ONLY A handful of places remain available for June's RedR Challenge competition which will be held during Civils 2002 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.
Already, over 30 teams are set to join the half day competition which will see teams of four battle to complete tests of skill, ingenuity and endurance against the clock. Space restrictions mean that a maximum limit of 50 teams has had to be set for the day's activities.
RedR is this week urging anyone still keen to enter a team to make contact rapidly to avoid disappointment. Entry is just £500 per team of four.
Firms that have already confirmed one or more teams include WSP Group, TPS Consult, Whitby Bird & Partners, Buro Happold and Arup.
The competition is being organised for RedR by specialist training organisation Global Challenge, and will take centre stage on Wednesday 12 June, the second day of Civils 2002.
As with previous RedR challenges, the teams will have to use a combination of practical skills, good planning and teamwork to get through the event.
Set in a simulated disaster relief situation, activities carried out during the challenge should highlight the issues faced by all relief personnel on assignment.
It will test the team's problem solving, communication, logical and tactical decision making skills, as well as their fitness and ability.
Although full details of the exact format of the challenge are being finalised, teams with a good balance of these skills are likely to come out on top.
As a major part of the Civils 2002 event, the competition's progress and results will be transmitted inside the show and prizes presented at a special reception. The whole competition will be covered in NCE with a blow by blow account of the activities.
All entrants will, of course, also be free to wander around the show while not competing and pick up a day's continuing professional development in the process.