Saint-Gobain supports young construction talent at Teambuild 2011

Published:  11 January, 2012

COVENTRY: Saint-Gobain is sponsoring Teambuild 2011, an annual competition that will see sixty of the UK construction industry's most talented under 30-year olds complete a series of real-life construction challenges.

It takes place in Oxfordshire between 18 and 20 November with nine cross-discipline teams competing in five, timed-heats which require them to deal with the hypothetical challenges that could be faced on a current construction site - the North West Bicester Eco Town.

The five competition heats cover a range of skills and techniques, from master planning and outline design through to procurement strategy, detailed design and construction. Teams must demonstrate their ability to innovate, propose, adapt, respond to others and work together

They will also be required to incorporate key Saint-Gobain products into the solutions they develop. Competitors from a number of major companies across the industry will be represented in the prestigious contest, including Skanska, Kier, Taylor Woodrow, Wates and Mott MacDonald.

Teambuild chairman Richard Rooley said: "Teambuild offers young construction industry professionals the chance to showcase their talent. The competition is now in its 20th year and provides a unique training experience for entrants who will gain a valuable insight into the running of large-scale development projects."

Saint-Gobain's sponsorship of Teambuild 2011 is the latest in a series of company initiatives designed to promote industry training and skills development in the UK. Earlier this year it launched the first of a national network of Technical Academies designed to provide customers with convenient access to knowledge and expertise. Located in Leicestershire and Bristol, the facilities showcase the company's capabilities to provide cross-brand solutions focusing on a range of construction types and needs.

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