As a member organisation, the GAI and its members are governed by this standing Constitution, which defines the objects of the Guild as:
- To represent and promote the interests of the architectural ironmongery industry.
- To develop, promote and protect standards of integrity and excellence in the business of architectural ironmongery.
- To consider issues affecting the interests of the industry at large.
Among the activities specified to drive these outcomes are to:
- promote liaison between persons and bodies engaged in the industry
- encourage academic study relating to the industry
- determine and promote professional standards of education and technical competence for the industry
- disseminate professional and other information to members of the Guild
- call for, or support, or oppose legislation or professional practice relating to the industry
- act as a national point of reference in the industry and support the Government through the delivery of construction best practices
- liaise with other trade associations and bodies on matters affecting the industry.
These documents are available to download below, for a more in-depth understanding of the workings of the GAI.