Staff members from Kier, T P Bennett, Arup, AKTII and Hoare Lea made up the winning team of the prestigious TeamBuild 2012 competition which took place last weekend.
The objectives of TeamBuild focus on developing skills in leadership and coordination. Multidisciplinary teams are challenged to compete in a simulation of the design and construction process for the development of a real site.
The competition, for which the CIOB is one of the sponsors, had a focus this year on BIM. The winning team, awarded a cash prize of £1,500 by the Worshipful Company of Constructors, was Prism. Team members were Matt Armitage (RICS), Ewan Graham (RIBA), James Hemstock (CIOB), Peter Hendry (IStructE), Amy Punter (IMechE) and James Woodcock (ICE).
The competition challenged teams to plan, design and deliver a world-leading mixed-use development at the King’s Cross site in London. The real masterplan from King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership was used as the basis for a weekend of quick-fire challenges on exemplar office, retail and residential schemes.
Team Prism in action
Ten teams, representing 24 top construction companies, made it through the hotly-contested finals, and impressed throughout with their professionalism and dedication. Prism impressed the judges with their consistent teamwork, shared methodology, good humour and professionalism.
The winners of the Judges’ Prize, awarded for exemplary teamworking throughout the weekend, were RB3, a mixed team from Argent, Laing O’Rourke, Scotch Partners, A_Studio and Ramboll, including members from CIBSE, ICE, RICS, and ARB.
The Procurement Strategy Prize, also sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects, was awarded to Catalyst, a team from Wates and A_Studio. The final prize, awarded for the “Most Innovative Use of Materials”, sponsored by Saint-Gobain, was won by Urban Innovation, a team from Buro Happold, Brunton Boobyer Partnership, and PJ Carey.
Teams that get through the initial pre-qualification process (a paper-based submission) are selected to attend the finals weekend in late November each year.
This year 35% of the finalists were from construction associated companies, many were following in the footsteps of their senior managers who entered the CIOB’s Construction Manager of the Year Awards.