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Company Updates:
Glider wins at the Construction Computing Awards 2022

The Construction Computing Awards took place on Thursday 10th November, where the winners were announced during an exciting evening awards ceremony.

The Construction Computing Awards recognise the technology, tools and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing and civil engineering projects of all sizes. Glider is delighted to have been awarded the Collaboration Project of the Year 2022 award by a panel of judges and was also runner up in the BIM Project of the Year 2022 category.

As a testament to the efficacy of Glider’s flagship product gliderbim®, and Glider’s consultancy skills, the company was shortlisted for multiple categories of the Construction Computing Awards, including:

  • Cloud Technology of the Year – Judged by Panel
  • Innovation of the Year – Judged by Panel
  • Best Use of Digital Technology in a Construction Project – Judged by Panel
  • BIM Project of the Year – Judged by Panel
  • Collaboration Project of the Year – Judged by Panel
  • BIM Software of the Year – Public Vote
  • Editor’s Choice – Chosen and decided by David Chadwick, editor of Construction Computing Magazine
  • Product of the Year – Public Vote

Building Information Management (BIM) is one of the technologies transforming construction, and Glider is implementing BIM to create a more efficient industry through its pioneering approach. The Collaboration Project of the Year 2022 award is proof of the positive impact Glider’s employee expertise, coupled with its advanced software, is having on the construction industry.

Glider is at the forefront of modernising documentation through the use of its flagship Common Data Environment (CDE), gliderbim®. The CDE provides architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals with a comprehensive solution for all of their asset information management needs, and has been employed by several high-profile clients including Coventry University, British Antarctic Survey (BAS), and Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).

Furthermore, the award celebrates Glider’s work on the HMP Five Wells project. HMP Five Wells is an adult male Category C resettlement prison designed to enhance rehabilitation. Built almost entirely from standardised components, the 60,000m2 facility project managed by Mace. On this substantial scheme, 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.

The fact that this level of data was processed so quickly is a testament to gliderbim®’s unique data management capabilities, and the skills of Glider’s information managers and consultants.

James Franklin, Head of BIM at Kier, was responsible for leading this complex project and team. James commented: “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, “A huge congratulations to the whole Glider team for their contribution in achieving the Collaboration Project of the Year award. This showcases the amazing work of our entire teams of software specialists and consultants, and the innovation and ability of gliderbim® to effectively manage information across the entire asset lifecycle.”