Award WInning First Trial Project at Dudley College Advance II
The Integrated Project Insurance model is the most innovative of the new models of procurement promoted in the Government Construction Strategies 2011 and 2016 – 2020, and as such must undergo successful trials under the Trial Projects Delivery Programme before it can be rolled out across Government Departments.
Research funding from Innovate UK under its “Rethinking the Build Process” competition has supported the project under the title “Delivering more for less under the IPI model”, and a cross-industry consortium with the University of Reading as academic partner has collaborated with Constructing Excellence in rigorous monitoring and analysis of the first IPI pilot project, the design and construction of a further education facility called “Advance ll” at Dudley College, West Midlands.
The IPI model as the first of a new generation of alliancing models, bringing together established collaborative working practices with independent risk assurance and a unique cost-overrun insurance, capable of being applied to a vast range of projects in the public and private sectors. The approach offers a game-changing opportunity for the future, and it is ideally suited to modern off-site delivery models which the Autumn Budget 2017 committed central government departments to adopt by 2019.
Academic Report on Trial Project