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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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