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CIVE 479 Structural Design Project Competition

Established in 2003, this competition is held annually as part of the University of Alberta’s January-April term. CIVE 479 is the Faculty of Engineering’s fourth-year capstone structural design project course. In that course a hypothetical design problem is given to the students based on site and client parameters taken from real Edmonton projects. At the end of the course, teams present their designs in a formal presentation juried by engineers, architects, city officials, and other industry leaders. The award was founded in an effort to encourage students to take an active interest in structural engineering and to encourage the development of public speaking and networking skills.

The total value of the awards given is $2,500. The award funds will be distributed as determined by the jury and may be divided among contestants.

Application deadline

Anyone who registers for the January – April CIVE 479 course is eligible to participate. Participation is optional. Details will be conveyed as part of the course.

Who’s eligible

University of Alberta engineering students enrolled the CIVE 479 course.
Team participation is permitted.

How to apply

Registration in the January – April CIVE 479 course ensures your eligibility to participate.

How the winner is selected

At the end of the course, teams present their designs in a formal presentation juried by engineers, architects, city officials, and other industry leaders. The judging process does not form part of the course grade, though the instructor may elect to assess the performance of the students in the presentations.