Engineering Now .: Volume 3 - Edition 2 .: September 2006

Big Beam Contest

The PCI (Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute) Student Education Judging Committee recently announced Western Engineering won fifth place in the overall championship and first place in the international zone for the Engineering Student Design Award (Big Beam Contest). This is an excellent improvement for Western as the team placed fourth in the international zone in last year's competition.

The Big Beam Contest is organized by PCI’s Student Education Committee and sponsored by Sika Corporation. The objective is for teams of students to fabricate and test a precast, prestressed concrete beam with the help of local PCI producer members. Prizes are awarded for the most efficient design, highest load capacity, best report, and other categories.

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.: Allison Stevenson
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