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Company Updates:
Glider wins industry award for 40 Leadenhall

We are delighted to have won the ‘Most Innovative Construction Project’ award for our involvement in 40 Leadenhall Street

The Building Innovation Awards celebrates the industry’s pioneering individuals, organisations and partnerships that are embracing emerging technologies and digital transformation in order to take UK construction to the next level.

The ‘Most Innovative Construction Project’ category celebrates projects that adopt emerging technologies and processes for collaborative working and supply chain engagement to save time and money.

Blown away

Glider’s submission was for the 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.

The judges deemed this to be an obviously impressive project. It had scale, innovation and impact, using digital tools to a high degree. One judge scored 40 Leadenhall Street a 10 and was blown away. All in all, they felt it was a fantastic project! It applied digital tools not only in the supply chain, but with stakeholders at the final stages of handover, and in the operational phase.

Building Innovation Awards with Kriss Akabusi

[Photo credit: UKBE and Paul Greenwood Photography]
Collecting the awards was Henry Saunders, Director of Operations at Glider, and Stuart Bell, Director of Sales & Marketing at Glider. The award was presented by Mairead Gallgher Morgan, Associate at Buro Happold. The evening was hosted by Kriss Akabusi MBE.

At the forefront of innovation

Glider is proud to be at the forefront of modernising documentation. It achieves this through the use of its flagship Common Data Environment (CDE), gliderbim®. The CDE provides architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), as well as property professionals with a comprehensive solution for all of their asset information management needs. It has been employed by several high-profile clients including Coventry University, Deutsche Bank and Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).

Nick Hutchinson, Managing Director of Glider, commented, “We are delighted to have won the ‘Most Innovative Construction Project’ award. 40 Leadenhall was a complex project. This was due to the quantity of BIM information and vast number of trades working on it (approximately 60 in total). Processing this level of data was possible thanks to the unique data management, validation and verification capabilities of gliderbim® and Glider’s skilled information managers and consultants. Working closely with our industry partners, we have substantially saved time, money and effort on this project, and infinitely enhanced workflows for the operational teams running this building.”

Discover more

You can read more about the Building Innovation Award winners in Build in Digital’s coverage of the evening.

To find out more about Glider and gliderbim® call 0203 8268 001 or get in touch.