Architecture Student Design Competition

Since it was originally conceived and launched 2001, this competition has been challenging architecture students to develop a deeper understanding of steel structures.  Over the years, students have been encouraged to explore the essential relationship between architecture and structure for a given application.

The competition is meant to encourage architectural students to consult with experts, engineers and fabricators to arrive at a true understanding of the structural design and detailing requirements of an actual steel structure – taking the study of steel beyond the technical and into the realm of supposed application.

New for 2016-2017, eligibility for this competition has been expanded to students registered in any accredited or non-accredited architecture program in Canada that is 3 or more years in length.

Submission Site (Open May 1, 2017)

CSCE-CISC Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition

The Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition (CNSBC) is an annual competition that was created in partnership between CISC and the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) in response to a need within the industry to give students a domestic alternative to the AISC/ASCE National Student Steel Bridge Competition. The inaugural CNSBC was hosted by McGill University May 13-15, 2016.

The CNSBC challenges students to participate in a comprehensive project that involves conception and design, fabrication, erection, and testing of a steel bridge structure that meets client specifications and optimizes performance and economy. The competition increases students’ awareness of real-world engineering issues.

AISC\ASCE National Student Steel Bridge Competition

The CISC is a proud sponsor of the ASCE/AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition. This competition requires civil engineering students to design, fabricate and construct a steel bridge and encourages students to apply their theoretical knowledge in a hands-on project that addresses the full breadth of steel design requirements, including: aesthetics, construction speed, lightness, stiffness, economy and efficiency. Competitions are held at the Regional and National levels.

Regional competitions are held during the ASCE Student Regional Conferences. Eligible Colleges/Universities must have an established ASCE Student Chapter or ASCE International Student Group.