As 2021 draws to a close, once again we have all faced a challenging year, but thankfully there have been many positives we can celebrate and for Glider we have been in a fortunate position which has allowed us to grow and deliver some outstanding projects with some amazing people.
Throughout the year gliderbim® was selected as the common data environment (CDE) of choice on some significant contracts with several UK Government departments and world leading commercial businesses. We couldn’t be prouder of our achievements, and we are honoured to be working with such outstanding organisations.
- Glider is supporting the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) in a major data migration project where we are onboarding data (over 5 million documents and structure asset data) from Industry Partners on Future Defence Infrastructure Projects (FDIS) .
- gliderbim® selected as the information management platform for Ministry of Justice (MoJ) projects supporting with structured data/handover information management for HMP Wellingborough with Kier and HMP Glen Parva with Lendlease.
- Deutsche Bank engaged Glider as its enterprise-wide AIM CDE provider across its global estate.
- Instrumental in the development of two London landmark buildings for Shell: Shell Tower and 20 York Road.
- LandSec appointed Glider to support with Information Management and asset information services on what is set to be the first zero carbon commercial development in the UK: The Forge.
- The UK’s National Environmental Research Council’s British Antarctic Survey selected gliderbim® to help reach Net Zero targets.
And if that wasn’t enough, throughout the year we have made continuous improvements to our user experience and performance. Firstly, we launched the Enterprise Toolkit to enable the provisioning of projects, programmes, assets and estates, including the Reference Data Library that supports clients in driving standardisation in approach by providing a single place to access all protocol, standards, policies and communications. Plus, the Information Delivery Planner (IDP), which supports an Information Manager to consistently provision asset templates and categories as well as document directories and placeholders that meet the defined EIR/AIR requirements on their projects.
In addition to this, later in the year we launched the Glider Information Value Chain at Digital Construction Week. A process designed to ensure that the flow of information is not only connected, but to be confident that the process only requests and creates information that has value to the project. The Glider Information Value Chain is a critical five-step methodology that uses data to provide insights into project activity that impacts on real-time results.
The value chain allows us to understand the trigger events across the operational phase of an asset and how these affect the state of data in the asset information model as well as structured handover and O&M information that needs to be maintained through change over the asset life.
This was a major development for us here at Glider and the value chain is now serving as an essential tool on all client projects.
Looking inward at our team, we made a number of strategic hires through 2021 to support our continued growth. In October we welcomed our new Director of Sales and Marketing, Stuart Bell who is planning entry to new markets for 2022 as well as supporting existing clients.
As we progress into 2022, we plan to continue the expansion of our team with more digital service experts and software developers to further enhance the functionality of gliderbim®.
It has been another eventful year, one which has taken us and many other businesses on an interesting ride, and from our team to yours, we wish you the very best for 2022.