Collaboration for complete solution for new Parkland Hospital

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ASSA ABLOY offered a complete suite of products for Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX, to meet the customer’s requirements on design aesthetics, durability, sterility, and security.


Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, US, was built in 1954. It needed a brand new facility to bring it up to modern standards. 


The customer wanted the new 17-floor facility’s doors and opening solutions to provide a modern, upscale feel. They also required solutions that would serve the unique requirements of the hospital environment: easy-cleaning doors that contribute to the sterile environment; key systems with long patent lives to eliminate duplication of keys; and secure areas for infants. The project parameters were immense – 9,000 openings, including up to 600 exit device openings and 1,200 card readers.


ASSA ABLOY collaborated with two architectural firms, HDR and Corgan, and distributor partner Performance Door & Hardware. Because of the internal collaboration, they were able to ensure that the doors (automatic, hollow, metal and thermal fused), hardware and other solutions worked together. By having a single point of contact working through all the manufacturers, it was easy to solve issues and offer one voice. Working across divisions, ASSA ABLOY was able to offer a complete suite of products that met Parkland’s requirements for design aesthetics, durability, sterility and security.