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Posted by Tasha Weiss on March 4, 2013 at 1:14 PM.
Attention faculty: It’s not too late to register your student team for the 13th annual Steel Design Student Competition. Individual students or teams participating in this year’s competition are required to have a faculty sponsor, who must fill out the registration form by this Wednesday, March 6; registration information may be modified until submission of the final project (due by May 29). There is no fee to enter. Register for the competition here.
Sponsored by AISC and administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), the program challenges architecture students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction. A total of $14,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winning students and their faculty sponsors. Two categories of competition are being offered again this year, and there are three possible cash prizes in each category.
This year’s Category I competition challenges students to design a pedestrian bridge that will enrich its location and provide a vital spatial connection. The bridge, in this instance, must also include an ancillary function - a small pavilion - that supports the cause for the crossing. Category II provides an open design option.
Steel should be used as the primary structural material for entries in either category, with special emphasis placed on innovation in steel design. The design also should include at least one space that requires a long-span steel structure.
Learn more about the 2012-2013 ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition on the competition website at www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/compet
itions/2012-13-steel, where links also are available to the full competition program including registration and all the rules and guidelines.