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Company Updates:
A successful 2021 for Glider

Take a look at our highlights for 2021

  • New client wins

Throughout the year gliderbim® was selected as the common data environment (CDE) of choice on some significant contracts. This includes several UK Government departments and world leading commercial businesses. We couldn’t be prouder of our achievements, and we are honoured to be working with such outstanding organisations.

Glider is supporting the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) in a major data migration project. We are onboarding data (over 5 million documents and structure asset data) from Industry Partners on Future Defence Infrastructure Projects (FDIS).

gliderbim® was selected as the information management platform for Ministry of Justice (MoJ). This is for projects supporting the structured data/handover information management for HMP Five Wells with Kier and HMP Fosse Way with Lendlease.

Deutsche Bank engaged Glider as its enterprise-wide AIM CDE provider across its global estate.

Instrumental in the development of two London landmark buildings for Shell: Shell Tower and 20 York Road.

LandSec appointed Glider to support with Information Management and asset information services on The Forge. This set to be the first zero carbon commercial development in the UK.

The UK’s National Environmental Research Council’s British Antarctic Survey selected gliderbim® to help reach Net Zero targets.

  • Product Development

If that wasn’t enough, throughout the year we have made continuous improvements to our user experience and performance. Firstly, we launched the Enterprise Toolkit. This is to enable the provisioning of projects, programmes, assets and estates, including the Reference Data Library that supports clients in driving standardisation in approach by providing a single place to access all protocol, standards, policies and communications. Plus, the Information Delivery Planner (IDP). This supports an Information Manager to consistently provision asset templates and categories. Additionally, document directories and placeholders that meet the defined EIR/AIR requirements on their projects.

  • The Glider Information Value Chain

In addition to this, later in the year we launched the Glider Information Value Chain at Digital Construction Week. A process designed to ensure that the flow of information is not only connected, but to be confident that the process only requests and creates information that has value to the project. The Glider Information Value Chain is a critical five-step methodology. It uses data to provide insights into project activity that impacts on real-time results.

The value chain allows us to understand the trigger events across the operational phase of an asset. We can explore how these affect the state of data in the asset information model as well as structured handover and O&M information that needs to be maintained through change over the asset life.

This was a major development for us here at Glider.  The value chain is now serving as an essential tool on all client projects.

  • New Hires

Looking inward at our team, we made a number of strategic hires through 2021 to support our continued growth. In October, we welcomed our new Director of Sales and Marketing, Stuart Bell. Stuart is planning our entry to new markets for 2022 as well as supporting existing clients.

  • Looking Ahead

As we progress into 2022, we plan to continue the expansion of our team. To further enhance the functionality of gliderbim® this includes software developers and more digital service experts.

It has been another eventful year! One which has taken us and many other businesses on an interesting ride. From our team to yours, we wish you the very best for 2022.