Winners of Teambuild 2016 revealed!
Triumph for ‘Lighterman’, a team from Eckersley O’Callaghan, Hawkins\Brown, Hoare Lea, Kier Construction and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff at this year’s Teambuild.
The winning team, excelling against a strong field, was formed of individuals from companies across the spectrum of the construction industry. Every competitor was selected after a rigorous pre-qualification stage and had less than six years’ experience in industry. In this pressurised, fast-paced environment, the competitors demonstrated excellent team-working and collaboration skills. Lighterman, named after a pub which hosted some of their preparatory meetings, were awarded a cash prize of £2000, sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Constructors.
Teambuild 2016 challenged teams to plan, design and present hypothetical proposals based around the New Papworth Hospital; and exciting development on Cambridge Biomedical Campus, currently underway on site. Skanska and HOK provided the teams with real site information to form the basis of their hypothetical scenarios, giving an added sense of realism.
The Scheme once again sponsored a prize for Excellence in Construction. This prize of £1000 was awarded to Omnia, a team from AECOM, Eckersley O’Callaghan, Hawkins\Bronw, Mayer Brown and Sweco UK, comprising team members from RIBA, ICE, CIBSE, the Law Society of England/Wales and CNI (Italy). Scheme Ambassador, John Sayers, presented a special award for innovation in the use of construction site hoardings, suggesting graphic treatments to promote jobs in the built environment, and seeking to narrow the construction skills deficit.
Team Omnia with Scheme Ambassador John Sayers (centre) presenting them with their prize
The objectives of Teambuild focus on developing skills in leadership, communication and coordination beyond the sum of the individual’s skill. The competition helps identify the way teams must work together in the construction industry by challenging them with scenarios common to construction projects across the UK.
Teambuild is an annual competition held in November each year. Entries for the 2017 competition will open in June.