Efficient and cost effective building design requires everyone to be on the same page from the first day of planning. A misstep in the early stages means costly change orders, lost project time, and potential compromises to building design and security components. To help combat those issues ASSA ABLOY presents ASSA ABLOY Openings Studio™, a plugin to the world’s most common Building Information Management (BIM) software that lets you define secure openings, set standards across your future facility, and keep everyone in the loop for the seamless integration of Door Security Solutions.
ASSA ABLOY Openings Studio is a BIM door and hardware coordination software tool for security consultants, owners, architects, contractors, and distributors. The software can supplement or replace written facility guideline standards for enforcement and coordination with the architect and specification writer during the design process. By integrating with industry standard Revit 3D software, Openings Studio allows you to plan, review and track the design of your openings throughout the planning process and avoid miscommunication and the potential for costly change orders.
“If you’re a security integrator then involvement in the design phase is critical,” said Andrew Sova, Director of BIM Technologies for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions. ”But the collaboration portion of design can be challenging. Using Openings Studio to coordinate reduces risk by improving communication and the process.”
Openings Studio is available in many versions that allow access for specific project stakeholders. The version for security contractors and consultants, for example, prioritizes information specific to the critical nature of Door Security Solutions. It then integrates with other versions, such as those for architects, distributors, specification writers, contractors and owners.
“If you’re someone who needs to be involved in design decisions, such as setting a design standard that is critical to security, then this is significant,” Sova said. “This allows you to review the design in real time, with all the stakeholders, before any potential issues arise. We understand how hard it is to have things get specified that are not up to your standard. Openings Studio lets you establish, distribute and enforce your standard.”