Planning & Specification

Comprehensive specification support for access requirements encompassing security and aesthetics

Single source specification support

Whatever the access requirements of your project, we ensure fast, informed advice and support

The safe, secure, and efficient use of buildings relies on a combination of door hardware, mechanical and electric locking, door automation and access control, working as one to perform better together.

Our architectural specification experts combine industry leading knowledge from across all aspects of access provision within buildings to provide sustainable solutions that co-ordinate aesthetically and functionally, enhancing usability, security and safety while meeting the specific demands of a wide range of projects including airports, hospitality, stadiums, commercial buildings, hospitals, multi-housing developments, schools and universities.

Our in-depth knowledge of industry standards combined with practical understanding of how products work together to deliver improved lifecycle performance, ensures a ‘right first time’ single point of contact approach for all access requirements, saving time while meeting legal, environmental, and cost plan criteria.

Our architectural specification experts are happy to help

Our holistic approach

Total support that revolves around you

Our holistic approach addresses all aspects of project support, enabling specifiers to benefit from improvements in operational efficiency and effectiveness.

What we support you on:

Project Requirements Review

Combining a detailed project review together with extensive market experience, our specification experts identify ways of improving design outcomes in a highly efficient way to save both time and money.

Life Safety Evaluation

Whatever the building type, we help meet specific life safety requirements by evaluating building code requirements all while balancing access control needs.

Regulatory Standard & Compliance

Our experts guide you on how to meet legal frameworks and building standards. We also provide product specific performance and certification documents compliant with building regulations and standards.

Solution & Security Development

We discuss project requirements & security coordination to find the best ways to meet them. We identify appropriate solutions & assist with coordinating system components while ensuring that you are provided with complete information on technical issues.

Risk Assessment

We evaluate both the security and safety factors of each project, ensuring management and mitigation through practical control measures and suitable product selection.

Specification & Design Development

We develop coordinated hardware schedules, specification language, and wiring diagrams to meet the unique requirements of each facility while also providing all relevant independent test certification and sustainability documentation.

BIM Support

By simply providing project data in a range of formats such as spreadsheets, AutoCAD drawings or text files, our industry leading planning tools support the development of specifications, enabling specifiers to populate BIM models simply and efficiently.

Stakeholder Engagement

We will engage with project stakeholders to ensure project challenges are understood and develop specifications to overcome or mitigate these challenges through collaborative problem solving utilizing our full portfolio of solutions.

Digital construction

Plan better with BIM

Ensuring the required BIM objects and associated information are readily accessible in a manageable form during a project design phase is extremely important. Therefore, we offer a range of services to optimize BIM model development, enabling complete co-ordination with the project specification while driving greater efficiency.

Your complete access partner

Tailored solutions for every place that matters

From award-winning products to industry best practice and simple installation, dormakaba is your complete access partner. Our team works industry wide to incorporate products and solutions that better address the requirements of each project while also meeting the specific demands for a variety of specialized markets worldwide.