The creation of clear, transparent inspection protocols boosts the safety of multi-residential properties — and reassures both owners and building residents. To maximize the effectiveness of the inspection cycle, a reliable, up-to-date source of specification info is critical. As at many other stages of the building life-cycle, digitalization can be an ideal solution.

In the UK, Doorview offer customers wide-ranging expertise in the specification and packaging of door solutions, including timber and steel doors/screens and architectural ironmongery. They also conduct fire inspections all over the UK, a field particularly in focus since the post-Grenfell public inquiry.

For this field of work, Doorview sought a solution which would streamline their interactions with customers, making their inspection service even more effective and efficient for clients in the multi-residential sector and beyond.

Digitalizing inspection reports could make workflows more efficient and further improve the service they provide, including for recommendations of corrective works required at a site.

Doorview selected Openings Studio, ASSA ABLOY’s desktop and new mobile application as the optimal solution for streamlining the fire door inspection process and offering the in-depth reporting they sought. With the Openings Studio app, Doorview helps to maintain the Golden Thread** — “a building’s single source of truth”.

“The app allows us to instantly share fire door inspection reports with our clients,” explains Doorview’s Jody Purcell.

The mobile app also enables Doorview to instantly share a remedial action list, which reassures the client that their building is compliant and safe for all residents, service providers and other users. Working digitally increases the transparency of the entire inspection and compliance process.