ISG is reporting findings of a new innovative technology being trialed on Europe’s largest office fit-out, 5 Broadgate in the City of London.
The Construct app, trialed on the 700,000 sq.ft. project, resulted in a routine administration saving of one and a half hours for every employee on average, equating to £1 million of non-productive time.
This is the very first time that the app has been piloted on an entire project, with the only other global trial currently in progress on Crossrail. ISG has played a significant role in the development of the technology together with the Tech City developer, Construct Technologies.
The built environment sector has been languishing behind many other industries when it comes to improvements in productivity, which has risen just 1.4 percent in the past 20 years. This trend cannot continue into the future and we’re absolutely committed as a business to explore every new technology and working methodology that can help us raise our game and that of the industry as a whole. We took an ambitious approach when we trialed the Construct app on one of the UK’s largest ever fit out projects at 5 Broadgate – but the results clearly demonstrate the wider capacity for this technology to ratchet up productivity and save the industry hundreds of millions of pounds.
Matt Blowers, Managing Director of ISG’s UK Fit Out business
Anthony Erwin, Founder of Construct Technologies, states: “This technology has the ability to change the future of construction as we know it. We have taken the BIM revolution to another level and created a one-stop-shop app for an entire complex project. The ISG trial has been vital in the evolution of the app and the results have exceeded all of our expectations. We’re now in a position to roll out this technology to the wider industry in 2017.”
ISG has distributed 700,000 sq.ft. of high-specification commercial office accommodation for 5 Broadgate using the Construct app. The 12-storey building has three trading floors, allowing 5 Broadgate to house trading operations, a large executive area, an auditorium, and a variety of open plan and cellular office space within just one building.
Construct is the first end-to-end completely customizable information and process management system ideal for on-site construction work. This app is also capable of working when a user is offline and enables sites to be totally paperless, resulting in significantly reduced costs, inefficiencies and administration.
This first all-encompassing system combines all aspects of a contractor’s information and workflow processes taking place in a mobile platform, highlighting the fact that the administrative burden is reduced significantly and greater resource can be concentrated on project delivery.
Construct customizes itself based on the earlier workings of the team, reducing the requirement to learn new systems and processes. The new app makes all program details, files, drawings, snags, forms, tasks and processes instantly available on a user’s tablet or mobile device, thus ensuring the users that they always have the latest information.