ASSA ABLOY UK Opens the Doors to Scottish University

ASSA ABLOY UK has provided door closers to a University of Edinburgh building.

The James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) is situated two miles south of the city centre and houses the university’s School of Physics and Astronomy.

The university’s estate team contacted ASSA ABLOY UK, as they were having issues with closed doors being damaged by trolleys and fire doors being wedged open, making the building vulnerable to the spread of fire.

ASSA ABLOY DC700 with G460 door closers were specified, which have an electro-mechanical hold open guide rail, allowing doors to be held open, but released when fire alarms activate. This enabled the doors to keep FD60 integrity, and reduce the risk of fire spreading.  

Additionally ASSA ABLOY DC500A door closers with G460 slide rails were specified on the non fire doors as the Cam-Motion® meets the rigorous requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

Barry Harris, Northern Regional Sales Manager at Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, said: “The University of Edinburgh is a major client for us and we have worked extensively with them over the years.

“We have been able to utilise our experience within the education sector to provide door closers on all double doors in corridors across the four storey building, in order to help maintain access, egress, security and retain fire door approval.”

Cameron Duncanson, Estates Operations at the University of Edinburgh, said: “We have been providing students with world-class teaching for more than 425 years and the safety of our students is of the upmost importance to us.

“It was crucial that we worked with a trusted manufacturer in order to ensure that our students can gain access to lectures and seminars, while having an adequate means of escape in the event of an emergency.”

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