One Creative Environments Ltd opens up the potential of BIM with ASSA ABLOY Openings StudioTM

A leading integrated building design business has improved efficiencies and collaboration by adopting Openings Studio, a BIM-enabled product specification tool from ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions.

With offices in Worcester and London, One Creative Environments Ltd (One) has been an early adopter of BIM, working within a fully integrated BIM workflow, resulting in a unified and collaborative approach to building design. The organisation believes full BIM integration is the future of intelligent building design, and this drives their creative output.

Having previously used their own in-house models to detail specialist areas such as door and window scheduling, or ironmongery in 2D, One has now integrated with ASSA ABLOY Openings StudioTM.

Openings Studio has helped streamline multi-disciplinary collaboration and information sharing, ensuring all stakeholders have real-time access to doors and ironmongery specification data, therefore providing complete doorsets that can meet a project’s specific needs.

ASSA ABLOY UK Specification’s expertise and the capabilities of Openings Studio have introduced greater productivity and efficiencies, helping One quickly identify any potential project risks.

Jason Whittall RIBA, Director of One, explains: “With ASSA ABLOY Openings StudioTM, we have real-time control over door and ironmongery information. Once it’s been shared, other specialists can feedback on a project’s development and respond with updates and suggestions.  From there we have full control over which information we utilise from the specialist, within our model.

“This collaborative approach makes the whole process far more transparent and productive. We will continue using Openings Studio and would recommend it to other organisations seeking to use an efficient and easy-to-use BIM-enabled product specification tool.”

Tim Checketts, Specification Director, adds: “We are delighted that One has embraced the value of Openings Studio. The tool enables specific BIM objects to be developed and auto-populated while a door schedule is being put together. Then, should a design need to be altered, the BIM model will update in real-time, responding to a project’s changing demands and requirements throughout the specification process.

“BIM is changing the building landscape, bringing with it improvements in design, specification, delivery and asset management. Our tools give our partners more time to focus on what they do best, creating high quality, sustainable buildings, more efficiently and cost effectively.”

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