INVVU (pronounced ‘in-voo’), was formed in October 2017, with Kevin Hogwood and Paul King as co-Directors. Phil Johnson was invited to join them as a third Director the following year.
With a background in construction, all three recognised the need for a truly interdisciplinary provider of consultancy services for this sector – and the added-value this could deliver to clients.
Since its formation, INVVU has grown in scale and scope, largely through word of mouth recommendations, and we have built a really strong team, with a combined total of more than 300 years’ experience across the construction industry.
We cover all five areas integral to construction; project management, site surveys & investigations, civil & structural engineering, architecture and mechanical & electrical services. But our people aren’t just brilliant at what they specialise in, they also share common enthusiasms – and they talk to each other. As a result, we can often find innovative solutions to complex problems simply by walking over to a colleague’s desk.
We also recognise that in today’s world, innovation alone is not enough. Design must be secure and sustainable too, so we champion these values and deliver on them at every touchpoint.
Finally, with everything covered in house, we are able to respond to your needs with flexibility and economy, devising a bespoke solution that really fits. So why not see what we can do for you?
Our accreditations and qualifications
INVVU is BIM Level 2 compliant company.
We have extensive experience of working with Network Rail in relation to planning, landlord consents, and all necessary grip stage documentation including F001, F002 and F003 processes.
Our engineers are capable of undertaking CEM and CRE roles where required.
Our Principal Designers hold NEBOSHH Certificate of Construction Health and Safety, Association of Project Safety membership, and Institute of Occupational Safety and Health membership.
All members of the design team are professionally qualified in their individual areas of expertise and are conversant with the RIBA Plan of Work, NWR standards and S.38 and S.278 Agreements.
In addition, individual team members hold the following accreditations:
Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE)
Association of Project Safety (APS)
Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB)
Chartered Institute of Building Engineers (CABE)
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
Institute of Collaboration (ICW)
Institute of Engineering Designers (IED)
Institution of Engineering Technology (IET)
Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
National Federation of Builders (NFB)
Our key staff members hold numerous qualifications, including CSCS, SMSTS, SSSTS, PTS, TWC, TWS, and PASMA as well as appropriate training in First Aid and Mental Health First Aid.
In addition, we support the ongoing competency and professional compliance of our staff via a continued professional development (CPD) programme.
This also includes mandatory SSSTS/SMSTS safety training, First Aid and Temporary Work Coordination. We also have a structured in-house mentoring scheme, including the ICE Approved Training Scheme for our graduates and technicians to achieve CEng and IEng status respectively.