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October 27, 2023

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Door specification software delivers collaborative approach to 650-door project for Danish High Court

Østre Landsret, the High Court for Denmark’s Eastern region, has been equipped with more than 650 new doors in a coordinated, multiple stakeholder project. 

The process required delivery of accurate door specifications directly to building project models in Revit and other design software. Errors in the delivery of doors and security components could be costly, and so minimising mistakes would speed up the build and money, explains ASSA ABLOY, whose Openings Studio software was used to deliver the project.

Multiple project stakeholders needed to be able to see and use the design model, with specification details that were current and up to date.

ASSA ABLOY’s Openings Studio, a door specification software, is designed to simplify the flow of specification information between all stakeholders over the timeline of a project.

Hardware specifications aligned to function of doors

In Denmark, this software became the focal point of collaboration between ASSA ABLOY, Swedoor (a Swedish door supplier), locksmiths, building contractors and architects — used to save more time and streamline project operations.

Openings Studio is designed to connect architectural design software with databases that hold specification data for door solutions. When approved by project managers, it is said to deliver detailed specifications directly to popular design packages such as Revit and ARCHICAD.

Per Løvstad, Sales Manager at SWEDOOR JW Denmark explained: “Our cooperation consists of a total review of the entire door project, door by door, so that our mutual customer feels safe and secure that the doors and the entire package fit together.”

“We go through all doors in the project, one door at a time,” added Ole Madsen at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Denmark.

“We determine colour, size, door thickness, and how the sill should be. Eventually hardware specification in Openings Studio is aligned with the function of the doors. We show 3D visualisation of the building in the Openings Studio on a large screen and go through the hardware schedule.”

ASSA ABLOY also supplied a range of mechanical and electronic door solutions at Østre Landsret. The court has been equipped with the firm’s DC700 Cam-Motion Door Closers, Triton mechanical locking cylinders, panic devices, EL480/EL580/PE590 electric and electromagnetic locks.

Madsen added: “The contractor and the hardware store… can see the same as the rest of us, even without having Revit on their PC.”


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