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Ian joined ISG Ltd in 2021 after studying Architectural Environment Engineering at the University of Nottingham


Ian Sawo

Graduate Trainee Technical Services Manager


I joined ISG’s Graduate programme as I wanted the opportunity to work on live projects for some high-profile clients, whilst using my Engineering degree.

The structure of the scheme gave me an opportunity to understand other key roles in the industry, and I was drawn to the emphasis on employee development. In addition to the rotations the ISG Graduate Programme delivers bespoke technical workshops which explain the full life cycle of a project in the construction industry, along with soft skills training to help with daily work-life. There is a great support network for Graduates, I have a supervisor throughout the duration of the programme to support me with my learning and help me achieve work goals as well as an early careers team to go to for support.

No day looks the same and below is a taster of the sort of activities I am involved in. • 08:30: Arrive on site and read emails. • 09:00: Attend mechanical and electrical (M&E) ventilation co-ordination workshop alongside the structural engineer, architect, M&E subcontractor, ISG design manager, ISG TSM and M&E designer. During this meeting members of the group address any issues with the design of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works, such as clashes – using 3D Revit models, 3D structural model and 2D drawings. • 12:30: Lunch • 13:00: Site walk with M&E designer to discuss drainage, while identifying existing drainage on site for use in their drawings. • 14:00: Calculate the project’s embodied carbon for the client report, with co-operation from the TSM and design and sustainability managers. Calculate ductwork lengths for the fan coil units on every floor, separating it into different categories. Bluebeam PDF software is used to calculate the lengths for the sustainability manager, who then inputs the data into software to calculate the total embodied carbon of the project. • 15:00: Check the transmittals of the project – particularly those related to M&E works – and look out for any comments from the project TSM. • 17:00: End of the day

Every day, I am learning something new and I can’t wait to see what the future holds

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