ASSA ABLOY UK Specification BIM seminar proves a hit at RIBA ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has delivered a RIBA-accredited seminar on the realities of working in a BIM environment. Hosted at the Royal Institute of British Architects, the seminar was well-received by over 100 architects, contractors and project managers who attended from across the country. Over the course of the morning the seminar covered a number of topics including the practicalities of BIM specification, the impact in terms of time and cost on the specification process, and the effective approaches to a greater and more value rich BIM experience. Panellists included a number of key architects and senior project managers in the industry, who discussed their experiences with BIM modelling and took questions from the floor. Eric Spooner, ASSA ABLOY BIM Manager also spoke at the event, explaining how BIM worked to streamline a large construction project. He says: “Banner University Medical Centre is the ideal case study for showcasing the ease of information sharing via Openings Studio. It enabled the design team to update 1,600 door objects in the Revit model and door schedule within just 10 minutes – saving significant time and costs.” Feedback from the delegates was also positive, with Nigel Wright, Director of WRIGHT-CLASS Solutions Ltd saying: “The event was a good balance of discussion and case study examples pertinent to the fast-moving BIM and big data environment. The challenges of compliance, BIM level 2 standards and future development was particularly of interest.” For more information on ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, please visit www.assaabloy.co.uk/bim. For a demonstration of Openings Studio, please visit http://marketing.assaabloy.co.uk/OS-Demo-Eric.