Hardware training

All members of the Guild of Architectural Ironmoners (GAI) can now request in-house training workshops from Douglas Masterson, the GAI’s technical manager.

Popular areas for training are likely to range across many topical issues, including electronic access control, BIM, recent and upcoming changes to British and European standards, architectural ironmongery scheduling, sales and negotiation, and the latest updates to Building Regulations.

“Many GAI members have been asking if we can offer a service like this – the opportunity for completely bespoke training which is tailored to their business needs and specific areas of product expertise,” Douglas Masterson said.

“The GAI provides education and technical support to many hundreds of people in the UK and internationally every year, so this new service is a natural extension to our well-known and highly regarded education programme.”

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

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 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.