2024 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition
The 2024 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition will be held in Seattle, Washington, from April 9 to April 12!
We hope to see you at the 2024 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition!
Please click through the above menu links for more information!
For SDC questions, please contact: email@example.com
For general team and participation questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in competing in the Seismic Design Competition but don’t know where to start? The slides here include helpful start up information for new teams and instructions on how to go about starting a team and a student EERI chapter if your school doesn’t have one yet! Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions.
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Announcement 3: 12/04/2023
Computers and Structures, Inc. (CSI) has generously extended support by offering software licenses for Etabs and SAP2000 to teams that require access to the analysis softwares and have been unable to secure a license through their university or school. Please fill out the License Request Form – here.
Please use your university/ school email while filling out the form. This form is exclusively for teams facing challenges in obtaining licenses through their academic institutions. We kindly ask that all teams submit the form by Friday, December 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm PST to ensure ample time for processing.
Announcement 2: 10/23/2023
Hi teams, the rules for SDC 2024 are finally out!! Please refer to the “Rules & Competition Documents” Section to find all of the rules documents and read each one carefully. The proposal this year is due on Friday, December 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm PST. Good luck to all of the teams this year!! : D
The Boring Logs report was obtained from the Washington Geologic Portal.
Also, reminder that the SLC has created a Discord channel for student communication with the SLC! The invitation link for the discord channel can be found in the “Forms” tab.
If your team hasn’t filled out the interest survey but would still like to participate, it’s not too late! Just shoot an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcement 1: 09/06/2023
The 2024 Seismic Design Competition (SDC) season is fast approaching! While the rules and regulations are still being finalized by the Student Leadership Council (SLC)’s SDC chairs, the SLC wants to know in advance how many undergraduate teams are interested in competing next year! Please fill out the interest form located in the “Forms” tab above. The SLC has also created a Discord channel for student communication with the SLC! The invitation link for the discord channel can be found in the “Forms” tab as well.
This year, the SLC has also created slides to help get teams started! These slides also include instructions on how to go about starting a team and a student EERI chapter if your school doesn’t have one yet. This information can be found in the new “Getting Started” tab above.
Please reach out to: email@example.com with any questions and we hope to see you all in Seattle, WA!!
Please click on the forms below to open them up in a new tab!
Discord channel for student communication with the SLC
Please note that all dates are subject to change! Also all cutoffs are 11:59 pm PST.
||Date / Deadline
||Friday, October 13, 2023
||Friday, December 15, 2023
||Tuesday, January 5, 2024
|Damping Proposal Submission
||Friday, January 26, 2024
|Damping Proposal Acceptance
||Monday, February 5, 2024
|Floor Area Calculations & Performance Predictions
*If a team has not submitted the interest survey but would like to participate in the competition, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clarifications can only be asked via the SDC 2024 Discord channel this year.
Clarifications will mainly be posted in the SDC 2024 Discord Channel and then copied to the website. To join the SDC 2024 Discord Channel, please click here.
There was a clarification rules meeting on Friday, December 1, 2023. The video recording for the event can be found on our Youtube channel here. The document with the asked questions and their corresponding answers can be found here..
Please click on the questions to see the answers!
Registration for SDC team members has not opened yet. The Special Sessions Proposals and Poster abstracts are not part of the SDC, but rather the conference portion of the EERI Annual Meeting. The schedule on the SDC website is a good guide as for when to expect milestones to occur and we will be posting updates here, our website, our social media, and sending periodic emails to help keep everyone informed. On the discord, updates regarding important information will be put in the announcements channel.
GM#1 will be released after the proposal due date, sometime in January.
There is no limit to the number of faculty advisors a team can have, but each team needs at least one. The “advisor” mentioned in the rules refers to anyone who may advise the team, whether that’s a grad student, professor, or working professional. If this professor wants to become an official faculty advisor, then they should email email@example.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org stating their intent to become a (secondary, tertiary, etc.) faculty advisor for the team.
You can keep using the large size packing peanuts as in the previous years, as long as you maintain the cleanliness of the setup room and your workspace throughout the competition.
Regional chapter memberships are limited specifically to each regional chapter. You will still need to have active EERI student membership to participate in SDC. Please go to https://eeri.org/join-eeri-today to renew your membership or join EERI today. Thanks!
2024 Official Rules General Questions
Please use the same site (4th and James). This site corresponds to the location where the boring logs were obtained and is the assumed location of the building.