BIM used to specify for doors on hotels project

The new seafront hotels

ASSA ABLOY Project Specification Group partnered with Kay Elliott Architects to use BIM software to specify door products for two new multi-million-pound hotels. Seafront builds, Park Hotel and the Lighthouse Hotel in Paignton, Devon, on adjacent plots, are part of the £100m portfolio of new hotels planned by the Singapore-based Fragrance Group.

Openings Studio™ BIM software was used to make time and cost savings during the design process. Products specified for over 1,000 doors, included DC300G-HF, DC500 and DC135 door closers, J1000 door furniture, and a key prime master key system, with a total contract value of over £60,000. 

Specifying over 1,000 doorsets can be a time-intensive task using traditional methods: information would be provided in separate schedules and documents, which would require a Revit operator to manually create and update, with someone else to then
check for errors.

As the project develops, information may become out of date and therefore require individual doors to be flagged up and re-sent for advice. The prospect of human error is also a possibility.

Openings Studio made it possible to find all the relevant information and ironmongery schedules in a single place, in one document.

David Shields, national specification manager at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, said: “As Openings Studio flags up any queries and automatically updates in live time, it is easy to see any discrepancies and changes within the schedules. By re-sharing the model information, it then also allows us to view the changes and feedback to the architects – so we can work in close collaboration at every stage of a project.

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