Ready, set, test! Aurecon’s 2015 Bridge Building Competition kicks off in August
Aurecon’s 2015 Bridge Building Competition kicks off in August
2014 Champions: Kaniva College, Victoria, Australia
04 August 2015 - Over 240 teams from secondary schools across Australia and New Zealand will put their model bridge designs to the test at Aurecon’s highly anticipated and much adored annual Bridge Building Competition during August.
In teams of three, students have designed bridges using balsa wood, string, glue and cardboard, which will be load tested to determine the strongest bridge. Bridge experts from Aurecon will assess each bridge for workmanship, creativity and visual appeal, which will determine an overall score.
Last year’s overall winning bridge withstood an unrivalled 169.1 kgs and was designed by students from Kaniva Collegein Victoria.
Over 1 500 Year 8 and 9 students (Years 9 and 10 in NZ) from schools located across Australia and New Zealand are participating in the competition at 11 separate locations during August.
Aurecon runs this event to promote engineering as a career to students of all backgrounds and to encourage students to take up science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects at school, which are critical to undertaking an engineering degree.