ASSA ABLOY Door Group unveils detail of Openings Studio BIM software

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.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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