Modern Methods of Construction

A modern approach to driving revolutionary change

Ensuring that everything we build operates productively, sustainably and that it performs to its optimum whilst representing value for money is no longer optional; it is expected.

At ISG, we are active members of the Construction Innovation Hub (CIH) and offer a full suite of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) solutions across our sectors. Construction is changing; and a platform approach to Design for Manufacture and Assembly (P-DfMA) has an important role in shaping our industry, and as an ‘Integrator’ on the CIH’s Platform Design Programme, we are now positioned to drive this change.

As Zoe Price, Chief Operating Officer, UK Construction explains, “MMC solutions have an increasingly important role in the future of our industry, and at ISG we are working alongside a large number of partners to drive their adoption and implementation across our business and beyond. MMC covers a broad spectrum of innovative construction techniques, as we strive to work more effectively to achieve more whilst using less. We have brought together our supply chain, designers, consultants, manufacturers and customers, and this help us to develop smarter construction practices and methodologies.

"Our understanding and practical implementation of MMC and aspects such as P-DfMA ensures we can support our clients through this optimised building approach and help you to achieve your net zero carbon targets before 2050."

With increasing recognition of the beneficial impacts of these modern methods , ISG has consolidated its role as an integrator of innovation and best practice. Our smarter practices and methodologies are proving transformational for the speed, quality and environmental performance of our buildings.

What does ISG offer?

The drive towards optimum operational efficiency is a universal goal that underpins better outcomes for us all – creating increased productivity, supporting and promoting innovation, and constantly pushing at the boundaries of what it possible. At ISG, we consistently challenge convention in the pursuit of optimising outcomes for our customers, especially when we are at the forefront of driving 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 in how we build, and ISG’s unique 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 estate.

Demystifying the often-complex world of DfMA is our specialty, as we increasingly guide and support our customers through our optimised building approach

Platform Design Programme

ISG is delighted to be recognised as an ‘integrator’ on the Construction Innovation Hub’s Platform Design Programme. 

The Construction Innovation Hub brings together world-class expertise from the BRE, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) to transform the UK construction industry. 

It is developing solutions that will help drive the transformation of the sector, pioneering ways in which buildings and infrastructure are procured, designed, delivered and operated to deliver market-ready products and processes that will shape our future built environment, ensuring safety, quality and value.  

The Platform Design Programme is helping to create new solutions that can be deployed across multiple projects and sectors. As an ‘integrator’ we are working with CIH to identify, refine and develop solutions that can be deployed at scale. 


Read more about the Platform Design Programme here 

P-DfMA website survey

P-DfMA Supply Chain Market Research

ISG is working towards developing a data-driven P-DfMA approach and we are reaching out to our current supply chain partners and those interested in working with us. If you share our passion for operational efficiency, a focus on net zero targets and seek a smarter, more innovative delivery partner, then please complete our P-DfMA supply chain market research survey.

The information you submit will enable ISG to better understand capacity and capability across the UK, and it will also support you in being considered for future opportunities across our business.

Click on the link below to complete the survey, which will take around 10-15 minutes. 

Complete the survey here

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