Construction Manager's recent article on Dudley College’s Centre for Advanced Building Technologies (Advanced II), looks at the UK’s first construction project to be procured using the Integrated Project Insurance (IPI) methodology. This pioneering procurement method, being trialled by Cabinet Office, is aimed at improving efficiencies in the construction industry. It includes principles of early supplier engagement, integrated team working, collaboration and transparency of cost. A key element of the IPI process involves appointing the whole project team at the very start.
In the article Construction Manager talks to members of the team working with the College, who include Sarah Hawkins and Mike Murray from Fulcro Engineering Services Ltd and Nick Allen from Metz Architects. The article looks at how the whole team is achieving a non-confrontational approach to construction, some of the hurdles they have had to overcome and the benefits seen so far. Fulcro’s contribution and leadership using coordinated BIM and better information management is championing collaborative procurement.
Read the full article in Construction Manager, page 13 and 17>>
Photo: Mike Murray (left) and Sarah Hawkins (right) of Fulcro pictured here with Steve Beck of Speller Metcalfe
Image courtesy of Construction Manager CIOB magazine