Head of Platform Design for Modular Assembly
As an active member of the Construction Innovation Hub (CIH), we offer a full suite of modern methods of construction solutions across our sectors. Construction is changing – a platform approach to design for manufacture and assembly has an important role in shaping our industry, and as an Integrator on CIH’s Platform Design Programme, we’re driving this change.
With recognition around the value of modern methods of construction (MMC) continuing to gain momentum, we have cemented our role as an integrator of innovation and best practice. Smart practices and methodologies are transforming the speed, quality and environmental performance of our buildings.
Bart Korink, Chief Operating Officer
Zoe Price, Chief Operating Officer
Peter Kelly, Group Director of Sustainable Operations
Reaching optimum operational efficiency is a universal goal that underpins better outcomes for us all – increasing productivity, supporting and promoting innovation, and pushing the boundaries of possibility. We consistently challenge convention in pursuit of improved results for our customers, and we’re leading a radical transformation in how we deliver the built assets that support our communities and economic prosperity.Collaboration lies at the heart of this radical step change, and our approach in bringing together competitive organisations to work towards a common goal has resulted in the adoption of our standard component design principles for classrooms, which the Department for Education (DfE) is now rolling out across its vast estate.
Demystifying the often-complex world of Design for Manufacture and Assembly (P-DfMA) is our specialty, and we’re experts in guiding and supporting customers through our optimised building approach.
We are committed to our role as an ‘Integrator’ on the Construction Innovation Hub’s (CIH) Platform Design Programme.
CIH brings together world-class expertise from the Building Research Establishment (BRE), Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) to transform the UK construction industry for the better.
The Hub is developing solutions that will help lead the transformation of the sector, pioneering ways in which buildings and infrastructure are procured, designed, delivered and operated – it is also taking responsibility for delivering market-ready products and processes that will shape our future built environment, while ensuring safety, quality and value.
The Platform Design Programme is helping create new solutions for multiple projects and sectors. As an ‘Integrator’, we are working with CIH to identify, refine and develop ground-breaking solutions for deployment at scale.
We are developing a data-driven P-DfMA approach, and want to hear from our current supply chain partners and those interested in working with us. If you share our passion for operational efficiency, focus on net zero targets and are seeking a smarter, more innovative delivery partner, please complete our short P-DfMA supply chain market research survey.
The ESS Group has joined ISG to further enhance our leadership role transforming the construction industry through smart innovation and pioneering delivery approaches and methodologies. ESS Group employs 280 specialists across four offices and three manufacturing sites in the UK and Ireland and is an MMC pioneer in the public sector, education and healthcare sectors.
Matt Blowers, CEO of ISG, commented: “Greater integration and collaboration are two ways that our industry can accelerate its performance to meet the growing demand for net zero construction solutions. The ESS Group brings a wealth of expertise, talent and innovation into ISG and enables us to collectively fast-track our journey developing and implementing leading-edge built solutions that are rooted in operational performance and the highest sustainable and ethical outcomes.”