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.
|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).
|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|
|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.
|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|
|28||University of Minnesota||photo||video|
|29||University of California, Berkeley||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)
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),