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Company Updates:
Glider announced as finalist for Construction News Awards 2024

We're finalists!

The prestigious Construction News Awards recognise amazing projects, technical innovations and forward-thinking companies in the construction sector.

We are a finalist for the Digital Construction Excellence and Best Use of Technology categories.

  • Digital Construction Excellence Finalist

Glider is shortlisted for the Digital Construction Excellence category for its work on the Stratford Waterfront project in London. Appointed by the main contractor, Mace, Glider manages the digital handover of documentation, 3D models and asset data for the client, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

Using gliderbim®, we established the LLDC information requirements into a digital plan of work. This plan of work automated the verification of attributes within tens of thousands of data points within IFC and COBie files and documents. This ensured LLDC obtained quality and consistent information at the point of handover.

LLDC recognised the value of our work and recommended the tenants of the new Waterfront building use gliderbim® as a way of maintaining the valuable Asset Information Model (AIM) in operation. This ensures that as the landlord, they always have an accurate Information Model of their asset.

  • Best Use of Technology Finalist

This award shortlisting recognises our work with the Ministry of Justice alongside Kier and Future Decisions. The consortia has worked on a Digital Twin Energy Performance focused Pathfinder project for a single houseblock at the new build prison, HMP Five Wells, Northamptonshire.

Phase one of the Pathfinder project ran from July to December 2023. It started with establishing the link between the static building data already gathered (BIM) and the dynamic live building data from existing sensors and Building Management Systems (BMS).

Initial findings show the Digital Twin has potential to deliver operational carbon and energy savings of between 20% and 40+%. Achieved by the effective use of the data already available to retune aspects of the building’s systems.

  • The Judging Process

All finalists will present live to the judging panel in May. The awards ceremony takes place in Central London on 11 July 2024


This is the first time that Glider has entered the Construction News Awards. We are privileged to be named as a finalist and for our work to be recognised alongside some of the industry’s best and well-known companies.