2021 Seismic Design Competition


Announcement 3: 1/11/2021

Hi Teams, the official rules as well as information about the first deliverable, Geotechnical / Seismicity, have been released! These documents can be found under the “Rules & Documents” section. Please be sure the read all documents closely and in their entirety. 

The “Schedule” section has also been updated to reflect the tentative dates currently in the Official Rules. The first deliverable is due Monday, February 8, at 11:59 pm PST. If you need any clarifications, please go to the “Clarifications” sections, where you can submit clarifications and look at previously posted clarifications.

Good luck with the first deliverable! 


Announcement 2: 11/19/2020

Hi Teams, we have decided to extend the deadline of the Interest Survey to Monday, November 30, 2020 to give new teams more time to establish a team / EERI student chapter. Thank you!


Announcement 1: 11/10/2020

Hi Teams, due to the nature of the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, the competition will be held virtually this year. More information for the SDC 2021 Format can be found in an official letter here:

Summary for SDC 2021 Format

The competition format represents a completely virtual competition enabling students to participate and engage from their respective locations of residence. The competition will consist of four stages/progressions, each of which will require participating teams to submit deliverables that will be counted towards the competition’s conclusion. Each of the four assignments will be released separately and due on distinct dates throughout the academic year, replacing the need for the previous design proposal submission. Scoring details for each section will be described in detail along with the release of section rules and guidelines. Teams will be invited to participate in the competition based on their 2021 SDC Interest Forms. The team captains as indicated in the interest survey would be the future point of contact between the SLC and the participating teams.

If your school is interested in participating, please fill out this Interest Survey by Monday, November 23, 2020.

2021 SDC Interest Survey