Teambuild 2016 challenged teams to plan, design and present hypothetical proposals based around the New Papworth Hospital; an exciting development on Cambridge Biomedical Campus, currently underway on site. Skanska and HOK were generous enough to provide the teams with real site information to form the basis of their hypothetical scenarios, giving an added sense of realism to the proceedings.
This year’s competition challenged teams with a rapidly-developing scenario based on a high-quality healthcare and biomedical research facility. The result was a series of outstanding proposals from 9 inspiring teams, demonstrating true excellence in communication: and finally, triumph for ‘Lighterman’, a team from Eckersley O’Callaghan, Hawkins\Brown, Hoare Lea, Kier Construction and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
That winning team, excelling against a strong field, was formed of individuals from companies across the spectrum of the construction industry. Every competitor selected after a rigorous pre-Qualification stage, had less than six years’ experience in industry; the scenarios were designed to test them to their limits. In this pressurised, fast-paced environment, the competitors demonstrated excellent team-working and collaboration skills. The winning team, named after a pub which hosted some of their preparatory meetings, were awarded a cash prize of £2,000, sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Constructors.
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