2013 Seismic Design Competition

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!

Sponsors 2013

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),