The Company actively supports the annual Teambuild Competition (now in its ninteenth year) which took place over the weekend on 19-21 November. The competition continues to attract the brightest young professionals from some of the best construction practices around the UK and Ireland. It is an exhilarating, fast-paced, challenging and exhaustive test of skills, leadership and collaboration.
Teambuild 2010 challenged teams to plan, design and deliver a world-leading research, leisure and education development. Based on a real project, teams were set a series of taxing scenarios at all stages of the construction process, watched and scored by eminent Judges from across the construction industry.
Among the teams that made it through to the hotly-contested finals the outright winners (collecting a prize donated by the Constructors' Company), impressing with their commitment, teamwork and good humour, their clear strategy and skilled problem-solving, were Synergy, a group from Wates’ Luton office and Morgan Sindall in Stratford-upon Avon.
Team members were Dave Bucknell (CIOB), Peter Capron (RIBA), James Clayton (RICS), Lauren Harris (CIOB, RICS), Katrina Taylor (CIOB) and Kate Wyatt (CIOB, RICS).
The Winners of the Judges Prize, awarded for their thoroughly professional attitude, teamworking, and preparation throughout the weekend, were Spatial Engineering Solutions, a team from AECOM.
The Procurement Strategy Prize (sponsored by the Company) was awarded to BEmore, a mixed team with members from Expedition, Balfour Beatty, BDSP Partnership, Edward Cullinan Architects, and Treasury Holdings.
The prize of £1,200 was presented by Deputy Master Ian Head pictured here with the winning team.
The selected teams were given a brief based on a real site (NIRAH, an astounding proposal for a site in Bedfordshire) presenting a masterplan on the opening evening. Several quickfire challenges spread over an intense weekend took them right through the design process, finishing with the construction stage. They even had the chance to fine tune their site and equipment management skills with appopriate visual aids ( see below)
Ronnie Murning, Project Director of Nirah and an Assistant on the WCCA Court, attended the competition as a judge and commented on the very high standard of team working and innovation he saw.