Bridge Building Competition 2018

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2017 SAICE-WC Bridge Building Competition


Another edition of the SAICE-WC Model Bridge Building Competition was held at Canal Walk on 20 May 2017. 31 teams of learners from 25 schools participated from across the greater Cape Town region and beyond! 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.

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2016 SAICE-WC Bridge Building Competition


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.

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2016 Aqualibrium Competition


April 9, 2016 saw the running of the inaugural SAICE Aqualibrium Water Competition hosted by UCT’s Civil Engineering Department. The competition saw seventeen teams of three high school students battle it out for the honor of being the Western Cape regional champion and become the Western Cape’s representative at the National Competition in Johannesburg later this year.

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2015 Aqualibrium Competition


The 2015 Aqualibrium competition held in April saw some of the Western Cape’s bright young minds gather at UCT’s New Engineering Building. Eighteen teams of three from nine local schools took part in the event. The morning kicked off with a warm-up challenge involving the elevation of a marshmallow by a structure built from spaghetti. With one minute to go and still no clear victor, team Parel Vallei 2’s Eiffel Tower like structure emerged highest.

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Bridge Building Competition 2012

The annual regional bridge building competition took place on Saturday 19th May at Canal Walk, a big thank you to all those participated or assisted in the preparations beforehand.

Download the Score Sheet for those that are interested - as per our custom Brackenfell and Glendale will be travelling to the National Competion in August sometime (date to be confirmed) to represent the Western Cape region.

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