UBC Concrete Canoe gives members a chance to experience real-world challenges and engage in unique engineering projects. Members have the resources, mentors, and opportunities to get involved with a large variety of activities, both technical and practical. From laboratory testing and computer modeling, to networking and budget management. If you love paddling, we’ve got plenty of that too! Each year the team attends two competitions, one in northwest America and one in Canada. They design, test, build, and ultimately race a canoe made entirely of concrete. For those of you who are wondering, yes! It floats!
Concrete Toboggan team designs, builds, and races their sled in the Great North Concrete Toboggan Race. The sled must seat 5 riders; have complete roll cage, braking, and steering systems; be under 350 pounds; and have a running surface made of concrete! We are formed mainly of Civil, Geotechnical, Mechanical, and Material engineering students, but are open to everyone willing to pull a slump test with us. The competition travels to a new Canadian city every year. The design and technical justification of the sled are scored by academics and industry professionals before universities race head to head at a local ski hill.
UBC EERI competes annually in the Seismic Design Competition (SDC), a civil engineering competition hosted by EERI Student Leadership Council. SDC promotes the study of earthquake engineering among undergraduate students, while providing them with an opportunity to work on a unique design project and construct a cost-effective and architecturally pleasing building to resist seismic loading.
Steel Bridge designs a steel bridge structure. Their challenge is to build a strong and lightweight bridge. Competitions are hosted across the United States of America where teams race against the clock to assemble the bridge in the quickest time.