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06/04/2022

Property investor works with Assa Abloy to achieve efficient solutions

London, UK

Structure Capital, a property investor in the hotel and hospitality sector, aims to create buildings which combine form and function with a return on investment (ROI). To help achieve this, “it is important… to have a clear vision of every project.” The BIM team from Assa Abloy Opening Solutions partner with Structure Capital to ensure transparent, up-to-date specifications for every door solution are available on demand. Efficient specification and information exchange streamline the process of deploying multiple door solutions from Assa Abloy’s portfolio.

In the hotel and hospitality sector, Structure Capital's vision centres on harnessing modern technology to improve the design, functionality and construction efficiency of the build.

They adopt a strict approach to cost control and cost management, to ensure finished buildings deliver a strong ROI. Through the entire construction process for every building, transparency in workflows is a must — to ensure every relevant stakeholder can always access current data or project information. To help deliver their vision, they run hotel design and construction following Building Information Modelling (BIM) principles. Their BIM capability is managed by a team with more than 10 years’ experience, across multiple development projects in the sector. BIM and specification expertise is invaluable for property investors

The comprehensive range deployed from the Assa Abloy portfolio includes door systems and electronic locks and strikes, innovative door closers and access control solutions tailored to the hospitality sector.

“Our specification was connected and up to date with the BIM model,” says Andrzej Leszczyński, Head of Architecture at Structure Capital. The BIM process is an ongoing dialogue, a process which helps architects, building contractors, investors and project owners to work collaboratively. More than just workflow management or virtual modelling, BIM is a data-rich collaboration.

Specifiers from Assa Abloy Opening Solutions contribute throughout the BIM process. Their specialised knowledge is always available to architect and client, including at dedicated, in-person specification meetings. Assa Abloy specification expertise helps simplify what can be a complex, time-consuming process.

Digital collaboration with Openings Studio software

Openings Studio is designed specifically to deliver product specifications to building designs in progress. This intuitive software package quickly and accurately transmits the relevant specification data for doors, frames and all other hardware solutions around the door. It is optimised to work with popular design programmes including Autodesk Revit and Graphisoft Archicad, which saves architects’ time and minimizes specification errors.

By deploying the software, Structure Capital can connect every stakeholder in multiple teams to an updated, properly specified design model. The software logs every change, so it is easy to “rewind” to compare previous configurations of any opening.

“With our BIM consultants and software, we give project managers and investors the accuracy and detail they need,” says Mateusz Budzisz, Specification Specialist at Assa Abloy Opening Solutions Poland. “It helps them make the decisions which impact cost management — and every other key project metric.”


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