ASCE Society-Wide Competitions Rules & Regulations
Please take a moment to read the competition rules carefully.
Each 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 Concrete Canoe Competition provides students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience while testing their skills with concrete mix designs and project management challenges.
- 2024 ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition Request for Proposals - Rules (PDF)
- Pre-Qualification Forms (PDF)
- Concrete Canoe Kick-Off Webinar
- Concrete Canoe Proposal Writing Webinar (Video)
- Presentations 101: The Art of Persuasion (Video)
- Concrete Canoe Project Proposals (Submission Portal)
For 2024, the fictional City of ASCE is seeking proposals to revitalize and redevelop three parcels of its waterfront area using the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision framework to meet the City sustainability goals.
- 2024 ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition Rules (PDF)
- View Rules Appendix A – Existing Site Drawing (PDF)
The educational and professional goals of this competition include a recognition of the importance of basic surveying principles to all civil engineering projects. Students will be required to use standard field and office equipment and procedures to solve real-world problems encountered in industry.
The Student Steel Bridge Competition challenges students to an intercollegiate competition that supplements their education with a comprehensive, student-driven project experience from conception and design through fabrication, erection, and testing.
The Construction Institute Student Symposium Competition tasks participating students with several real-world construction engineering challenges to which teams will be asked to provide written or diagrammatic responses as well as make an oral presentation to the owner (competition judges). The entirety of this competition will take place at the symposia.
Student Symposium Hosts: If you are interested in hosting this pilot competition at your 2023 ASCE Student Symposium, please email [email protected] with the title “ASCE Construction Institute Student Symposium Pilot Competition".
The competition seeks student teams to design and build an artistically creative 2-story wood light-framed building that is sustainable, aesthetically pleasing and structurally durable.
Student Symposium Hosts: If you are interested in hosting this pilot competition at your 2024 ASCE Student Symposium, please email [email protected] with the title “Timber-Strong Design Build Competition".
3D Printing Competition – Pilot
The 3D Printing Competition: Bridging the Future promotes the application of 3D printing technology in the field of civil engineering. 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.
- 2024 ASCE 3D Printing Competition Rules (PDF)
The ASCE 3D Printing Competition Rules were revised on September 20, 2023
The 2023 Innovation Contest Finals will take place at the ASCE Annual Convention in Chicago, on October 20, 2023. The Innovation Contest is not being conducted as a Society-wide Competition in 2024. Some student symposium hosts may elect to conduct a contest as a local competition that does not lead to a finals event.