2019 Seismic Design Competition

2019 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition

The 2019 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition will be held in conjunction with the 2019 EERI Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 5th – 8th, 2019.

We hope to see you at the 2019 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition!



Announcement 17-January-2019

Happy New Year! We are happy to announce that registration is now open for the 2019 SDC in Vancouver, Canada. Registration will be open until February 8th, so don’t wait to register. Team Captains should have received an email with an Excel file to complete along with online registration. The SLC team is excited to see all of the teams at the competition in March!


Announcement 5-December-2018

The holidays are arriving early this year, with our SDC Chairs ready to share the top nine proposals:

Note: This list is in alphabetical order and does not reflect the performance of the proposals submitted.

Cornell University;

North Carolina State University (NCSU);

Purdue University;

Stanford University;

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (TUCN);

University of British Columbia (UBC);

University of California, Berkeley (UCB);

University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM);

University of Toronto (UofT).

Announcement 23-November-2018

The EERI SLC team would like to congratulate all the teams listed below for qualifying to the 2019 Seismic Design Competition in Vancouver, Canada! See This Link!

Announcement 2-October-2018

Hi Teams! We are very excited to publish the rules for the 2019 Seismic Design Competition! Continue to check out our website for competition details: https://slc.eeri.org. Don’t forget to fill out the interest survey so we have a point of contact for your team. Proposals are due on Friday, November 2nd, 2018.


Many thanks to generous sponsors of SDC!



Competition Documents

Official Rules 

Glossary of terms


Ground Motion Records

Design Guide 2019

SDC 2019 detailed schedule


SDC Interest Form


Clarification submission

Performance predictions and floor area calculations submission


Score Sheet and Judging Forms

Design Proposal Rubric

Presentation judging rubric

Poster judging rubric

Architecture judging rubric


Miscellaneous Documents


SLC Logo

Detailed shipping information


Useful Online Tutorials

Modeling Balsa Wood Tower in SAP2000.

If you have any useful tutorials you would like to share with other teams, please email us.


Important Dates

Please note that all dates are subject to change!

Date  Event
Friday, November 2nd, 2018 Interest form deadline
Friday, November 2nd, 2018 Proposal submission deadline (email pdf to sdc@eeri.org)
Monday, November 19th, 2018 Notification of proposal results
Friday, February 8th, 2019 Final registration deadline (Here!)
Monday, February 4th, 2019 Final damping device submission deadline
Monday, February 11th, 2019 Rule submission form closes
Friday, March 1st, 2019 Floor area calculations & performance predictions
Friday, March 1st, 2019 Presentation, poster & auction slide

Seismic Design Competition Location

The 2019 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition will be held in conjunction with the 2019 EERI Annual Meeting in JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 5th – 8th, 2019.