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Company Updates:
Glider named as an innovation finalist for the Building Innovation Awards 2023

About the awards

The Building Innovation Awards are designed to recognise the incredible efforts from across the sector. They celebrate the businesses and individuals championing innovation and technology to advance the built environment.

Glider’s submission

Glider’s submission was for M&G Real Estate’s 40 Leadenhall Street office scheme in the city of London. Glider worked as the Asset Information Management and Handover Consultant alongside Principal Contractor, Mace and Smart Building Consultant, Arcadis. Given the vast scale of this project, managing delivery (including digital deliverables against client requirements) across the supply chain and project stakeholders has been a significant challenge.

One of Mace’s primary goals was to develop digital workflows in order to manage project data more effectively. The quantity of BIM information on Leadenhall has been vast. All of the trades on the project (approximately 60 in total) were data and/or model authors. This resulted in hundreds of models, and high levels of asset data to be managed. Processing the level of data on the 40 Leadenhall Street project was significantly improved. This was due to the unique data management, validation and verification capabilities of gliderbim®. Additionally Glider’s skilled information managers and consultants substantially saving time, money and effort on this project, and infinitely enhancing workflows for the operational teams running this building.

Nick Hutchinson, Managing Director of Glider, commented, “We are delighted to have been named as a finalist for the ‘Most Innovative Construction Project’ award. We’ve developed gliderbim® to improve performance across the entire asset lifecycle. Being recognised as one of the foremost organisations driving innovation in the sector is an honour. This validates the efforts of not only the Glider team but also our industry partners at Mace, Arcadis, Make Architects, M&G Real Estate and Nuveen, and the broader delivery supply chain.”


The winner will be announced on Thursday 12 October 2023 at the Building Innovation Awards ceremony, taking place at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Manchester.

Get in touch

To find out more about Glider and gliderbim® call 0203 8268 001 or email us.