What we think

  • Sustainability, Construction

    Dynamic delivery through standardisation

    5 November 2019 / By Paul Watkins

    ISG’s Department for Education (DfE) Framework Manager, Paul Watkins, explains how we have been working with the DfE and delivery partners to develop a standardised model for efficient school delivery which utilises the latest technology. When combined with social value initiatives, we can demonstrate a new way of delivering the vital infrastructure to support the aspirations of our communities.

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  • Building construction tie-ups - ISG
    Construction, Scotland

    Building construction tie-ups

    23 October 2019 / By Paul Beaton

    The voices calling for change are getting louder and, importantly, they can be heard across both sides of the table, as construction companies and clients grapple with the significant challenges facing the built environment sector.

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  • Smartspace - ISG
    BIM, Construction

    The construction industry needs to tackle the two-tier system of BIM adoption

    17 October 2019 / By Donatella Fiorella

    It is becoming increasingly clear that there is an ever-widening gulf between those organisations that are fully signed up members of the BIM club, and those that want to begin their journey, and perhaps more frequently than we’d like to admit, those businesses that simply can’t get out of the starting blocks.

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  • Karen_Vigar_Public_Sector_Frameworks
    Sustainability, Construction

    Building dynamic legacy by future proofing our industry

    20 September 2019 / By Karen Vigar

    ISG’s education engagement Manager, Karen Vigar, discusses how the business is taking a proactive approach to ensuring the future of the construction workforce via the development of a new A-level equivalent qualification. This game-changing approach stems from our passion and commitment to legacy and making a difference to the people and communities that we serve.

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  • Paul Cossell
    Technology

    Shifting perceptions to transform Prop Tech

    27 August 2019 / By Paul Cossell

    What does the future hold for our industry? Our CEO, Paul Cossell, shares his thoughts on disruptive technologies and embracing change.

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  • What we think - ISG
    Sustainability, Construction

    Apple’s phone recycling shows how circular principles can transform construction

    1 August 2019 / By Peter Kelly

    ISG head of sustainability, Peter Kelly, considers the shifting landscape of public opinion towards circular economy principles.

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  • Aysegul Sabanci
    Technology, Construction, BIM

    Dealing with digital disruption

    24 July 2019

    Digital disruption in the world of contracting has begun, but the construction sector faces barriers from traditional working practices. Aysegul Sabanci, group head of procurement and supply chain, explains how we have reacted.

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  • Getting what you pay for
    Construction

    Getting what you pay for

    11 July 2019 / By Paul Cossell

    How can our industry better embrace collaboration and counter the competitive mentality that many believe perpetuates the cyclical boom and bust nature of the sector? Paul Cossell discusses...

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  • Speed to market: A responsive solution to capacity demands
    Data delivery, Technology, Construction

    Speed to market: A responsive solution to capacity demands

    18 June 2019 / By Paul Cossell

    ISG CEO, Paul Cossell, looks at the future for datacentres and how contractors can provide a more responsive solution that brings resilient capacity online quicker.

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  • ISG’s ambitious new programme aims to put health and safety front of mind for every one of us, every single day. Gordon Kew, Chief Operating Officer, explains.
    Charity, Health

    Choose Safe. Choose Health.

    4 June 2019

    ISG’s ambitious new programme aims to put health and safety front of mind for every one of us, every single day. Gordon Kew, Chief Operating Officer, explains.

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  • The seven steps of datacentre commissioning success
    Data delivery, Technology, Construction

    The seven steps of datacentre commissioning success

    28 May 2019 / By Paul Pompili

    Paul Pompili, divisional director, considers the essentials to the successful commissioning of a datacentre.

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  • Bringing the circular economy to life in London
    Sustainability, London, Construction

    Bringing the circular economy to life in London

    2 May 2019

    How can we bring the circular economy to life in London? Head of sustainability, Ross Wood, outlines what ISG is doing in its role as a London Business Climate Leader.

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  • Rhyl SC2
    Leisure, UK, Construction

    Pulling leisure out of the deep end

    15 April 2019

    Frameworks project manager, Daniel Leigh, discusses the revolution taking place in public sector leisure provision.

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  • Providing enduring value for our communities, the ISG way - Vicky Hutchinson
    Sustainability, Construction

    Providing enduring value for our communities, the ISG way

    13 February 2019 / By Dr Vicky Hutchinson

    ISG's head of social value, Dr Vicky Hutchinson, explores how ISG is taking the lead on social value in our industry, and what's next for our business as we seek to offer an enduring influence in the communities in which we work.

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  • Sustainability, can you define it?
    Sustainability, Construction

    Sustainability, can you define it?

    20 June 2018 / By Philippa Stone

    As sustainability professionals, we intuitively understand the broad concepts and the multi-faceted nature of those interactions that encompass our company's sustainability vision - but how many of us could realistically claim that our colleagues genuinely understood what this means or even what it is that we do?

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  • Education will unlock our industry’s full potential
    Education, Construction

    Education will unlock our industry’s full potential

    23 May 2018

    Cardiff-based operations manager, Howard Davies, gives an insight into ISG’s co-developed Level 3 qualification in professional construction practice (PCP) and explores why developing talent is so important for the future prosperity of the construction industry.

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  • Sweating the small stuff - ISG
    Fit out, Technical fit out, Leisure, London, Spa and gym facilities

    Don't sweat the small stuff: ISG's smarter way to work out

    13 March 2018

    From immersive virtual spin rooms to airtight high-altitude training facilities, Lee Phillips, managing director of our Agility team, looks at how our technology-led fit out approach is extending beyond the office and into the highly advanced fitness market.

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  • Summit Indoor Adventure, Selby - ISG
    Public, Government, Frameworks, Construction, Sustainability

    Public sector power

    27 October 2017 / By Zoe Price

    Newly appointed group director for public frameworks, Zoe Price, gives us an insight into her new role, a new task force, and why public sector frameworks are important for ISG.

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  • HSL - thinking piece
    R and D labs, Healthcare, Hi Tech assembly, Design and Build

    Providing established buildings with a clean bill of health

    13 October 2017

    ISG’s divisional director, Paul Sharp, explains how One Mabledon Place in London went from being an outdated 1960s office block to one of Europe’s largest pathology laboratories.

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  • Peter Kelly, ISG head of sustainability
    Sustainability, Construction, Waste facilities

    Waste is a global issue. We must act now.

    3 August 2017 / By Peter Kelly

    In a special featured article for Construction Manager magazine, ISG’s head of sustainability, Peter Kelly, explains how wider collaboration and communication across the construction industry will help businesses to hit their waste reduction targets.

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  • Retail, Construction, Health

    International expansion: How to hit the ground running in five easy steps

    22 March 2017 / By Pete Dennis

    Pete Dennis, ISG’s group head of operational best practice, explains how contractors need to think locally when they want to go global.

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  • Construction, BIM, Technology

    Could the construction skills gap become virtually non-existent?

    17 March 2017 / By Jack Dearlove

    BIM strategy manager, Jack Dearlove, looks at how ISG's pioneering approach to technology can help to combat the construction skills shortage.

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  • Smart building, The Crystal, Siemens - ISG
    Technology, Technical fit out, Fit out, New build, Sustainability

    Smart buildings: Combining smarter technology with smarter thinking

    6 March 2017 / By Paul Cook

    Head of technology for ISG’s technology solutions business, Paul Cook, discusses the growth of smart buildings and how technology is driving the built environment.

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  • Hotels, Hospitality, London, Liverpool, Construction, Manchester

    Adapt to thrive: the regional hotel space race is well underway

    28 November 2016 / By Andy McLinden

    ISG regional managing director Andy McLinden discusses construction opportunities in the regional hotels and hospitality sector as property in the capital becomes increasingly harder to find.

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  • WhatWeThink - BIM - ISG
    BIM, Technical fit out, Fit out, Technology

    How BIM can make you invaluable to your client

    1 October 2016 / By Richard Oldfield

    ISG and Asda’s BIM journey started around four years ago when discussions were held to evaluate the benefits of BIM implementation for the supermarket’s capital works framework programme.

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  • What we think - Workplace of Tomorrow - ISG
    Office, Design management, Design and Build, Technology, Fit out, Technical fit out

    Connected and Collaborative: Taking the Office Out of the Everyday

    2 September 2016 / By Ardell Bunt

    With the unified communications sector predicted to be worth more than £52 billion by 2020, SMEs and start-ups in this field look set to increase. But what will their offices look like?

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  • What we think - BIM - ISG
    BIM, Fit out, Technical fit out

    Are we at the tipping point for BIM adoption in the supply chain?

    2 September 2016 / By Mark Norton

    The experience of finishes and interior contractors operating in a BIM environment would probably be best described as inconsistent.

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  • What we think - ISG
    Waste facilities, Sustainability, Health, Construction management

    Can the industry raise its game to meet stringent waste production targets in 2020?

    1 September 2016 / By Peter Kelly

    With the formation of BuildUK in September 2015, it could be argued that the environmental agenda hasn’t been a key immediate priority when compared to fair payment, health and safety, training and skills.

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  • Data centre
    BIM, Datacentres, Technical fit out, Fit out

    Think integration if you truly value your datacentre BIM investment

    15 August 2016 / By Matthew Roche

    So much has been written about BIM, that it’s become increasingly hard for clients to separate fact from fiction, and to drill down and reveal the real tangible benefits this methodology brings to the datacentre ‘design, build and operate community’.

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  • BIM, Fit out, Technical fit out, Technology

    BIM is constantly evolving

    29 April 2016 / By Mark Norton

    While the pace and proliferation of new technology entering the sector has been impressive, we’ve yet to find software that delivers the all-encompassing solution we require.

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  • ISG - Social value
    Liverpool, Construction, Residential

    Want to know what social value looks like?

    30 March 2016 / By Dr Vicky Hutchinson

    Ultimately, social value must go beyond the notion of ‘giving something back’. It’s not a pre-qualification tick in a box, but a genuine opportunity for built environment organisations and their public sector clients to actively build social improvement into every publicly funded scheme

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  • What we think - BIM - ISG
    BIM, Technology, Fit out, Technical fit out

    Challenging BIM’s top down approach

    10 March 2016 / By Mark Norton

    The onus for driving BIM processes and methodology has traditionally landed squarely at the door of the main contractor. It’s easy to see why this top down approach continues to prevail.

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  • What we think - Social Value - ISG
    Public, Construction, New build

    Can social value build better communities?

    2 February 2016 / By Dr Vicky Hutchinson

    January 31st marks three years since the Social Value Act came into force, obliging all public sector organisations in England and Wales to incorporate considerations of social value in procurement decisions for public service contracts.

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  • ISG - BIM expertise supply chain
    BIM, Fit out, Technical fit out, Technology

    Why passing BIM expertise down the chain is so important?

    8 January 2016 / By Adam O'Brien

    As BIM methodology is increasingly the standard, rather than the exception, across all project value bands, the role of our supply chain partners is ever more pivotal in our ability to deliver positive BIM outcomes.

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  • ISG - Presley or Swift
    Office, Fit out, Technical fit out

    Era of one-size-fits-all office is over

    2 January 2016 / By Tim Hardingham

    Changes in technology, the jobs we do and how we do them have all caused office design to evolve over the decades too, but that doesn’t mean we should leave anyone behind.

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