New specifiers’ guide celebrates architectural ironmongery design

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A new resource book celebrating design and best practice has been published by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) for anyone involved in specifying or designing with architectural ironmongery and hardware. 
 
The book, available as a free download, showcases award-winning architectural ironmongery projects and products from this year’s GAI/RIBA AI Specification Awards.
 
It also provides a source of information and reference for specifiers and designers, with articles, best practice advice, and latest updates on competence, standards, and legislation.
 
Among the feature articles, RIBA past President Alan Jones discusses meeting the challenges of fire performance, life safety, acoustic separation, security and user requirements in today’s ‘more for less’ construction culture.
 
The guide discusses the value of working with a Registered Architectural Ironmonger (RegAI) to achieve world-class project delivery, compliance, and outcomes.
 
And there is information to help specifiers find fully qualified architectural ironmongery professionals, including a full RegAI and GAI member directory.
 
The new GAI Specifier’s Resource Book 2022 is available as a free download at www.gai.org.uk/specifier where you will also find is a series of free GAI technical specifier guides focusing on the legislation, standards and best practice involved in key areas of AI specification, from fire safety, fire and escape doors to accessibility, security and access control.

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