ASSA ABLOY UK Specification Builds on its Strengths Reinforcing its capabilities in major projects, ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has appointed a new Specification Development Manager. Helping deliver solutions to the North West, Wales and the Isle of Man, David Emmerich joins the UK Specification team to further continue its journey and progress in first fit solutions for major projects. With a wealth of experience in the commercial specification market, David has worked closely with design-led contractors and fulfilled the needs of architects designing for commercial, healthcare and education developments. Speaking on his appointment to the aspiring UK Specification division, David said: “This seemed like an ideal opportunity to join a progressive specification team, which has the pedigree and wealth of experience of a company like ASSA ABLOY behind it. Having enjoyed success in the specification and construction markets, I have worked with some of ASSA ABLOY’s sister brands, such as Besam, so I’ve always been aware of ASSA ABLOY’s presence as a global leader. However, I think the work the Specification team is embarking on is truly innovative and vital for winning business in the first fit market. “I’m excited to be part of a journey to offering bespoke consultancy services, as well as delivering its design-led specifications to major projects. Working within a collaborative supply chain and assisting architect’s to deliver their intended design is the way forward for specification, especially as the use of BIM becomes more prevalent. Providing total solutions that work from front to back and inside and out the whole building, effectively managing flow and the ergonomic comfort of users, requires an understanding of how various elements of the building work together in order to create a solution that works within the architect’s vision. This is a challenge I’m looking forward to meeting this year.” David will join Specification Director, Allan Thomson’s team, who commented: “We’re pleased to welcome into the fold someone with a strong background in specifying solutions for major projects, and importantly someone who understands our vision and the journey we’re on. The development work we’ve invested in Specification over recent years now needs to be consolidated by delivering the proof points, and David is crucial in helping us achieve this. “We have already proven how effective our design-led and simplified approach to specification is on some prestigious developments, such as Birmingham Dental Hospital and Cheltenham Racecourse, but we’re eager to increase and nurture this market even more in 2016.” For more information on ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, please visit www.assaabloy.co.uk/specification or join the debate on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/assa-abloy-uk.