2015 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition

The 2015 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition was held in conjunction with the 2015 EERI Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts from March 31st to April 3rd.

Thirty-eight teams from all over the world competed. The SLC would like to thank all teams for their participation, and hopes to see you all again next year at the 2016 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition!

Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the 2015 SDC!

2015 SDC Champions: Technical University of Cluj – Napoca 

Rank Team Name
1 Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
2 University of California, Los Angeles
3 University of California, Berkeley

2015 SDC Results Summary

Check back for video and photos of each team.

17 structures survived all three ground motions: 1940 El Centro, 1995 Kobe, and GM3 (Davis):

Rank Team Name Videos
1 Technical University of Cluj-Napoca photo GM1 GM2 GM3 Sine
2 University of California, Los Angeles photo GM1 GM2 GM3 Sine
3 University of California, Berkeley photo GM1 GM2 GM3 Sine
4 University of Nebraska-Lincoln photo GM1 GM2 GM3
5 Karadeniz Technical University photo GM1 GM2 GM3
6 California State University Fullerton photo GM3
7 California Polytechnic State University, Pomona photo
8 University of Nevada, Reno photo GM1 GM2 GM3
9 Rice University photo GM1 GM2 GM3
10 Fatih University photo GM1 GM2 GM3 Sine
11 California State University, Los Angeles photo GM1 GM2 GM3 Sine
12 Northeastern University photo GM1 GM2 Sine
13 University of Connecticut photo GM1 GM2 GM3 Sine
14 University of California, Irvine photo GM1 GM2 GM3 Sine
15 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign GM1 GM2 GM3 Sine
16 McMaster University photo GM1 GM2 GM3
17 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The following structures collapsed:

Rank Team Name Videos
18 Stanford University photo GM1 GM2 GM3
19 Antalya International University photo
20 University of British Columbia photo GM1 GM2 GM3
21 Cornell University photo GM1 GM2 GM3
22 University of California, San Diego photo GM1 GM2 GM3
23 University at Buffalo photo GM1 GM2 GM3
24 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo photo
25 Brigham Young University photo
26 University of Memphis photo GM1 GM2 GM3
27 University of Southern California photo GM1 GM2 GM3
28 San Francisco State University photo GM1 GM2 GM3
29 San Diego State University photo GM1 GM2 GM3
30 Purdue University photo GM1 GM2 GM3
31 California State University, Long Beach photo GM1 GM2 GM3
32 Iowa State University photo GM1 GM2 GM3
33 University of Puerto Rico photo GM1 GM2 GM3
34 University of Michigan GM1 GM2 GM3
35 Cankaya University photo GM1 GM2 GM3
36 University of Minnesota photo GM1 GM2 GM3
37 University of Notre Dame photo GM1 GM2 GM3
38 University of Colorado at Boulder photo GM1 GM2 GM3

The full results can be downloaded here: Results

2015 SDC Special Awards

Kinemetrics Award for the Spirit of the Competition:
McMaster University

Degenkolb Award for Structural Innovation:
University of Connecticut

CSI Communication Award:
University of California, Los Angeles

T-Shirt Design Contest Winner:
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

FEMA SDC Competition Awards:

Rank Team Name
1 Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
2 University of California, Los Angeles
3 University of California, Berkeley

Design Proposal Results 
Here are the top five teams for the design proposal:

Rank Team Name
1 Stanford University
2 University of Connecticut
3 Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
4 University of California, Berkeley
5 Brigham Young University

Many thanks to the judges for the 2015 SDC! 

Adel Abdelnaby (University of Memphis)

Thalia Anagnos (San Jose State University)

Stacy Bartoletti (Degenkolb Engineers)

Craig Bennett (Bennett Preservation Engineering)

Sergio Brena (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Ian Buckle (University of Nevada, Reno)

David Cocke (Structural Focus)

Guillermo Diaz-Fanas (Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers)

Erica Fischer (Purdue University)

David Friedman (Forell/Elsesser Engineers, Inc.)

Ayse Hortacsu (Applied Technology Council)

Mary Beth Hueste (Texas A&M University)

Eric Johnson (Weidlinger Consultants)

Guven Kiymaz (Antalya University)

Michael Kreger (University of Alabama)

James Malley (Degenkolb Engineers)

Janiele Maffei (California Earthquake Authority)

Judy Mitrani-Reiser (Johns Hopkins University)

Terri Norton (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Jamie Padgett (Rice University)

Marko Schotanus (Rutherford + Chekene)

Andrew Seifried (Lettis Consultants International, Inc.)

Andreas Stavridis (University at Buffalo)

L. Thomas Tobin (Tobin & Associates)

Lelli Van Den Einde (University of California, Davis)

Terence Weigel (University of Louisville)

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