The annual competition allows civil engineering undergraduates to turn technical knowledge into practice.
The ICE Hong Kong Association Graduates & Students (HKA G&S) division has invited entries to the 2023 Model Building Competition and test their ability to turn technical knowledge into practice.
This team-based competition for civil engineering undergraduates also requires students to give a brief presentation on their design, explaining the principles applied and their idea generation process.
The theme of this year’s competition is ‘structural design of long-span bridges in seismic zones’. Participants are required to build a model with spaghetti within a limited time.
The model will then be tested by gradually loading a series of weights on the deck of the bridge, where it will be subject to:
- static conditions
- seismic conditions simulated by using a shaking table
For details and information on how to apply, refer to the information pack.
The following cash prizes will be awarded to the following teams:
- Winner: HK$3,000 and certificates
- First runner-up: HK$1,500 and certificates
- Second runner-up: HK$500 and certificates
- Best presentation team: HK$300 and certificates
Application deadline: Tuesday, 3 January 2023
Date of competition: Saturday, 18 March 2023
Please note the date of the competition is subject to change and will be confirmed in due course.
ICE HKA G&S reserves all rights of the competition except the results of the competition, which shall be at the discretion of the judges.