As part of the updated design, ESG has launched its first ever blog, which puts faces to the company’s experts and provides commentary on sector issues and hot topics, such as the recent changes to the L8 legionella guidance and advancements in drug and alcohol misuse testing. Clients are invited to put their own views forward too, with a section for comments following each blog post.
Gordon Brockington, group business development director, at ESG, said: “As we move our business to be a partner of choice for existing and new clients, it’s essential that we have processes and systems in place that accurately reflect what we do in a manner that is easily understood by our clients. This new website not only reflects our market leading position in the sectors in which we operate, but also showcases our unrivalled capability across many disciplines.”
In addition to the website, ESG also recently launched its new Reinstatement Coring mobile application, specifically designed to increase the efficiency and accuracy of reinstatement inspections carried out by ESG’s technicians on carriageways and footways. The app enables instant uploading of measurements, photographs and samples taken to create reports for clients – increasing accuracy and efficiency.
ESG is also developing a second app - DIGG powered by ESG – which is set to be released later this year. Offering an integrated collection, validation and handling system for all types of geotechnical field work, it will streamline the link between in-situ testing and the laboratories to provide a project-wide data set in one complete solution. The app will also enable real-time billing, allowing better financial planning and control by each party.
ESG’s group IT director, Sarah Hammond, said: “ESG is driving an industry wide technological revolution, bringing efficiency, quality and visibility to everything we do. By embracing new and emerging technologies – particularly mobile and portal – we are able to deliver a service to our clients that is unparalleled in the industry. Over the past 18 months we have invested over £1M across all areas of IT, developing new ways of working that are mutually beneficial to ourselves and our clients.
“Our IT transformation programme is far from over but we are delighted with the progress and the positive impact it is having on our clients.”