28 May 2019
This year, École Polytechnique hosted the Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition (CNSBC) for the first time. Over 220 students and 18 teams from Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and China participated in this fourth edition of the CNSBC held from May 15 to 18. This event was an excellent demonstration of the talent of future engineers!
A partnership between the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) and the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), the CNSBC is the Canadian version of the National Student Steel Bridge Competition (United States). The competition invites engineering students to participate in a comprehensive project that involves the design, fabrication, erection, and testing of a steel bridge structure that meets “client” specifications and optimizes performance and economy. The competition increases students’ awareness of real-world engineering issues.
Mohammadreza Moradiankhabiri, Research and Development Lead at JCCBI, was one of the experts invited to judge the competition. A lecturer who gives a course on structures and materials at ÉTS, Mohammadreza has a genuine passion for engineering and had a memorable experience at this year’s CNSBC. He was very impressed by the students’ talent, which he said made for fierce competition between the teams.
After three days of presentations, assembly, and all kinds of technical testing, the winner of the #CNSBC2019 was the Pont d’acier Hercule team from ÉTS! A second Quebec team that finished in the top 12 was Université Laval, which placed close behind in fifth spot. Congratulations to all teams for their very impressive work!