LSBU Student Teambuild activity is a roaring success!
30 October 2014
undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School of The Built Environment and Architecture at LSBU took part in the competition to learn more
about the discipline they are studying, along with gaining essential skills
ranging from teamwork to confidence building.
Teambuild is a cross-disciplinary construction
competition organized by charitable trust, the Teambuild Association, since 1992.
Students who signed up were allocated to
multi-disciplinary teams and asked to complete a series of tasks based around a
real construction project – from the master plan, outline design, procurement,
to construction – in a 48-hour period.
the course of the weekend, each group was required to make a series of
presentations which were assessed by a team of judges drawn from industry.
Professor of Building Systems Engineering Andy Ford said: "I'm delighted for LSBU
to be involved in such an innovative project, which not only helps our students
gain vital skills applicable to their line of work, but also teaches
them the importance of fellowship and teamwork. We hope that this project can
be replicated in the near future and more LSBU students can be inspired in this
"LSBU was a natural home for our competition, at the
forefront of interdisciplinary education in construction. LSBU students
embraced the challenges and showed excellence in collaboration boding well for
the future of our industry. We're delighted with what we managed to achieve
with LSBU," Alex MacLaren from Teambuild UK added.