ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland has launched its new Openings Studio™ Mobile App, which allows users to manage buildings as a holistic system.
Openings Studio is a cloud based, custom configuration tool for the creation, visualisation, modification, and management of door openings. The BIM application provides access to complete doorset information at all stages from product concept to product care. It also assists with the manufacture and quality check of approved doors.
The installation process and on-site information is also captured, and products are asset tagged (with either a QR code or RFID tag) for ease of access to details and history, allowing door-by-door fire and performance inspections to be completed and recorded.
The Openings Studio Mobile App is the latest evolution of this software solution, providing a link between design intent during the specification process through to product in service.
Users can access the information relating to each door via the app, and enable an inspection to be carried out. Any remedial work that is recommended can be reported within the app, and users can record details of any general maintenance or repairs completed too.
Paul Thompson, BIM manager for ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions says the evolution of BIM technology has coincided with the tightening of building regulations within the industry, with emphasis currently placed on the ‘golden thread’ approach.
“BIM is now an industry staple, with a current adoption rate of 71 per cent. The Openings Studio Mobile App simplifies the collaboration with architects, builders and others so that changes to door openings are communicated clearly and on time, allowing the building owner to define exactly what components are required before, during and after the construction of a building.
“The use of Openings Studio from specification to product in service and beyond captures the ‘golden thread’ of information in relation to doors and ironmongery, and ensures door compliance at all times, which is essential for life safety.”