Structural Concrete Competition 2020

The competition offers a stimulating and fun challenge to students, while supporting the curricula of civil and structural engineering departments of UK universities. 

BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS

  • Opportunity to present your work to prospective employers, some of whom are involved in setting and judging the competition
  • Chance to enhance your portfolio for prospective employers 
  • Gain familiarity with current design practises 
  • Develop skills in communication, planning and project management, effective distribution of work and collaboration.
  • A chance to win up to £1250 for your team.

Because it is so flexible, Structural Concrete 2020 can easily be incorporated into existing university curricula, with content that reflects an independent project, a group project or a module assessment run over the first, second or both semesters of the academic year.

THE CHALLENGE 

The 2020 project is a high-rise residential building in a waterside redevelopment area in a regional city centre. The building is to provide two storeys of retail area with studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments above, together with four two-storey penthouse apartments. Entrants must respond as if they are part of the consultant’s team. 

A scheme is to be developed for a 22-storey residential tower in the waterside redevelopment area of a regional city centre. The building has a one-storey basement and two storeys of retail area at ground and first floor. The residential tower consisting of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments comes off a podium deck at level 2. One face of the tower is sloping up to Level 18. Level 18 is a garden level with a smaller four-storey block rising from the garden level housing the two-storey penthouse apartments.

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JUDGING CRITERIA

Local level: 

The competition will operate at two levels. All submissions made at each university will first be judged locally by the academic tutor(s) involved with the project. The winning submission from each university should be entered for the national level of the competition by the tutor.

Only one entry from each university can go forward for final judging at a national level.

National level

The winning entry from each participating university will be judged at national level using the following generic assessment criteria:

  • Compliance with the project brief
  • Safety, function, stability and robustness
  • Buildability, constructability and maintainability
  • Speed of construction and cost effectiveness
  • Imagination, flair, aesthetic appreciation and innovation.
     

AWARDS

The winning entry from each university will receive a prize of £250. The winning entry will go forward to compete at national level.

The judges may decide on joint prizes in which case the above prize money will be divided up by the judging panel at its discretion. A detailed breakdown of the awards received can be found in the awards section of the brief
 

KEY DATES 2020


Register your interest here for the Structural Concrete Competition 2020

To enter the competition the university academic tutor(s) should register the university’s intention to participate. 

Competition Sponsor: 

 

If you have any queries related to the entry process please email info@concretecentre.com

Competition Sponsor

The competition is sponsored by Laing O’Rourke whose pursuit of engineering excellence is supported by their investment in innovative industry-leading precast concrete and offsite manufacturing facilities.