Although the first ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition was held
in 1988, the history of Concrete Canoe in the United States actually
began in the 1960s, when a small number of ASCE Student Chapters began
holding intramural concrete canoe races.
Then, in the 1970s, both the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California, Berkeley
claim to have held the first regional competition. In the more than
30 years since, the students’ efforts to combine engineering excellence
and hydrodynamic design to construct water-worthy canoes have
culminated in an advanced form of concrete construction and racing
technique known as the “America’s Cup of Civil Engineering.”
The 2015 competition will be held at Clemson University, June 20-22, 2015.
Get the rules and regulations for the 2015 competition!
Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements for national competitions
Enjoy photos from the 2014 competition
Has your university ever
hosted or won the competition?
Find out where/when it's being held
Find other ways your
Student Chapter can participate in ASCE activities.