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A third RIBA approved CPD has been launched covering the subject of 'Ironmongery for fire and escape doors' and is now available to GAI Members.
In the run up to this year’s exams, the GAI has been extremely thorough in its due diligence to appoint a new online examination provider. This selection process has taken a lot more time than we envisaged, and as a result – we are having to reschedule the date of Stage 1 and Stage 2 exams to THURSDAY 7th SEPTEMBER.
Adopting a different format than previous years, the GAI AGM & Conference 2017 provided a compact but highly informative event for the industry into a days proceedings.
A stunning residential project in London has been crowned the global ‘winner of winners’ in the biennial Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards, organised by the GAI in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
The stories of five architectural ironmongers are to be told in each issue of the AIJ in 2017.
- 37 pieces of media and online coverage seen to date in 2017.
- 362,000 estimated reach of your media coverage so far this year.
- 6 new links created to the GAI's website from online media coverage so far this year.
The best industry professionals and most promising newcomers within the international door hardware industry were recognised the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI) Awards on 4 March.
The shortlist has been published for the biennial Specification Awards, the most prestigious scheme to recognise the outstanding results achieved by architectural ironmongers and their clients worldwide.
New ways to access CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for architectural ironmongery professionals have been launched by the Guild and the Institute.
The Guild will be exhibiting at the Totally DIY and Tools Show on 14 and 15 February, at the Ricoh Arena.
- 194 pieces of media and online coverage seen to date in 2016
- 55 total volume of media and online coverage in 2015 (for comparison with this year)
- 979,828 estimated reach of your media coverage for 2016 (where circulation figures are available)
- 145 no. of images seen in coverage in 2016
- 89 no. of links created to the GAI's website in 2016.
The IAI Midlands branch has raised £250.00 for a theatre school based in Willenhall.
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) and the Institute of Architectural Ironmongery (IAI) have recognised the educational achievements of the door hardware industry’s rising stars at its November IAI GCC meeting...
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has recognised the outstanding educational achievements of the door hardware industry’s rising stars at its annual Education Awards...
The best industry professionals and most promising newcomers within the international door hardware industry will be recognised at the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI) awards next February...
The internationally recognised biennial GAI/RIBA Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards are now open to entries.
Each year the GAI celebrates the hard work that Diploma students have put in over the past year and rewards their successes. This year’s GAI Education Awards Lunch will be held on Wednesday 2nd November, at the Lancaster Hotel, Hyde Park, London.
Students who sat their Diploma (stage 3) or Certificate in Architectural Hardware (stages 1 & 2) examinations in June this year were notified of their results on 22 August.
In a new initiative the GAI have now produced a CPD which has been approved by RIBA entitled “Ironmongery and accessibility” and are now offering our membership the opportunity to purchase this for them to deliver around their own architect's practices at a cost of £250 plus VAT.
Embracing the theme of ‘Rethinking’, the event was significantly different to previous years. Instead of traditional PowerPoint presentations by the Guild’s president and chief executive, the meeting featured a dynamic Prezi-based view of key agenda items and a panel discussion which brought all the issues to life.
With strains of 'Funiculi Funicula' still ringing in my ears ... I must admit to being a little sad that this year's GAI AGM & Conference is now behind us. With the theme of Rethink being threaded through as much of the proceedings as we could, I believe the weekend was both a refreshing change and hugely entertaining. Certainly from those I spoke to during the weekend and the messages I've received since, it was appreciated by everyone who was part of it.
The Architectural Ironmongery Journal (AIJ) is the official publication of the GAI. It is published quarterly and contains both GAI and industry news and latest technical information
The GAI has released its largest ever technical guide, in a bid to ensure its members are ready for the impact of mandatory Building Information Modelling (BIM).
The GAI has appointed two new membership services officers as part of its ongoing commitment to provide additional support and services to its 200 members.
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers is proud to launch: 'Specification of door hardware - An Architect's guide'. The Guide has been designed to bring together all of the information needed to make the specification of architectural ironmongery a smooth process and to achieve the best possible result.