Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Are you ready for the Struct-Whiz Challenge?

Who will be this year's ASEP Struct-Whiz Champion? Will there be a Struct Wizard among the participants of the 4th ASEP Struct-Whiz Challenge? The champions of the past 3 competitions came from UPLB, DLSU-Manila and TIP-QC. Whose school will reign supreme in the 2010 edition?

The Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) is inviting undergraduate civil engineering students to join the 4th Struct-Whiz Challenge to be held on Feb. 19, 2010 at the NIA Conference Hall, EDSA, QC.

The topics of the quiz contest are Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Theory of Structures, Structural Design (Concrete, Steel, Timber), Design Codes(NSCP2001), Soil Mechanics & Foundation Design and Miscellaneous topics (e.g. Wind and Earthquake Loads, Principles of Bridge Design). Round 1 is written exam open to all participants. The top 20 examinees will qualify to Round 2 and 3.
The prizes are: P12,000 (1st), P8,000 (2nd) and P5,000 (3rd). Any participant who meets the cut-off score in rounds 2 & 3 for Struct Wizards will receive a special prize.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Popsicle Truss Bridge Building Contest 2010

The Civil Engineering Society of De La Salle University-Manila is again inviting civil engineering students from Philippine CE schools to join the Bridge Building Contest. The challenge is to create a popsicle truss bridge which will span a given distance subject to the bridge specifications or limitations in weight, heigth, width and length. The rules can be viewed in the slide show embedded here. There are also tips on how to make your bridge win the strength competition. The deadline and testing of the bridges is on Feb . 13, 2010. You may read related blog posts here such as the testing of the bridges, truss analysis and winning bridges in the last competition. Happy Bridge Building. For more details, join the yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bridgebuilding10.