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Model Building Competition 2023 opens for entries in Hong Kong

05 December 2022

The annual competition allows civil engineering undergraduates to turn technical knowledge into practice.

Model Building Competition 2023 opens for entries in Hong Kong
Model Building Competition 2021.

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:

  1. static conditions
  2. seismic conditions simulated by using a shaking table

For details and information on how to apply, refer to the information pack.

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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.

Contact Enson Wu on +852 6307 3112 or at [email protected] or [email protected] for enquiries.

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.

  • Adrian Lo, graduate at ICE Hong Kong