The 2012 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition was held
in conjunction with the 64th EERI Annual Meeting on April 10-13
at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee.
Twenty-seven teams competed, including three 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 2012 competition!
We hope to see next year in Seattle at the 2013 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition!
Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the 2012 SDC!
2012 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.
|1||University of California, Los Angeles||$500|
|2||California Poly Pomona||$300|
|3||Oregon State University||$200|
2012 SDC Results Summary:
Twelve structures survived all three ground motions: 1940 El Centro, 1994 Northridge, and GM3 (Davis).
|1||University of California, Los Angeles||photo||video|
|2||California Poly Pomona||photo||video|
|3||Oregon State University||photo||video|
|4||University of Southern California||photo||video|
|5||Brigham Young University||photo||video|
|7||University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez||photo||video|
|8||University of California, San Diego||photo||video|
|9||California State University, Los Angeles||photo||video|
|10||University of Massachusetts Amherst||photo||video|
|11||University of California, Irvine||photo||video|
|12||The State University of New York, University at Buffalo||photo||video|
The remaining structures survived El Centro and Northridge, but collapsed during GM3.
|13||University of British Columbia||photo||video|
|14||University of Nebraska – Lincoln||photo||video|
|15||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||photo||video|
|16||Cal Poly San Luis Obispo||photo||video|
|17||Technical University of Cluj-Napoca||photo||video|
|18||Veer Mata Jijabai Technological Institute||photo||video|
|19||University of Missouri-Columbia||photo||video|
|20||San Francisco State University||photo||video|
|21||The University of Memphis||photo||video|
|22||Georgia Institute of Technology||photo||video|
|23||San Diego State University||photo||video|
|24||Iowa State University||photo||video|
|25||University of Notre Dame||photo||video|
|26||Pennsylvania State University||photo||video|
|27||The University of Texas at Arlington||photo||video|
Additional Pictures can be found here: FACEBOOK LINK
The full results can be downloaded here: 2012 SDC Competition Scores (GM3 was used for purposes of only determining collapse/noncollapse criteria)
2012 SDC Special Awards:
Kinemetrics Award for the Spirit of the Competition: University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
Honorable Mention Nominees: The University of Texas at Arlington; Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Degenkolb Award for Structural Innovation: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Honorable Mention Nominee: SUNY, University at Buffalo; Cal Poly Pomona
CSI Communication Award: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Honorable Mention Nominees: Stanford; University of British Columbia
FEMA SDC Competition Awards
1st place: UCLA ($500)
2nd place: Cal Poly Pomona ($300)
3rd place: Oregon State University ($200)
Calcutta Auction Winners
1st place: Christine Goulet ($500)
2nd place: Craig Tillman ($300)
3rd place: Steven Jaume ($200)
T-Shirt Design Contest Winner
Agnes Nguyen, UCIrvine ($100)
Lowest Annual Seismic Cost: University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
Architecture: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Many thanks to the judges for the 2012 SDC!
Thalia Anagnos (San Jose State University, Professor of General Engineering),
Amanda Bao (Rochester Institute of Technology, Assistant Professor),
Stacy J. Bartoletti (Degenkolb, President and Chief Executive),
Ian Buckle (University of Nevada, Reno, Professor, and EERI President-Elect),
Brady Cox (The University of Arkansas, Assistant Professor),
Mauricio Ciudad-Real (Kinemetrics, Program Manager, OSS Department),
Heidi Faison (PEER, Outreach Director),
Bora Gencturk (Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Houston, Assistant Professor),
Nathan C. Gould (ABS Consulting, Chief of Technology and General Manager),
Christine Goulet (UCLA, Assistant Researcher and Lecturer, NGA East Project Assistant Research Engineer),
John Hooper (Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Principal and Director of Earthquake Engineering),
Dominik Lang (Norsar, Ph.D.), Michael Marasa (Hayward Baker, Business Development Manager),
Justin D. Marshall (Auburn University, Assistant Professor),
Karthik Ramanathan (Georgia Tech, CE PhD Student),
Derek Skolnik (Kinemetrics, Senior Project Engineer),
Alex Taflanidis (University of Notre Dame, Assistant Professor),
Sofia Tangalos (University at Buffalo, MCEER, Senior Research Support Specialist),
Rob Tovani (CSI, Director of Verification, Validation, and Training),
John van de Lindt (University of Alabama, Professor)
Judith Mitrani-Reiser (Johns Hopkins University, Assistant Research Professor)
Shahram Pezeshk (University of Memphis)
If you have any questions regarding the competition, please visit our FAQ page: https://slc.eeri.org/seismicfaq.htm.
For more information regarding team registration, please visit: https://slc.eeri.org/seismicinfo.htm.
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