The SAICE-WC Model Bridge Building Competition was held at Canal Walk on 7 May 2016. 30 teams of learners from 21 schools participated from across the greater Cape Town region. The competition has evolved over the years but fundamentally teams of three need to build a bridge with the materials provided that can span a set distance determined by the judges. The teams have rules they need to comply with regarding the method of construction and functional internal and external parameters that need to be met. They also have a limited amount of time to build the bridge and are not allowed assistance from their teachers, parents, or phones.