Glider appoints Common Data Environment expert David Townsend

Trusted Common Data Environment (CDE) expert David Townsend joins the rapidly growing Glider team. David fits perfectly into our highly collaborative and supportive consultancy team, who are at the forefront of delivering innovative digital projects to the AEC industry.

A CDE is a single source of truth – or source of information – used to collect, manage and disseminate documentation, graphical and non-graphical data for the whole project team. At Glider we have nailed this process through the development of our CDE software platform, gliderbim®.

David brings a wealth of experience in this area to Glider, with an in-depth understanding of the professional construction of a project and a pragmatic approach that will guarantee optimal results for our clients. From the offset, in his new role as Senior CDE Implementation Consultant, David will be leading the design, implementation and use of gliderbim® for our clients, and will be responsible for understanding and developing client data requirements.

With nine years’ experience in delivering and understanding BIM and the use of digital construction methodologies, David has implemented CDE solutions for clients around the world in his past roles with Viewpoint and G4S. Speaking about his new position at Glider, David said: “It is evident that Glider is the type of business that puts data at the forefront of its CDE offering and this is clearly generating enormous benefits for our customers. I’m looking forward to supporting our customers in this way and achieving effective CDE implementation results. I believe without a doubt, I’ve joined a great team.”

Glider Managing Director, Nick Hutchinson added: “Increasingly, many organisations in the AEC industry – as well as in the related software space – are recognising how a well-managed CDE can enable more effective collaboration across the project team. We see it as our role at Glider to educate the industry on the benefits of a well-coordinated CDE, and it is professionals like David who are perfectly positioned to drive the sea-change of digital adoption for this way of working. We welcome David as an excellent addition to our team.” 

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