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TeamBuild 2013

Posted: 27th November 2013

CARBON move out of neutral to pull ahead and win TeamBuild 2013

TeamBuild 2013 challenged teams to plan, design and deliver a student accommodation development at the exciting Holyrood site in Edinburgh. The real masterplan from Balfour Beatty and the University of Edinburgh was used as the basis for a weekend of quick-fire challenges on an exemplar BIM-led residential scheme. This fascinating project provided the background for a series of taxing scenarios at all stages of the construction process, watched and scored by emminent Judges from all fields across the construction industry. Seven teams, representing twenty six top construction companies, made it through to the hotly-contested finals, and impressed throughout with their professionalism and dedication.

The winning team, awarded a cash prize of £1,500 by the Worshipful Company of Constructors, were CARBON, a group from AStudio Architects, AECOM, Ramboll UK, and Resolute Asset Management. The prize was awarded by the Master, Alan Longhurst (RIBA). CARBON impressed the judges with their consistent teamwork, professional presentations, and innovative approaches to collaboration.

Team members were Jago Boase (ICE), Shahadat Hossain (CIBSE, IET), Fabrizio Matillana (ARB), and Omar Raza (RICS).

The Winners of the Judges Prize of £1,250, awarded for the team which showed the greatest improvement over the weekend, were Team Tekton, a mixed team from Costain, Expedition Engineering, Office MMX and Useful Simple Projects, including members from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Institution of Stuctural Engineers (IStructE), and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

The Procurement Strategy Prize of £1,250, awarded by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects, was awarded by Master Jaki Howes to SENSE, a team from C2HMHILL and Fereday Pollard, which included members of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

The objectives of TeamBuild focus on developing skills in leadership, communication and coordination beyond the sum of the 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.

This year TeamBuild was delighted to welcome Peter Hansford, the Government Chief Construction Advisor, who praised the way the competition integrated BIM and encouraged teams to learn and develop in ways which align with the aims and values of Governments’ Industrial Strategy for Construction.

The overall standard of the event was extremely high, and all of our seven finalist teams should be congratulated on an immense achievement. Further details of each of the finalist teams is published on our website. A special thank you to Balfour Beatty and the University of Edinburgh, who were our site sponsors this year.

TeamBuild is an annual competition held in November of each year. Entries for the 2014 competition will open in June.

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