ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, has revealed a new, distinctive and stylish design for its range of advanced door closers. The new design, a significant step in the evolution of the company’s comprehensive door control portfolio, will appeal to architects and specifiers looking for a range of finishes and enhanced colour-suiting. With every possible application catered for, the new-look range in combination with other ASSA ABLOY architectural hardware offers numerous possibilities to create complete door opening solutions by design. The new design is an emphatic stamp of the future to mirror the innovative, quality led technology that sits within every ASSA ABLOY door closer Supporting architects’ vision Christof Ronge, Global Industrial Design Director at ASSA ABLOY said: “Architects dedicate their lives to create beautiful and functional spaces for people to live and work in. ASSA ABLOY looks to support an architect’s vision with a range of door control solutions that work perfectly and enhance the built environment.” The new design is an emphatic stamp of the future to mirror the innovative, quality led technology that sits within every ASSA ABLOY door closer. This includes the smooth operation of CAM-Motion, the effortless silence of Close-Motion and the ground-breaking Free-Motion technologies, providing safe, secure and legally compliant access for all. When you see an aesthetically pleasing door closer, you realise what a difference it makes to a door and the surrounding environment" Quick and easy installation For installers, the new design maintains the legendary ease of installation for which ASSA ABLOY door closers are renowned. Alternative installation types, flexible height adjustment and non-handed features enable quick and easy installation and reduce stock requirements. Tim Checketts, Specification Director at ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, said: “When you see an aesthetically pleasing door closer, you realise what a difference it makes to a door and the surrounding environment. The new ASSA ABLOY design is a statement. We want our solutions to blend in with today’s modern building designs and enhance an architect’s vision. The new range, in both looks and operation, is designed to be all you need.” ASSA ABLOY, which draws on an 80 year-heritage in the door control industry, will be launching the new range of door closers at their upcoming seminar on design and function in May.
ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a provider of door-opening solutions, brings high specification security solutions to One New Street Square, in London. Using its capabilities in security design and specification, ASSA ABLOY UK Specification delivered a bespoke range of complete doorset solutions worth £345,000 to London’s new retail and office building near Farringdon Station. 204 complete doorset solutions The 16-storey commercial building, One New Street Square, was designed by Robin Partington Architects. The building aimed to achieve BREEAM’s ‘Excellent’ environmental standard through the use of sustainable building methods throughout construction. Working closely with the project’s principal contractor Skanska, as well as maintaining a close relationship with the architects, the ASSA ABLOY UK Specification team has delivered 204 complete doorset solutions from across the ASSA ABLOY portfolio, including high-security steel doors, architectural ironmongery and a range of door closers.The ASSA ABLOY UK Specification team delivered 204 complete doorset solutions from across the ASSA ABLOY portfolio Highest security, premium aesthetics Tim Checketts, Specification Director, said: “Our team worked very closely with the client, architects and contractors to ensure that we could recommend the most suitable solutions for each aspect of the multifaceted building to combine the highest security with premium aesthetics. “As the building aimed to be BREEAM excellent rated, it was important to the client that we had a good understanding of how to integrate our products in the building and still meet the requirements of an energy-efficient building. We were able to recommend an appropriate solution to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating through the EPDs and WLC data is associated with our products. This meant we were able to provide a guaranteed performance for the lifecycle of the building.” Overall building energy performance Tim Halford, the Project Director at Skanska, said: “The BREEAM rating was very important for this project, and the team from ASSA ABLOY were on hand every step of the way to help us achieve the rating and supply fit for purpose solutions. “We found the data ASSA ABLOY provided was extremely useful when calculating the long-term maintenance and overall performance of the building – something that helped us reduce any anticipated risks for the architect and the client. Plus, the product specific EPDs formed a vital part in assessing the building’s overall energy performance.”
ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, has partnered with RIBA Journal to host a RIBA-accredited seminar on how new thinking around BIM can deliver greater value throughout a project’s lifecycle. Titled ‘What are the realities of working in a BIM environment?’ the seminar will take place on 26th February 2018 at the Royal Institute of British Architects. With BIM now a reality for clients, the event will assess where we are with this, and offer a practical guide to BIM specification, as well as addressing the realities of working in a BIM environment. Generating greater efficiencies Tim Checketts, Specification Director at ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, explains: “We’re proud to be partnering with RIBA Journal to present this RIBA-accredited technical seminar. BIM is now a valuable asset for the construction supply chain, so we wanted to invite speakers and panelists from across the field of construction to discuss the extent to which new thinking and new approaches to BIM can generate greater efficiencies and utilisation.” “The event will bring together architects, contractors and clients to assemble opinions from across the supply chain, and generate debate and discussion around BIM and its implications for the industry moving forward.”
Both BIM-enabled tools are designed to simplify specification and add value at every stage ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a provider of door opening solutions, announced the launch of 3D, BIM-enabled tools to simplify door and hardware specification. Openings Studio product specification tool 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. The software, suitable for all building projects and applications, provides product information and performance data to comply with budgets and ensure building regulations 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. Asset managementTim Checketts, Specification Director, said: “Whether you 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 through to construction and beyond.” “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, more efficiently and cost effectively.”