ColladoCollins Architects and ASSA ABLOY have worked together on the up-and-coming refurbishment of The Shredded Wheat Factory. The ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & IE Specification team partnered with the firm to provide expertise not only on hardware, but software, too. Using Openings Studio, the firm was able to save days, even weeks of time on their door schedules with openings made easy. We asked Martin Russell, architect for Collado Collins Architects, about how he used Openings Studio to work on the more than 7000 door project. Read his reply below.

How has the Openings Studio software and the consulting service provided by ASSA ABLOY impacted your projects door scheduling and specification work process?

Utilising the advice from ASSA ABLOY and Openings Studio has meant that our architectural team can be freed up from working through ironmongery schedules and focus on other items knowing that the specification and integration of the ironmongery is in hand and will seamlessly feed back into the project within the allotted timescales. We have continued to utilise ASSA ABLOY and Openings Studio integration on our practice’s other projects due to the time saving benefit and professional service that we receive.

What did you notice most in transferring information between Revit and Openings Studio?

This was an easy process, which on a project of this size sharing the information can be difficult both in terms of the file sizes and providing the relevant information. In terms of the prompts that you receive from Openings Studio this makes the information transfer clear, concise and easy to follow. The follow up phone call and discussions regarding the specification and determining the exact needs of the project ensures everything is captured.

What were some of the differences between using software versus traditional methods did you notice?

In a project with over 7100 doors the time saved in inputting the data in to each of the Revit objects would run into weeks. If traditional methods had been used the information would be provided as a separate schedule which would then require a Revit operator to manually add this information back into Revit and then another person to check this information is correct. As the project develops this would then mean that the information may not be up to date when it received and would require the individual doors to be flagged up and then re-sent for advice. As Openings Studio flags up the queries and changes live it is easy to see any discrepancies and changes and by re-sharing the model information it then also allows ASSA ABLOY to see the changes live and feed into this.

ColladoCollins Architects and ASSA ABLOY have worked together on the up-and-coming refurbishment of The Shredded Wheat Factory. The ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & IE Specification team partnered with the firm to provide expertise not only on hardware, but software, too.

Using Openings Studio, the firm was able to save days, even weeks of time on their door schedules with openings made easy.

Listen to Martin Russell, architect for Collado Collins Architects, on how he used Openings Studio to work on the more than 7000 door project.

How has the Openings Studio software and the consulting service provided by ASSA ABLOY impacted your projects door scheduling and specification work process?

Utilising the advice from ASSA ABLOY and Openings Studio has meant that our architectural team can be freed up from working through ironmongery schedules and focus on other items knowing that the specification and integration of the ironmongery is in hand and will seamlessly feed back into the project within the allotted timescales. We have continued to utilise ASSA ABLOY and Openings Studio integration on our practice’s other projects due to the time saving benefit and professional service that we receive.

What were some of the differences between using software versus traditional methods did you notice?
In a project with over 7100 doors the time saved in inputting the data in to each of the Revit objects would run into weeks. If traditional methods had been used the information would be provided as a separate schedule which would then require a Revit operator to manually add this information back into Revit and then another person to check this information is correct. As the project develops this would then mean that the information may not be up to date when it received and would require the individual doors to be flagged up and then re-sent for advice. As Openings Studio flags up the queries and changes live it is easy to see any discrepancies and changes and by re-sharing the model information it then also allows ASSA ABLOY to see the changes live and feed into this.

What did you notice most in transferring information between Revit and Openings Studio?
This was an easy process, which on a project of this size sharing the information can be difficult both in terms of the file sizes and providing the relevant information. In terms of the prompts that you receive from Openingd Studio this makes the information transfer clear, concise and easy to follow. The follow up phone call and discussions regarding the specification and determining the exact needs of the project ensures everything is captured.