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Company Updates:
Glider shortlisted for Digital Construction Awards 2023

Glider is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for the Digital Construction Project of the Year award at the Digital Construction Awards 2023.

The Digital Construction Awards are designed to recognise the incredible efforts from across the sector, celebrating the projects, teams and individuals championing innovation and technology to advance the built environment.

The ‘Digital Construction Project of the Year’ award celebrates what can be achieved through the successful implementation and adoption of digital technologies and processes on a project. The judges are not looking at one specific issue or challenge, but at how a digital approach has enabled better overall outcomes for the project.

In particular, the judges have considered which entries have presented clear and thought-out client requirements and engagement, collaborative dialogue and engagement with the supply chain and how this has optimised the project overall.

On 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 ambitions was to develop digital workflows in order to manage project data more effectively. Once Mace had secured buy-in from the client on their explicit requirements, the contractor required all trades and designers to submit models in three specific file formats. As a result, the quantity of BIM information on Leadenhall has been vast, as all of the trades on the project (approximately 60 in total) are data and/or model authors; resulting 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 due to the unique data management, validation and verification capabilities of gliderbim® and 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 shortlisted for the ‘Digital Construction of the Year’ award. This validates the efforts of not only the Glider team but our industry partners at Mace, Arcadis, Make Architects, M&G Real Estate and Nuveen, as well as the broader delivery supply chain. We are honoured to be considered as one of the foremost organisations driving innovation in the sector, and that gliderbim® is being recognised for its ability to improve performance across the asset lifecycle.”

On 4th July 2023, we’ll be attending the ceremony to see winners of each category receive their awards in an evening presentation at the Grade II listed London venue, The Brewery. This unique historic site will make the perfect setting for the dinner reception, awards presentation and networking drinks.


To find out more about Glider and gliderbim® call 0203 8268 001 or email info@glidertech.com.