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Hazard Factory is happy to offer Team Building Events. We’ve worked with Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Go Daddy, Meta, Boston Consulting Group, Oculus, Leviathan, Peterbuilt, Adobe and other local companies.

This exercise asks your team to:

  • Develop and implement new skills under unrealistic time constraints.

  • Identify and solve novel problems on the fly.

  • Communicate effectively under duress. 

  • Think and work outside habitual parameters as a team.

  • Identify and allocate the strengths of each team member.

  • Evaluate success against peer-established real world metrics.

  • Confront and overcome rational, but modest fears as a team.


We can generally schedule Team building any day of the week between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. 

Use the contact form to let us know two or more dates that would work for your group and we will schedule with you directly. 

We have plenty of parking.

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 so that no one will be anxious. Welding is actually much safer than driving or working in a kitchen. 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 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, i.e.  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 is available as a grisly trophy. Previous bridges have supported up to 463 pounds. Average bridge weight is roughly 7.6 lbs.

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 participated under the same unreasonable time and skill constraints.

We can accommodate groups of up to 40 people.


Pricing is $90 per person plus tax, please allow 3.5 hours for the session. Smaller groups will tend to require a little less time. 

Let us know what size your group is and we will post a ticket for your group.

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 Square or accept payment via credit card over the phone. We will send a pdf receipt to your email by request.

We supply all required tools and equipment. Participants are asked to wear warm clothes, 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.

Schedule a Team Build


  • Schedule a Team Build!
    Schedule a Team Build!
    Hazard Factory
    Available weekdays 9 a.m. to ten p.m.
    Hazard Factory, 7800 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    We will be building steel "Bridges" and testing them till they fail catastrophically. The gross weight of the bridge will be compared to the load at failure to produce a strength to weight ratio. The team to achieve the highest strength to weight ratio WINS! We call this the Kobayashi Maru class.
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