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As the competition gets into its stride the top three teams from last week have consolidated their positions at the top of the leader board - but with a slightly increasing spread between 1st and 3rd places. So for Avengers, Code Alpha and ADVAIT it currently all looks 'Oh so simple'! However all the action is happening below these teams as team strategies are refined and come into play.

Westworld has dropped 4 places to 8th, but if you thought that this indicated that Atkins India had run out of gas - think again. Two new Atkins India teams Panchatanta and AMIGOS have stormed into 4th and 5th places - giving AI four teams in the top six! Tenacious DMag have tenaciously held on to a top 6 position - but a good riser this week, The OVEngers, are only 1 point behind in 7th spot.

Marid, a top 6 team from last week has dropped to 20th - but expect to see them rise latter in the competition - you often learn more from a bad day at the office than a good one.

M&S Glasgow saw the highest percentage rise in their score, up 39% - are they on a charge?

Best name of the week goes to "Highway to Hayle" ( you have to sing it in the style of AC/DC for it to make sense!).

Lets see what you have for us next week.

 

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powSo the wait is over, the trialling has finished and MERIT 2019 has finally roared into life with 94 teams aiming for a podium position and a place in the finals over the next 7 weeks. It's now time to put all those hours of trialling, the countless discussions on strategy and team talks to the test - have you got what it takes to run a construction company and make money?

Drawing on their superhuman strength, speed and agility the Avengers ( KBR) have stormed into an early lead, improving their score by an impressive 64%. However nestled neatly in their slipstream are Code Alpha from Atkins India, a company that has made the MERIT final 4 times in the last 4 years and being crowned MERIT champions in 2016. ADVAIT, a second team from Atkins India, is also well positioned in 3rd, followed by a another Atkins India team, Westworld. 

Completing the top 6 places are Tenacious DMag ( Davis Maguire) and Marid ( Manchester University), the highest placed university team in the competition.

These 6 teams are separated by 117 points - and behind them is the peloton, with teams conserving their strength ( and strategy) for later in the race. Now is the time to review your position, refine your tactics, and consolidate your momentum, without going too fast too soon!

A special mention for name of the week goes to 64th place "Lock, stock and two smoking refineries" from Fluor.

Looking forward to next week!

 

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Time is running out to Register for MERIT 2019, the Annual International Construction Business game supported by The Institution of Civil Engineers and The Chartered Institute of Building.

If you are thinking there's not enough time, Contact us. We can allay your fears.

With the online software, you don't have to get IT support involved, so you could be Registered and Trialling within minutes.

Teams from 35+ companies have already Registered, and are Trialling hard with over 400 Trials already processed. If you are one of these teams, why not get more colleagues involved for a bit of in-house rivalry, and the chance for your company to claim the Sponsors award.

So for your chance to become the MERIT 2018 Champion and win the £5,000 cash prize...

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Registration closes: 22 February 2019

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There are only 3 weeks left to Register for MERIT 2019, the annual construction business game supported by The Institution of Civil Engineers and The Chartered Institute of Building.

If the Trialling results so far are anything to go by, MERIT 2019 is going to be an exciting game, so Register NOW!

Wide spectrum of companies

Teams from Arup, Atkins, Kier, Mott MacDonald, AECOM, WSP, Arcadis and many others have already registered for MERIT 2019 and are trialling hard.

If you are one of these teams, why not get more colleagues involved for a bit of in-house rivalry! If three or more teams Register from the same company, they are automatically entered into the Sponsor's award (won by WS Atkins India in 2018).

So for your chance to become the MERIT 2018 Champion and win the £5,000 cash prize...

Register NOW!

Registration closes: 22 February 2019

If you're having trouble getting hold of the all-important Purchase Order Number needed to complete the registration, please Pre-register NOW!

Pre-registering for MERIT 2019 gives you access to the trialling phase while you chase up the PO number that we need to confirm your place in the main Game.

You can also Register and pay by Debit/Credit Card.