Experts in information management for the defence sector

We’re the trusted information management partner for the UK’s largest landowner, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). Discover how we’re digitising their built estate and helping to preserve the value of their assets.

Solutions for Asset Owners
Solutions for Main Contractors

The Ministry of Defence is one of the largest landowners in the UK with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) managing around 1.8% of the UK’s landmass, including a diverse estate of 115,000 non-residential buildings and 50,000 houses. We have been working closely with the DIO as a trusted partner to support them with the digitisation of the Defence estate. Glider’s goal is to help the DIO with the delivery of data and management information to preserve the value of their assets across the estate following the mantra of secure, open and interoperable working.

Whole lifecycle asset information management software & services for asset owners

Improving your asset delivery and performance

Glider supports major asset owners and their connected supply chains in the public and private sectors. With our expert consultancy services and software we are able to ensure their information needs are clearly defined, and asset data is actively managed across the complete asset lifecycle. Our guidance and information management services combined with our powerful gliderbim® platform, enables organisations to realise maximum value from their projects, assets, and wider estate.

Building digital foundations for the defence sector

We support secure, open and interoperable working which is why gliderbim® is a foundational component of a broader systems landscape, where asset data is the common denominator. To drive reliability in the analysis and exploitation of asset data, we have developed a Reference Data Library, and within it, a Common Data Model, to promote consistency in data creation and capture, and standards adoption (ISO 19650, Uniclass, SFG20) across all design, construction and FM operators.

Enabling your smart buildings & digital twins future

The demand for smart buildings and digital twins continues to rapidly increase. Both are underpinned and powered by quality, verified and validated asset information. Our team of experts can help you to define your information needs, and through our software platform gliderbim®, ensure this is collected and validated, and integrated with data from various sources (BMS, iOT, CaFM), to allow you to create the foundations for the digital twins of your built assets.

Services to support your capital and operational activities

Glider is an information management consultancy, services provider and software author, able to provide a turnkey solution for the management of information across your projects, assets and wider estate. Our asset management software and services include:

  • AIM CDE (whole lifecycle asset information management)

  • Building Information Modelling

  • Information Delivery Planning

  • Government Soft Landings

  • Data Exploitation

  • Digital Twinning

  • Common Data Model

  • Reference Data Library

  • Data Repatriation/Migration

  • Machine Learning/AI capabilities


“The team at Glider has designed and built us a flexible, scalable Common Data Environment platform to support the effective management of our asset information, which will provide an improvement in organisational performance and efficiency, reduction in costs, and will enable the organisation to provide a platform for greater exploitation of data to shape delivery across Defence assets. Improved use of the information will provide higher levels of assurance internally and externally and will supply the groundwork for evidence-based decision making across our complex organisation.”

Jane Dudson, Deputy Head Asset Information Management at the DIO


Capital Phase project information management software & services for main contractors

High quality deliverables management

Capturing and validating data and documentation from multiple trade contractors and suppliers on projects is an ongoing challenge for many main contractors. Our services, powered by our gliderbim® software, help to radically improve the speed and quality of digital delivery, ensuring on-time, on-budget and quality handover documentation on practical completion.

Powered by our next generation data-driven AIM CDE

gliderbim® is an intelligent online platform for managing project information, asset data validation and handover. It provides contractors and AEC professionals with the tools needed to manage the production, approval and delivery of all their project and asset information. 

Enhance your information management to meet MOD standards

Through our work on the DIO AIM CDE project, and related information management initiatives, we have a deep understanding of the MOD information requirements. We can help you to interpret these, how to respond (pre and post-contract) and importantly how to securely deliver quality, validated structured document and data deliverables.

Services to support your capital projects and handover activities

For contractors and other lead appointed parties in design and construction, Glider can provide information management services and software, providing a turnkey solution for the management of information across your projects through to handover into operations. These services include:

  • PIM CDE (cyber secure project information management)

  • Pre-contract support (e.g. pre-contract BEP writing & BIM RORs)

  • BIM Management & Coordination

  • Handover Documentation Management Support

  • IFC/COBie (Asset) Data Management Services

  • Golden Thread & Building Safety Information Management (BS 8644-1)

  • 3D Modelling & Model Validation

  • Government Soft Landings Support


Security taken seriously

Working in partnership with the DIO means we take cyber security very seriously. We are certified to ISO 27001, CyberEssentials+ and we are also MOD CyDR certified. These standards, coupled with our UK CDE deployment, meet the UK data sovereign requirements for projects up to the classification of Official-Sensitive. 

We are also approved by the digital marketplace for software and services

Innovation recognised by the industry

In June 2023, Glider was the first company to have been presented with the BAE Systems sponsored JOSCAR SME Innovation Award.

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