2013 Institute of Architectural Ironmongers Meeting

Häfele UK were pleased to offer the use of their award winning Business Development Centre to host the November 2013 meeting for the Midlands branch of the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI).

Available across 5 different levels, IAI membership is tied to the individual and is open to qualified Guild of Architectural Ironmongery (GAI) Diploma holders, students actively undertaking the highly respected and sought after GAI education programme or experienced practitioners of the AI trade. 

Having over 20 employees GAI qualified, Hafele UK are a member company of the GAI who is the UKs only trade body solely dedicated to promoting the interests of the whole Architectural Industry, Architectural Ironmongers themselves and the manufacturers and wholesalers of Architectural Ironmongery products.  Benefits of joining the GAI include technical guidance and advice, the Architectural Ironmongers Journal packed full of industry news and technical information, technical updates, events and networking opportunities and employment advice.

Mike Kelly, Director for Architectural Business at Häfele and Vice Chairman of the education committee for the GAI says “This is a great opportunity for Hafele UK, who have its own IAI members to host this event at the newly refurbished Business Development Centre. 

“The award winning building offers the latest designs in internal fittings and technology with GIRA functionality which will be demonstrated to the attendees in situ, along with the RIBA accredited seminar on access control and GIRA for which the attendees will receive CPD recognition.”

Häfele UK offer 5 RIBA accredited CPD seminars to a range of industry professionals including Architects, Clerk of works, Facility Managers, Glazing Project Managers and Construction professionals.  These are:

·         The What, Why and Where of Sliding Door Gear

·         Frameless Glass Fittings for Doors, Screens and Canopies

·         Defining Electronic Access Controls

·         Specifying Door Ironmongery – A Basic Guide

·         Specifying Architectural Hardware for Inclusive Design

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