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About the Competition

The ASCE 3D Printing Competition promotes the application of 3D printing technology in the field of civil engineering. In 2024, the ASCE 3D Printing: Bridging the Future Competition focuses on bridges. Students are challenged to design an aesthetically-pleasing, strong, and stiff 3D printed bridge that will take the least amount of assembly time and meets the geometric requirements.

The 3D Printing Competition has its origin at the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s inter-collegiate competition in November 2021. 
In 2023, this competition was piloted at two student symposia. It will continue as a pilot competition in 2024.

Rules and RFIs

The ASCE 3D Printing Competition: Bridging the Future rules describe requirements to build a 3D printed bridge as well as the judging categories: vertical load, vertical stiffness, assembly time, creativity, and presentation. Student teams should read these rules thoroughly and seek clarifications as necessary.

The competition provides a “Requests for Information (RFI)” period so that student teams can ask questions about the rules. See the rules document for where and when to send RFIs as well as how to access the responses. The ASCE 3D Printing Competition Rules were revised on September 20, 2023.


View the 2024 rules (PDF)

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Eligibility for Student Symposia Competitions and Society-wide Competition Finals

Review the qualifications required of all ASCE Student Chapters to compete at the Student Symposia Competitions and in order to advance to ASCE Society-wide Competition Finals.

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