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Light relief

CIVILS 2004

Relief engineering was centre stage on the second day of Civils 2004 as 170 engineers took part in the RedR Challenge at the National Exhibition Centre.

Over the day, 42 teams of four tackled a simulated emergency relief operation set in war-torn Redrovia.

Competition was close and saw teams solve a web-based challenge through information gathering, problem solving and mental and physical agility. The whole competition pitted teams against each other and against the clock.

After a hard fought contest the team from ICE1 of Chris Rison, Shui Hei H Tang, Monique Chawla and David J Gibb came in with top honours. They finished 10 minutes ahead of the second placed team from Cementation Foundations Skanska. In third place was the British Waterways 1 team.

The event was designed not only to entertain and challenge the competitors but also to raise money. A dozen teams raised over £1,000 each to take part but top of the fund-raisers was the team from Tony Gee & Partners, which pulled in nearly £2,500 in sponsorship and won a day driving 4x4 vehicles.

In total the Challenge raised over £40,000 for RedR. For further information and pictures visit the RedR website www. redr. org

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