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Two new GAI CPDs focus on smart technologies and environmental change

  • 28 Nov 2019

Architects and specifiers of door hardware products can now benefit from two new RIBA-approved CPDs on the Internet of Things (IoT), ironmongery and the environment, courtesy of Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI).

The CPD on ‘Ironmongery and the impact of the Internet of Things’  advises on the appropriate products for smart homes and smart buildings.      

The training looks at how the rise of interrelated technology is impacting the ironmongery industry, including various smart locking and access control products. 

It also looks at the integration of these smart products with building management systems, as well as how future trends in technology and legislation may have further impact.    

The other CPD is on ‘Ironmongery and the impact of the environment’. 

The presentation aims to highlight the environmental sustainability impact of construction products, including door hardware, and how architectural ironmongers can help to reduce carbon emissions from buildings, as well as how they can also change their own processes to reduce the impact on the environment.    

It covers industry initiatives and programmes including the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) activities, building certification schemes such as BREEAM and LEED, as well as ISO 14001 and other relevant environmental standards.

It also discusses the role of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and how these relate to architectural ironmongery specifically.  

Both CPD presentations are RIBA-approved so architects will receive double learning points for attending. The GAI now has eight RIBA-approved CPDs, covering a range of issues architects and specifiers may encounter when specifying architectural ironmongery.    

For further information on the CPD seminars, contact the GAI’s technical manager, Douglas Masterson, on  [email protected]

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