Plans for the build of a twelve million pound construction training centre specialising in Building Information Modelling have been unveiled.
Newspaper Express & Star are reporting that Dudley College have pitched the plans for the facility, which will include both workshop and teaching areas, as part of the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership’s bid for fifty six million pounds from the government’s Local Growth Fund.
A plethora of training opportunities in construction and building will be available at the college expansion, yet there will be an emphasis on BIM.
The building will be named CABTech and should the plans be passed, work on the project will commence in September 2015, with a completion date pencilled in for Spring 2017.
The current plans state that CABTech will be positioned alongside the College’s latest building, Dudley Advance, which is a new centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology.
Lowell Williams, principal at Dudley College, believes that it is of vital importance that future generations have the facilities to be able to train in construction, as the industry is constantly advancing. He said:
“With construction being recognised by the UK Government as one of the 10 key sectors driving economic recovery, it’s imperative that current and future workforces are trained and ready to meet the challenges the economic up-turn will bring.”
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