ISG’s smart approach to higher education

What role can augmented reality play in universities of the future?

Imperial College - Dpt of Mechanical Engineering - ISG

Never stop learning

At the centre of what we do is the belief that we never stop learning. Despite our extensive experience delivering fit out, construction and refurbishment projects around the world, we still push ourselves daily to provide ever-smarter solutions to our customers’ challenges, with cross-sector knowledge and cross-service solutions. It’s this dynamic approach to delivery that ensures we can provide universities with the most flexible, future-proofed, and inviting places to thrive and learn.

Technology – from engineering-led construction to smart buildings – lies at the heart of everything we do. We work with universities to identify opportunities to leverage technology to improve real estate efficiencies, create smarter, more integrated work environments where possible, and supplement our depth of expertise with technology and engineering specialists.

Universities of the future?

One of the top eight tech trends highlighted by our technology solutions team is augmented reality (AR). In the run-up to the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) event, ISG has partnered with Blippar – the visual search and discovery app – to host a breakfast roundtable discussion to ask what role AR can play in universities of the future.

AR has the power to transform educational institutions and lecture halls to meet the demands of the modern student. This session unlocked the challenges of introducing a technology like AR into traditional educational environments, and encouraged discussion around fleeting tech trends and enduring educational tools.

Attending AUDE? Visit us on stand 49 to hear the key points of the discussion and pick up a copy of the event review. You can also try out some of the latest AR tools demonstrated by Blippar.

Round table discussion - ISG
Cardiff University Business School - ISG

Our response

No two universities and no two sets of challenges are the same. At ISG, we have equipped ourselves with a broad arsenal of experts and expertise to ensure we craft the right responses to our clients’ needs, no matter how complex. From engineering-led construction and fit out to refurbishment and technology services, we provide end-to-end solutions, bring the right people to the table, and align ourselves around our client’s vision.

Furthermore, our development team unlocks new options for student accommodation, and our dedicated design and build service offers strategic portfolio solutions for university estates.

For more information on ISG’s higher education offer and to request a copy of our new sector brochure, email 


ISG - Louise Tanner
  • Louise Tanner
  • Business Development Director, UK Construction South
Richard Irwin
  • Richard Irwin
  • Business Development Director, Engineering Services