Pioneering Spanish architects thrive in an ASSA ABLOY partnership

  • 30 Sep 2022

Fenwick Iribarren Architects have many years’ experience working with BIM. They have benefited from its transparency on projects in Spain and abroad. For Campus Acciona, a landmark new business and office development in the Hortaleza neighbourhood of Madrid, they sought a trusted BIM partner to streamline the specification process. Step forward ASSA ABLOY

According to Javier Iribarren, BIM brings many collaboration advantages to complex workflows: “Projects are much more coordinated between the different disciplines, resulting in a more developed project arriving on site.

“In a few years it is going to be the only way of developing these projects.”


Fenwick Iribarren aimed to save time in coordinating specification and parameters between building materials and their Revit® design. Ensuring software packages work together creates a transparent ‘living model’ with the right level of detail, as well as an up-to-date document resource with long-lasting value for building maintenance and security teams.

They also believed this project’s success would introduce their other stakeholders in real estate development to the merits of a strong BIM partnership.

BIM partnership between architect and ASSA ABLOY

Partnering with an ASSA ABLOY specification and BIM specialist in Spain helped coordinate the fast-changing information that Fenwick Iribarren require. They could quickly share alternative scenarios via the BIM model, for example.

Marc Ameryckx, from ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEIA, comments: “The BIM process is an ongoing dialogue, a process which helps architects, building contractors, investors and project owners to work collaboratively.

“More than just workflow management or virtual modelling, BIM is a data-rich collaboration.

“For a large, 554-door development like Campus Acciona, the transparency and efficiency benefits of a BIM partnership are huge.”

Time and effort saved with Openings Studio™ software

Openings Studio™ streamlines information flow from ASSA ABLOY’s specification database directly to an in-progress Revit® design. All kinds of solutions — from door closers to mechanical cylinders— are available with a few clicks. This replaces the time-consuming process of adding door parameters manually.

Javier continues: “The software is very easy to learn. It is especially useful to update changes since it detects updates in the model. A high level of programming is not required and you don’t need to use other packages like Excel to extract or import schedules.

“The workflow and the after-care experience have been great.”

The range of solutions available from ASSA ABLOY also helped save specification time.

Marc adds: “ASSA ABLOY’s comprehensive range includes door systems and electronic locks and strikes, innovative door closers and access control solutions tailored to the office sector.”

Campus Acciona is equipped with…

– ASSA ABLOY Door Closers (DC340, 500, 700 and 840)
– TESA TOP mortise panic exit devices
– CF60 series fire rated mortise locks
– Cubo single lever handles
– TX80 Euro profile high-security double cylinders

To learn more about partnering with ASSA ABLOY’s BIM consultants, download case studies here

Contact ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEA Digital and Access Solutions

Dukes Court/Dukes Street
GU21 5BH
United Kingdom

Web:  About us | ASSA ABLOY
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0049 30 8106 2970


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