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Two new CPDs focus on smart technologies and environmental change

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

The new CPDs have been
created by the Guild
of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) for
delivery exclusively by GAI members across the country.? 

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 is designed 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 that 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?technical@gai.org.uk.? 

www.gai.org.uk

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