How BIM and specification support makes life easier for architects and building managers


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Everyone from security and facilities managers to architects and building managers can greatly benefit from the support provided by a BIM and specification partnership.

A webcast, which is taking place on 8 December, will introduce the process for a non-specialist audience and explain how partnerships free up time and reduce project costs.

“No prior expertise is needed,” said Marc Ameryckx, BIM Development Manager at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEIA. “That is the main message of our next webcast.”

From doors and door closers to wireless electronic access control, ASSA ABLOY has solutions for almost any building or opening. “This range gives us uniquely broad-based knowledge about standards and certifications,” explained Ameryckx.

During the webcast, experts from ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions will explain how their knowledge can help all building stakeholders to save time and money in building specification.

The value of a specification partnership

Specifying door and security solutions can be complex and time consuming. Partnering with an expert helps architects, facility managers and other stakeholders complete their projects more time and cost efficiently.

When they choose ASSA ABLOY, architects enjoy personalised support from a dedicated, locally based specification team. It frees up designers’ time to focus on their core task: Delivering their vision for the finished building.

ASSA ABLOY specification experts help ensure issues around fire safety and barrier-free accessibility are built into designs as early as possible. Because teams are based across ASSA ABLOY’s global network, they bring expertise on local issues, standards and certifications — and can attend in-person project meetings.

In addition, ASSA ABLOY offers in-depth support for six global green building certifications: BREEAM, LEED, Green Star, WELL, DGNB, HQE.

Understand benefits over the full building life-cycle

The advantages of a BIM and specification partnership extend beyond the design and build stage. It also creates a legacy store of knowledge which benefits facilities management, health and safety, maintenance, refurbishment and more over the lifetime of the building.

The webcast – which is free to attend – will introduce stakeholders to these benefits in an accessible, non-technical way.

“Our expertise in every solution around the door helps to simplify some of the most painful processes in building design and management,” added Ameryckx. “The main motivation for this webcast is to show non-specialists how they will really benefit from partnership with a specification expert.”

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions’ BIM and Specification live webcast takes place at 11 AM CET on 8 December. Everyone who registers also receives a link to download a recording of the webcast at a later date. Register now at:

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