ASSA ABLOY UK Specification Launches BIM Whitepaper Following its own pioneering journey to introduce BIM to its service portfolio, ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has launched an insightful whitepaper dedicated to BIM. 2016 heralds an important year for building and construction, with deadlines earlier this year for both the use of BIM on all Government projects and the adoption of the Government Soft Landings process. With this in mind the exclusive whitepaper examines whether this has seen the acceleration of BIM adoption, creating a pathway to “Digital Built Britain” and the promise of BIM Level 3. Conversely, if these initiatives fail to gain traction, the paper explores the risk of product manufacturers and others in the supply chain becoming increasingly skeptical about the cost-benefit of investing in BIM. Introduced as a means to help achieve a key objective in the Government Construction Strategy, May 2011, it was planned that by 2016 BIM would have assisted in reducing the CAPEX and OPEX costs, including the carbon burden from the construction and operation of the built environment by 33%. With 2016 now upon us and the updated Government Construction Strategy outlining the importance of BIM, the paper addresses the critical questions: Has BIM worked so far? Was the Government deadline a sufficient incentive to drive BIM adoption to the next level? What are the challenges and opportunities ahead? ASSA ABLOY UK Specification initially introduced 29 BIM objects designed to offer a total package of both architectural ironmongery and timber doorset specifications. The doors and each object are tailored for the most common applications and uses within Health, Education and Commercial Office buildings. This was further enhanced by the release of 72 additional objects for performance metal doorsets. Download the BIM Whitepaper here. For more information on ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, please visit www.assaabloy.co.uk/specification or join the debate on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/assa-abloy-uk.