Construction Pit game
Managing under pressure
A construction pit is simulated on a touch screen. The participants are faced with a range of geotechnical situations and have to prevent events that could lead to unexpected costs. The impact of their decisions is shown immediately so that it is clear straightaway whether a decision is right.
The players get feedback directly about their interventions in the form of news reports. Those reports show whether communication with the client and the local residents have been adequate. In this way, project managers learn to work under pressure and to deal with the emotions of local residents. The game is set up to train municipal managers and with that to minimize the undesired, negative impact on technical decisions.