UBC Team Takes Home Two Awards at 2018 EERI Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition

Last week, nearly 350 students participated in the 15th Annual EERI Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition (SDC) at the 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (11NCEE) and 2018 EERI Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.

The Seismic Design Competition (SDC) includes over 30 teams from universities across the US and around the world. Each team designed a complex tall building model made from balsa wood that was tested on a shaking table. Student teams were judged on their design presentation, summary poster, the model’s architectural design, ability to fit within the design criteria and constraints, analytical prediction of their model performance, and the response of their model during shaking table testing.

The UBC EERI Seismic Design Competition Team received both the Egor Popov Award for Structural Innovation sponsored by Degenkolb, and the CSI Best Communication Skills Award. The UBC EERI Seismic Design Team is an extracurricular, student-operated team hosted at UBC’s Vancouver campus. The club is open to civil engineering undergraduate students with an interest in structural and seismic design. Congratulations to the team!