2016-2017 INTERNATIONAL COLD-FORMED STEEL BUILDING STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION
The mission of the International Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design (CFS Design Competition) is to promote higher education in cold-formed steel structural design and to encourage students to use creative thinking skills to solve engineering problems.
The goal of this competition is to push the creative bounds of structural design with light-steel framed buildings said Cristopher D. Moen, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, and chairman of this year’s program.
The design problem is a 3 story cold-formed steel condominium building located at 8601 Scholar Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada 89128 USA with 26912 sq. ft. (2500 sq. meters) of useable floor space. The primary load bearing and lateral structural system shall be cold-formed steel framing, designed to IBC 2012 and governing American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) specifications with load combinations taken from ASCE 7-10.
Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute, www.cfsei.org
The competition is open to students around the world who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate college programs. Teams can register as individuals or as groups.
Jury and Judging Criteria
The jury consists of engineers, architects, contractors, and cold-formed steel manufacturers. Submissions will be judged in three main categories:
Each team may request an engineer mentor from the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute(CFSEI) to support their work.
The jury will distribute $3000 in cash prizes at the 2017 Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) Expo with award categories determined at its discretion.
Design Package and Submission Info
The submission package shall be sent by 12:00 p.m. GMT on March 31, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org and contain the following: