The 2013 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition was held in conjunction with the 65th EERI Annual Meeting on February 12-15 at Grand Hyatt in Seattle, Washington. Thirty-eight teams competed, including international teams. The professionalism, hard work, and innovation of all students made this year's event a towering success. The SLC would like to congratulate all participants of the 2013 competition! We hope to see you all next year at the 2014 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition!
Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the 2013 SDC!
2013 SDC Champions: University of California, Los Angeles
Congratulations to the top three teams, who had the highest annual revenue, as determine by cost performance, oral presentation, poster, workmanship, and architectural design.
Ranking Team Name Prize 1 University of California, Los Angeles $500 2 Oregon State University $300 3 Technical University of Cluj-Napoca $200
2013 SDC Results Summary:
Ten structures survived all three ground motions: 1940 El Centro, 1994 Northridge, and GM3 (Davis).
Ranking Team Name 1 University of California, Los Angeles photo video 2 Oregon State University photo video 3 Technical University of Cluj-Napoca photo video 4 California Polytechnic University, Pomona photo video 5 Brigham Young University photo video 6 Fatih University photo video 7 University of Massachusetts Amherst photo video 8 University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez photo video 9 Iowa State University photo video 10 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo photo video
The remaining structures survived El Centro and Northridge, but collapsed during GM3.
Ranking Team Name 11 University of Nevada, Reno photo video 12 University of Nebraska - Lincoln photo video 13 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign photo video 14 University Of California San Diego photo video 15 University of Southern California photo video 16 Pennsylvania State University photo video 17 University of British Columbia photo video 18 San Francisco State University photo video 19 California State University, Los Angeles photo video 20 University of Missouri-Columbia photo video 21 University of Memphis photo video 22 State University of New York at Buffalo photo video 23 University of California, Irvine photo video 24 California State University Long Beach photo video 25 University of Colorado, Boulder photo video 26 The Johns Hopkins University photo video 27 Purdue University photo video 28 University of Minnesota photo video 29 University of California, Berkeley photo video 30 Stanford University photo video 31 San Diego State University photo video 32 University of Notre Dame photo video 33 The University of Texas at Arlington photo video 34 University of California, Davis photo video 35 Georgia Institute of Technology photo video 36 San Jose State University photo video
Additional Pictures can be found here: FACEBOOK LINK
The full results can be downloaded here: 2013 SDC Competition Scores (GM3 was used for purposes of only determining collapse/noncollapse criteria)
2013 SDC Special Awards:
Kinemetrics Award for the Spirit of the Competition: University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Degenkolb Award for Structural Innovation: University of California, Berkeley CSI Communication Award: Brigham Young University FEMA SDC Competition Awards 1st place: University of California, Los Angeles ($500) 2nd place: Oregon State University ($300) 3rd place: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca ($200) T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Technical University of Cluj-Napoca ($100) Honorable Mentions Lowest Annual Seismic Cost: California Polytechnic University, Pomona Architecture: Brigham Young University
Many thanks to the judges for the 2013 SDC!
Roberto Leon (Virginia Tech, Professor),
Nima Tafazzoli (University of California, Davis, Postdoctoral Researcher),
Stacy J. Bartoletti (Degenkolb, President and Chief Executive),
Derek Skolnik (Kinemetrics, Senior Project Engineer),
Ian Buckle (University of Nevada, Reno, Professor, and EERI President-Elect),
L Thomas Tobin (Tobin & Associates, and EERI Past-President),
David Gonzalez (Degenkolb Engineers, Principal),
Andy Fry (Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Chief Operating Officer),
Heidi Tremayne (PEER, Outreach Director),
Jay Love (Degenkolb Engineers, Senior Principal),
Rebecca Hix Collins (Coughlin Porter Lundeen),
James Bronder (Coughlin Porter Lundeen),