Congratulations to Dudley Advance II. A project in the Midlands leading the way on collaboration and delivering value.

Dudley College’s Advance II block is the UK’s first to use integrated project insurance.












“The multi-party Alliance Board under the IPI Model, Advance II shows a saving of 6.5% against the investment target and a 99% achievement of the success criteria (with 23% exceeded) and widespread profitability of partners and their supply chains.

Furthermore, Advance II was fully proven and ready to use at the occupation and the clinics which carried soft landings into the operational period have been suspended as operators and occupants simply aren’t finding any issues to report! Oh, and if you want further confirmation as to what Dudley College thought about it – they are already signed up for their next investment, a c.£26m project for transformational technologies.

Not surprisingly then, I commend this report to you as a textbook example of how to “Provide an exemplar of high performing energy efficient space delivered using a leading edge procurement Model” (PQQ October 2014).

So if you are seeking superior performance it’s time to stop dabbling with elemental change and expecting something different to happen and instead embrace fundamental revision of the entire construction delivery model; a big step perhaps but one that has been proven to be worth it”.

Quote  – IPI INITIATIVES, 2018 –

You can read their full report HERE.


The construction industry is changing and needs a workforce that is trained in new and innovative construction methods to meet the industry’s future needs.
Having recognised the challenges facing the sector, Dudley College of Technology has invested over £12m in Dudley Advance II, our new Centre for Advanced Building Technologies. Advance II provides skills development in high-level Building Services Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Design and Building Information Modelling. It is the first of its kind in the FE sector offering students training in the latest construction techniques. Supported by the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal, Dudley College is working in partnership with leading employers across the region, who are embracing new technologies – ensuring they provide a level of training that gives people the skills needed.

With a focus on Higher level Apprenticeships, Level 3+ qualifications and progression to degree level courses the centre is supporting the modernisation of skills development across the construction industry.

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