Seattle— The University of Washington will host the American Society of Civil Engineers' 20th annual National Concrete Canoe Competition in Seattle on June 14–16.
The competition includes both academic and race events. Teams submit a design paper, and they prepare and deliver a business presentation describing their project. Points also are earned for the aesthetics and durability of final product, as well as a cross section detailing construction materials and methods.
The five race events — women's slalom/endurance, men's slalom/endurance, women's sprint, men's sprint, and co-ed sprint — account for 25 percent of the overall scoring.
More than 250 teams work throughout the year to qualify for the national competition. Winners from 18 regional competitions held each spring throughout the United States qualify for the National Competition, where they will compete for scholarships.
Organized by the ASCE, the National Concrete Canoe Competition is made possible by the generous support of sponsors from across the concrete construction industry. Master Builders, Inc., now the admixture business line of BASF — The Chemical Company, is the founding sponsor. Today, the American Concrete Institute, Baker Concrete Construction, Inc., Bentley Systems, Incorporated, Holcim (US) Inc., Norchem, ICS Penetron, Pennoni Associates Inc., Propex Concrete Systems, and U.S. Silica Co. are co-sponsors of this national academic contest.
For more information on the 2007 National Concrete Canoe Competition, visit http://www.asce.org/inside/nccc2007/index.cfm.