified GAI Diploma holders, students actively on the GAI education programme, or experienced practitioners of the AI trade. This makes belonging to the Institute a real benefit to each individual member personally, and one which can be taken from job to job.

IAI Awards

As an IAI member you have the opportunity to nominate other members to receive one of the Institute’s prestigious awards.

These awards have proven to be a perfect way to acknowledge an individual’s (or sometimes a team’s) outstanding contribution to the Institute or the industry.

There are four awards available:
•Fellowship Award
•Paul Lewis Award for Customer Service
•GAI Award for Services to the Institute
•Promising Ironmonger of the Year

For full details about the awards and to nominate click HERE

Forthcoming events

Mar 26
GAI/RIBA Specification Awards 2015

The bi-annual GAI/RIBA Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards are nearing and the...

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Education & training

At the heart of the Guild's activities is our highly respected education programme. The three-year Diploma course is the qualification for architectural ironmongers. Of the 2,000+ diploma-holders, hundreds have taken their education further, achieving Registered Architectural Ironmonger (RegAI) status, proving their commitment, expertise and professionalism.

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Technical Services

Technical expertise within the GAI is second-to none. The new technical area has been specifically designed to keep you up to date with the latest technical developments.

The GAI's technical representatives speak for the industry at home and abroad on committees concerned with building regulations, standards and legislation.

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Latest AIJ

View the AIJ Winter 2014 edition HERE.