ASSA ABLOY UK Specification appoints new Building Information Modelling Manager

ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has strengthened its team by appointing Eric Spooner as its new Building Information Modelling (BIM) Manager.

Eric was previously employed as an Openings Studio Consultant for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions – US, covering the Pacific Southwest for four years. His main duties included training architects, contractors, suppliers, end users and ASSA ABLOY consultants on the use of Openings Studio software, the company’s BIM-enabled product specification tool.

In his new role as BIM Manager, Eric will be responsible for establishing a UK user base for Openings Studio and building his own team of Openings Studio consultants. He will also offer technical support to the ASSA ABLOY Specification team, and integrate Openings Studio with Revit® BIM software. Ultimately this integration work will improve functionality and flexibility for clients when creating, modifying, replacing and managing door families.

“I’m thrilled to have been given this opportunity to help ASSA ABLOY grow its Openings Studio offering in the UK,” said Eric. “Taking inspiration from the work I’ve done with ASSA ABLOY in the US, I’m looking forward to implementing new strategies in the UK and getting a better understanding of the issues faced by the UK specification market.

“BIM is the future of construction and architecture, and Openings Studio delivers huge design, specification, delivery and asset management improvements in an efficient and cost-effective fashion. My new role is critical to the success of this in the UK, and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

Tim Checketts, Specification Director at ASSA ABLOY UK, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Eric to the team as BIM Manager for ASSA ABLOY UK Specification. Openings Studio is a brilliant tool that simplifies specification and adds value at every stage of the construction process, and we’re looking forward to further promoting it to our UK clients. Eric will be absolutely integral to these efforts, and I have every confidence that his extensive experience will help push ASSA ABLOY even further forward.”

Suitable for all building projects and applications, Openings Studio provides product information and performance data to comply with all budgets and building regulations. Its 3D views guarantee full design integration, streamlining the specification process and reducing costs throughout the project lifecycle.

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