Consulting & Training

Servicing the architect, contractor and owner

PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS with properly specified doors and hardware will assure the most competitive pricing and help avoid costly change orders. Codes and regulations which affect doors and hardware are constantly evolving and can even vary by jurisdiction. New door and hardware technologies may be available to resolve previously unmet needs. We represent most every major door and hardware manufacturer which eliminates any bias toward a particular manufacturer and guarantees we are recommending the best product or solution for each specific situation. Our industry certified Architectural Hardware Consultants and Certified Door Consultants will help custom design doors and hardware for unique applications. We will assist in the preparation of project Door Schedules and specifications for complete, accurate construction documents. Meetings with building owners and site surveys of existing conditions help satisfy the needs and desires of your customer.

BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (BIM) is being adopted by more architects, contractors, and building owners who require trades like doors and hardware to provide BIM “deliverables” and APV is prepared to support your door and hardware BIM needs. We can provide data-rich 3-D CAD objects with the critical product data embedded. ASSA ABLOY’s Openings Studio is a cloud based web application which provides a tool to create and visualize 3D door opening objects (including hardware) and exchange data with Revit® models. You can export your door schedule information to Openings Studio and our consultants will work with you to refine and modify door and frame parameters and create the hardware sets. You can select only the information you desire to pull into your project model for use in design, construction, and building management. <Contact us> to schedule a presentation of Openings Studio and how we can contribute to you BIM needs.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING keep APV consultants, installers, and end user reps current with new and changing technologies. Our consultants are industry certified by the Door and Hardware Institute after years of experience, education, and testing. Factory trained and certified installers and technicians make sure door, hardware, and access control installations will provide years of properly functioning, low-maintenance service. Education and training of our customers are also very important to us in our partnership to provide and maintain the best door opening applications. We can arrange generic door and hardware related educational sessions in you office which qualify for AIA continuing education credits. We can provide training at the job site or your facility for the installation, operation, and continuing maintenance of any specific product. In partnership with our vendors, mobile showrooms travel throughout our region or forums are held at entertaining locations to demonstrate new products and technologies. <Contact us> to discover opportunities that may be scheduled in your area or to schedule an educational session or training at your site.