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ASSA ABLOY UK Specification publishes White Paper on specification considerations for education settings

ASSA ABLOY UK Specification has issued a White Paper to provide a guide to the specification of doorsets and associated hardware in nurseries, schools and universities. Entitled ‘Specification Considerations for Education Buildings: Doors and Ironmongery’, the document outlines the relevant standards when specifying doors and ironmongery for education projects, including those relating to accessibility and usability. 

The White Paper also covers whole-life costing implications and why these considerations are imperative for a successful specification, as well as discussing how architects and contractors within the education sector can contribute to a better built environment by factoring in health and well-being influencers.


David Shields, national specification manager for ASSA ABLOY UK Specification and the author of the White Paper, informed Risk Xtra: “In a procurement environment with multiple stakeholders where funding is tightly controlled, education buildings have to be flexible and future-proofed. They need to deliver cost certainty and the highest standards of specification. This is why contractors, architects, local education authorities, facilities managers and head teachers are often pulled in very different directions when it comes to product specification for education buildings.”

Shields added: “This White Paper aims to provide clarification, along with practical advice and unique considerations, specifically for doorset and ironmongery specification within education settings.”

With a wealth of experience of supporting specifications within the education industry, ASSA ABLOY UK Specification works with architects, contractors and end users to ensure the right solution is provided for each individual project, which is then performance guaranteed for up to 20 years. This provides complete peace of mind and can save a school thousands of pounds in replacement and maintenance costs.

*To download the White Paper visit https://bit.ly/2Qo4WOs

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ASSA ABLOY UK Specification launches BIM-enabled tools to simplify specification

ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, has just announced the launch of 3D, BIM-enabled tools to simplify door and hardware specification for access control.

Openings Studio – a BIM-enabled product specification tool – and BIM Door Solutions, a selection of BIM-ready openings packages, help streamline the specification process, as well as reducing costs throughout the project lifecycle.

Suitable for all building projects and applications, the software provides product information and performance data to comply with budgets and ensure the Building Rgulations are adhered to, while 3D views guarantee full design integration. Not only this, but data is available in multiple formats to ensure easy collaboration with all stakeholders.


Tim Checketts, UK Specification director, said: “Whether customers choose ready-made BIM Door Solutions packages or a tailored solution through Openings Studio, both tools are designed to simplify specification and add value at every stage, from design right through to construction and beyond.”

Checketts added: “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 both more efficiently and cost-effectively.”

*For more information about Openings Studio and BIM Door Solutions visit www.assaabloy.co.uk/bim

**For more information about UK Specification visit: www.assaabloy.co.uk/bim

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