Building Information Modelling (BIM) is changing the building landscape, bringing with it improvements in design, specification, delivery and asset management. According to NBS’ National BIM Report 2019, 96% of contractors plan to use BIM in the next five years, but there appears to be a frustration over the lack of adoption from other stakeholders in the supply chain.
When it comes to doorsets, and ironmongery in particular, using tools such as Openings Studio from ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK and Ireland’s Door Group can truly unlock the potential of BIM.
The software, which is suitable for all building projects and applications, provides product information and performance data to comply with budgets and ensure Building Regulations are adhered to, while 3D views guarantee full design integration.
Openings Studio can drive efficiencies in creating door schedules by linking to fire certifications and energy performance documents. Contractors can then view this information to assess precise quantities, pricing, compliance, links to supplier websites and installation instructions on behalf of end users. In addition, contractors are also able to track the status of installations across a given end user’s project much more effectively.
Openings Studio also ensures that post-construction processes – such as environmental accreditations and handover to facilities management specialists – are managed effectively. The ongoing performance and maintenance of the building may also be monitored via QR codes and a weblink to where all documents and certificates are located. This means that, when a site is audited, all information is easily accessible.
Eric Spooner, BIM manager at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK and Ireland, observed: “Openings Studio has been designed to help minimise costs and streamline the data sharing process throughout an entire project lifecycle by acting as a collaborative tool for all project stakeholders involved, from the initial design right through to construction, delivery, asset management and beyond.”
The Door Group can support customers at every stage, from design and specification through to installation and ongoing maintenance. With such a wide range of capabilities, Door Group can source and supply all door and ironmongery requirements, seeing a project through from start to finish.