ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions Launches First BIM Objects

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ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions’ first-ever Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects are now available for specifiers and architects to download.

ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions has produced nine BIM doorset objects, designed to help architects and contractors who are under increasing pressure to use BIM building practices.

The nine objects are available from http://www.assaabloy.co.uk/BIM and are initially available on REVIT software with alternative versions to follow. 

To further aid all disciplines involved in a building’s design and construction, the nine doorset objects introduced by ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions will be parametric. This increases the ease of interchangeability and flexibility, allowing for amends to be made to the overall model, which still preserve the design intent of the object.

Andy Stolworthy, Product Manager at ASSA ABLOY UK, said: “The time-saving benefits and efficiency associated with BIM means there is a real drive for this practice to be adopted industry-wide, especially as the construction sector is still in the early stages of recovery.

“As the manufacturer of components that form a relatively small part of an overall build, it would be easy to assume that BIM was not applicable or necessary. However, we feel it is an important part of our overall specification solution. It is also because of the size of our products, relative to the rest of the build, that we felt it was helpful to launch nine doorset objects, providing specifiers and architects with a one-stop solution for hardware and doors across a range of different building types.”

BIM objects for hardware components will be available from ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions in 2014.