Mulcol Project Manager
Firestop detailling during design phase
Reduce costs due to design errors? Lack of clarity before and during the construction phase as to how the installation penetrations can be firestopped?
You can make your project unique with the help of Mulcol Project Manager. In order to save costs, you can create a clear Project Book in the design phase, with cut-off details and relevant data for all firestop penetration seals on your construction project. Firestop solutions from the Multiselector, associated certificates and quotations can easily be combined into a single file. You can send the Project Book directly by e-mail or download it as a pdf file. This will provide your client with a clear insight into how to ensure the building has the correct firestop products and solutions in combination with applied installations for firestop structures, such as walls and floors.
This is what we call: “Firestop detailing during design phase”
Create a Project Book
You can structure and format the Project Book in any way you wish. You can use your choice of colours, add a company logo and possibly add a project image. Your company information is automatically copied to the Project Book, so please make sure that it is correct. To change your company information, go to ‘Account’ in the Data Manager main menu.
Under the ‘General settings’ tab, enter the Project Book’s name and an optional short description that will be used for archiving the Project Book. You are free to choose the text colour that will be used in the Project Book and the colours for the headers.
On the left-hand side of the screen, you can see how the Project Book’s cover page will look based on the data you have entered and your choice of layout. If you have previously uploaded your company logo to your company information in the main account, you can display it on the cover page. Do you have an image of the project? If so, simply add it by clicking the ‘Add image’ button.
Create a Project Book for the first timeWhen you create a Project Book for the first time, you will see this start screen. Click ‘New project book’ to start.
Live previewUse this function to see how your Project Book will look. You can use the live preview function to display the layout on your screen.
Table of contents
You do not have to worry about the table of contents; it is automatically generated based on the number of fire-resistant solutions and attachments that you add.
Project and contact details
You can enter the details of the project, the client and the party responsible for management and maintenance (if applicable) here. If you have already entered the details when creating a project in the Data Manager, you can simply copy them by linking the project data. If you do not wish to include the details in the Project Book, toggle the ‘Show’ button to off.
Add the fire-resistant solution(s) that you have created and stored in your Favourites using the Multiselector here. To add solutions from the Multiselector, click the ‘Add solution(s)’ button. Click here for more information.
You can optionally use the toggle button to show your own address on the back of the Project Book. This address is copied from your company details in the main account. You can also change the colour used for the text and Project Book cover.
Change sequenceCreate your own choice of structure by dragging tabs.
Simple operationClick the ‘toggle’ button to turn this on and off.
Add Multiselector solutions
Once you have created solutions using the Multiselector, you can easily incorporate them in the Project Book. This is only possible if the solutions are stored in your Favourites.
Add a fire-resistant solution
If you want to add a separator page before displaying the Multiselector solutions in the Project Book, turn on the ‘Automatic separator page’ toggle button.
Clicking the ‘Add solution(s)’ button opens a pop-up window where you can easily retrieve the Multiselector solutions that you have stored in your Favourites.
Search for the right fire-resistant solution
You can also filter by name in the search field. Start typing in the search field and the solutions that match your entry appear in the overview.
Select and Deselect All
Select or deselect all solutions at once.
Select the solution(s) that you want to add to the logbook and click the ‘Add’ button.
Overview of added solutions
The selected fire-resistant solutions that will be loaded into the Project Book are now displayed in the overview under the Solutions tab. You can view the solutions here and change the name if you wish, or remove them from the Project Book.
View chosen solutionClick the ‘eye’ icon to view the solution first before generating the Project Book.
Change solution nameChange the name of the solution by clicking the ‘pencil’ icon.
To add an extra separator page, attachment or solution page, click ‘Add page’ at the top right or the button at the bottom right on the Last Page.
You create a new chapter by adding a separator page. The title that you enter is automatically included in the Project Book index. In contrast to the function for automatically adding separator pages under ‘Solutions’ and ‘Attachment(s)’, you can add extra text here by using the ‘Description’ field. You can customise the style here by selecting a page and text colour.
Would you like to add other documents, photos or information to the Project Book? If so, use the function for adding an attachment. You can easily add files from the Library in the Project Manager or from your own desktop.
Does the project have multiple building structures or layers? If so, you can organise the Project Book clearly and present your fire-resistant solutions in separate sections. To do so, you simply add an extra ‘Solution(s)’ sheet.
Add extra sheetClick ‘Add a sheet’ and select the option you want from the list.
Save, share and edit the Project Book
You can easily store the Project Book, download it as a PDF file or send it directly by email. You can edit the Project Book at any time if you wish to make any subsequent changes.
Save and share the Project Book
When you have finished formatting your Project Book, you can save it and generate a PDF file. This may take a few minutes depending on the size of the Project Book.
Once this process is finished, you can download the Project Book to your desktop as a PDF file or send it directly by email to your contacts.
Edit the project book
You can edit the Project Book at any time. If you do so, remember that any versions of the Project Book that you have previously downloaded or shared by email are no longer up-to-date.