ICE Engineering Team Challenge 2018

November 8th, 2018

Our Callum Parker and Trish Michael both volunteered to help out at the ICE Engineering Team Challenge at the Cardiff event on the 5th November and Newport on the 6th November 2018.

Callum had the following to say about the day .. “The ETC is really about inspiring year 9 children to pursue a career in Civil Engineering. The day is filled with fun activities such as bridge building with spaghetti and marshmallows and building card towers, these activities, while fun, highlight principles on a number of scientific topics such as transfer of energy, engineering, forces and equilibrium.

The day was brought to a close with the main challenge of designing and building a pier that can not only support a section of bridge, but also withstand water being poured down the valley. The pupils had limited supplies to start and were given a budget to purchase additional materials to build their pier.

The focus of this simulation was to highlight bridge scour (water scouring the bed material surrounding bridge foundations), one of the most common  causes of bridge failure. Bridge scour occurs when fast-moving water around a bridge removes sediment from around the bridge foundation, leaving behind scour holes. These holes, in turn, can seriously compromise the bridge’s integrity.

All of teams did a really good job of designing a pier, some of them worked very well and others not so well, and everyone ended up a bit wet!”



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