RIBA CPD approval given to ironmongery specification seminar

An introductory seminar on the specification of door hardware has received the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) assessment and approval, providing double learning points for architects and other construction professionals.

The CPD module is produced by the GAI and will be delivered exclusively by GAI members across the country.

Architectural ironmongers play a crucial role in the supply chain, working with architects, interior designers, contractors and others to schedule and specify the hardware for every door and window in a building and to produce a full fixing schedule of hardware items.

The seminar is intended as a beginner’s guide for architects and architectural technicians on what architectural ironmongery is, and how the process of correctly specifying these critical items comes together.

It includes advice on the main considerations when specifying door hardware, how a hardware specification is put together, the risks and how to avoid them, as well as tips on choosing working with an architectural ironmonger.

The presentation is based on the GAI publication ‘Specification of Door Hardware – an Architect’s Guide’ which was published last year together with a useful glossary of technical terms. This can be downloaded here.

For further information, contact Douglas Masterson on technical@gai.org.uk.