Considerate Constructor Scheme looks to reward team spirit

ccsThe Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) will sponsor the Teambuild construction competition, taking place between November 14-16 2014.

Teambuild brings together 12 multidisciplinary teams who have passed a pre-qualification process, to compete in the simulation of the design and construction of a real site located at Eastbourne Terrace, London. The teams work through five stages involving a development brief, an outline design, a procurement strategy, a detailed design and finally the construction stage and completion.

The competition final takes place at the Lane End Conference Centre in Buckinghamshire, where the top prize will be awarded to the team that demonstrates the best appreciation of the impacts on the wider community and the environment, as well as the level of care shown to the workforce on their project. This will be in addition to the overall Teambuild winner’s prize, the discretionary judge’s prize and other sponsor prizes.

John Sayers, CCS ambassador and monitor, will be on the judging panel, and said: “Construction is all about people, logistics, communication, delegation and ultimately teamwork to pull it all together. This event provides the ideal platform for candidates to test themselves to the limit in an environment that closely resembles the real world. The CCS is thrilled to be involved with the competition and I’m looking forward to seeing some of the most skilful and talented young people in the industry working together.”

He added: “A challenge like Teambuild is an important event in the continued development and evolution of the construction industry in which the Scheme is playing a major part. As a representative of the Scheme, I’ll be looking out for candidates and teams that appreciate the wider community, relationship and public issues that exist on and around a construction project. I’m sure I won’t be disappointed.”

Alex MacLaren, director of education at the Teambuild Association, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the CCS as a Teambuild sponsor. They are doing a vitally important job working to improve the image of the construction industry and their involvement with the competition will ensure that the next generation of talented construction professionals appreciate the importance of considerate construction.”

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