Nine teams from varied parts of the construction industry, ranging from town planners to building services engineers, competed for prizes totalling £4,600 at Teambuild 2011 in November at Eynsham Hall, Oxford.
Teambuild 2011 challenged teams of young professionals to plan, design and deliver a world leading eco-town development. The event focused on developing skills in leadership and coordination beyond the sum of individual skills, reflecting the way teams must work together.
Whilst some of the teams lacked architects and indeed a building services engineer, they competed instead with environmentalists, surveyors, civil engineers and builders. The winning team, Green Print from BDP's London office, included two architects, one structural engineer, a building services engineer (CIBSE member Jairo Jaramillo), an acoustician and a town planner. They were awarded a cash prize of £1,500 by the Worshipful Company of Constructors.
This Year's event was sponsored by ICE, CIBSE, CIOB, IStructE, the Worshipful Company of Constructors, the Worshipful Company of Architects, the Manly Trust, St Gobain and Speedy Hire.
Professor Brian Warwicker, representing CIBSE as a judge at the competition, said 'There were only two CIBSE engineers participating, let us see a few more next year.'