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Company Updates:
Glider joins smart building panel at Digital Construction Week

Digital Construction Week (DCW) is an event designed to explore the exciting future of digital construction. It provides the stage for companies at the forefront of emerging technologies such as smart buildings, digital twins, augmented reality, information management, automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) and robotics.

Glider’s Head of Product, John Adams, will be joining a panel to discuss optimal strategies for delivering smart buildings. John will be joining representatives from RIBA, Kier, Hoare Lea and ScanTech Digital on the panel:

Strategies for Successfully Delivering Smart Buildings

  • Speakers: John Adams (Glider Technology), Dale Sinclair (WSP & RIBA), James Franklin (Kier), Ciaran Kelly (Hoare Lea), Matthew Bott (ScanTech Digital)
  • Date: 17th May 2023
  • Time: 1pm to 1.45pm
  • Stage: Main Stage

Positioned as a teaser to a pending launch later this summer, the panel will be discussing their involvement in the new Smart Building Overlay to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Plan of Work. Glider has worked in conjunction with RIBA, Hoare Lee, Kier and ScanTech Digital. There has also been a number of peer reviewers from across industry to produce the Overlay. The document augments the original Plan of Work, and is written from a range of perspectives. Including that of a specifier, integrator, contractor and enabler. It provides holistic guidance throughout the process of identifying the need, defining the brief, developing the design, on-site installation, commissioning and then operating a smart building.

The RIBA Plan of Work is a guidance framework that is used by designers, contractors, project and cost managers, developers, and estate owners. Its application across a range of project sizes and complexity, and focus on outcomes and timely decisions allows the guidance for smart buildings to be aligned with other disciplines, particularly through the specification and design stage.

Commenting on Glider’s involvement in the panel discussion, John Adams said, “This is an excellent opportunity to share how stakeholders can successfully deliver smart buildings using a Smart Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work. I’m looking forward to joining our peers to discuss the RIBA Plan of Work. And in particular how it will simplify the process of designing and delivering smart buildings.”

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