New book for door hardware advice
A new free publication containing the latest door hardware and technical standards advice for architects and specifiers including highlighting best practice internationally has been launched by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers.
The GAI Yearbook contains architectural ironmongery advice and has been created to recognise the importance of the professional partnership between architects and architectural ironmongers.
It includes guidance for sourcing door and window hardware professionals, including a list of all Registered Architectural Ironmongers (RegAI) who can help put together a compliant and robust hardware schedule.
GAI director Angie Corkhill said: “When it comes to architectural ironmongery, even the smallest error can impact the performance of the door, the fire integrity and flow of the building. It’s a complex industry and a hard subject to master, so we hope that this publication will encourage architects to use a RegAI on all future projects.”
Within the Yearbook, Jonathan Hall, director of architectural practice AHMM, has given an exclusive interview talking about AHMM’s projects and award wins, architectural ironmongery and the specification process. Jonathan also was also a judge for this year’s Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards, organised by the?GAI?in association with the?Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
The GAI Yearbook showcases the winning projects of the Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards from the UK and internationally, giving an overview of each project and the ironmongery specification. It also includes a comprehensive update on ironmongery standards from GAI technical manager, Douglas Masterson.