By Jessica Scott

On Saturday, September 12, 2009, employees from our DC office competed against 14 other firms at Canstruction. The rules were simple – design and build a sculpture using canned food as your primary building block. Velcro, tape, and rubber bands served as our nails while chipboard was our cement. Using the ever popular Hungry Hungry Hippo game as our theme, we constructed “Harry the Hippo” out of more than 1,800 cans of various items. All teams were given a six hour time limit to complete their structures and we finished ours in just under four hours. All of the structures will remain on display at the Shops at 2000 Penn until the awards ceremony on September 26th. All of the canned goods will then be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank for distribution to the metro region’s hungry men, women, and children.

The Canstruction team: Mark Gosnell, Tim Wright, Chris Rzomp, David Shirey, Abbie Cronin, Ann Neeriemer, Jevon Carrington, and myself. I’d like to congratulate the team and thank everyone for all their help. I’d also like to thank Bill Griffin for his help during the planning phase.
An extra special thanks to our visiting helpers: Seth, HyoJung and Owen Garland, Ahmed Tawakol, July Chan and Chi Wei Yi, and Mary Rankin.