Team Building Events

HazardFactory is happy to offer Team Building Events.

This exercise asks your team to:
  • Develop new skills under an unrealistic time constraint.
  • Implement novel skills in an unfamiliar environment.
  • Think and work outside habitual parameters as a team.
  • Evaluate success against peer established real world metrics.

We developed this as a way for teams to develop appreciation for the mix of hard and soft skills that support high caliber teamwork in a dynamic environment. People tend to enjoy learning welding skills as well because it’s actually a very powerful and, with good instruction, a surprisingly accessible skill.

We jokingly refer to the class as the “Kobayashi Maru” class.
We begin by orienting everyone to the welding equipment.
We cover safety in detail, welding is much safer than driving or working in a kitchen, no one will be anxious.
The group will have about 30-45 minutes to work with scrap materials and become familiar with the machines.
We then break the group into two teams. Teams are given 20 minutes to design a “bridge” that must meet specific criteria.
Teams are given about an hour to construct the “bridge”.
The bridge is then tested under load until failure, meaning we crush it.
The success of each group is based on the load supported (divided by) the mass of material used in construction. Values are compared, the higher value (better load to mass ratio) wins!!!
The twisted wreckage isĀ availableĀ as a grisly trophy.

As a new feature we have begun tracking the data of our clients so that, if you choose to, your team can try to beat the best scores of companies like Microsoft, Google, Adobe, Godaddy, Amazon, Oculus, Facebook, Vulcan, Boston Consulting Group, and Linkedin, all of whom have previously worked with us.

Groups of 4 to 21 people are $90 per person plus tax, please allow 3 hours for the session.

Groups of 21 to 40 are $95 per person plus tax. Please allow 4 hours for the session.

We request prior payment in full to secure your reservation. We will refund your reservation in full if we are provided with 48 hours notice written notice. We typically send a payment request through paypal or accept payment via credit card over the phone. We will respond promptly with a pdf receipt sent to your email.

We supply all required tools and equipment. Participants are asked to wear shop-worthy shoes with cotton or leather uppers and a cotton hoodie or work shirt with long cotton sleeves. You may wish to bring snacks.

Photos of team building sessions can be seen here: