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Company Updates:
Glider shortlisted for Building Innovation Awards 2022

Achieving 100% compliance on one of the most complex BIM projects to date

The Building Innovation Awards recognise individuals and organisations that are revolutionising the industry by establishing innovative practices which result in the creation of smarter, safer buildings. Glider has been shortlisted for the Most Innovative Public Project award.  This is as a result of its exceptionally innovative construction practices on the HMP Five Wells project.

The category reflects the need for change in the way the industry plans, designs and constructs public buildings and infrastructure. Building Information Management (BIM) is one of the most powerful tools at the construction sector’s disposal. And Glider is one of the innovators utilising BIM to produce advantageous results for clients. As a shortlisted candidate, Glider has successfully demonstrated its innovations that are creating more consistent, efficient and productive practices within the public sector.

The nomination also recognises Glider’s implementation of its Common Data Environment (CDE) platform, gliderbim®, on the HMP Five Wells project. For this project, Glider supported its client Kier in complying with the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) requirements. This ambitious project involved one of the largest data sets Glider has worked on to date.

HMP Five Wells is an adult male Category C resettlement prison designed to enhance rehabilitation. Built almost entirely from standardised components and project managed by Mace, the facility is now the biggest prison in England. On this substantial development, the use of gliderbim® enabled high quality and complete handover information for HMP Five Wells. gliderbim® was responsible for the successful information capture across 79 work packages, from 49 trade contractors, and verifying in excess of 2.5 million data points from 380,000 COBie records.

Processing the level of data provided on the project would not have been possible without the distinctive data management capabilities of gliderbim® and the expertise of Glider’s information managers and consultants.

James Franklin, Head of BIM at Kier, was responsible for leading this complex project and team. Commenting, James said: “Kier and Glider worked collaboratively as one team to deliver possibly the most complex BIM project to date at HMP Five Wells, achieving 100% compliance and assisting the MoJ to bridge the gap between design and construction, and operations.”

Nick Hutchinson, Managing Director of Glider commented, “Glider’s work being considered for Most Innovative Public Project validates the skill and success of gliderbim® and the whole team on this extremely complex project. This award recognises biggest innovators in the industry, and we are honoured to be nominated for our efforts on HMP Five Wells.”

The awards ceremony, hosted by comedian and actor Justin Moorhouse, take place on 27 October 2022 in Manchester.

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