Caribbean Regional Group - 10th Annual Secondary School Design & Build Competition

This competition has been running for 9 years in Trinidad and Tobago and has become increasingly popular among the Secondary School students.
The students are provided with competition rules a couple months prior to the competition. The rules provide information on materials to be used along with span of the structure and loading requirements.
Teams will be asked to test their structure by loading a provided platform at the centre of the span.  The winning structure will be based on a score calculated from the equation detailed on the flyer below.

Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and an additional prize is given to the school with the most aesthetic design.
The aims of the competition are to introduce secondary school students to practical structural engineering, to illustrate the requirements for teamwork, to achieve results with limited resources, to illustrate the requirement for proper planning and to afford students an oppoortunity to have a fun day.

The students also get opportunities to interact with practising engineers on the day.

Event Information

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

08:15 - 14:30


JFK Auditorium, University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

Event Contact
Mrs Tiffani Anton

Event Contact Email

Additional Information
Refreshments and Structure Materials are provided to the students along with IStructE Paraphernalia

Flyer Download

Regional Group

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