A summary of each competition is given below to assist judges in their selection. No competitions require that the judges have civil engineering experience. The official rules are listed on the conference website (http://eng.auburn.edu/organizations/ASCE/asce-conf-2010/). All judges are encouraged to read the official rules. Information not included in the official rules that would be required for judging will only be given to judges for that specific competition. Please note that some competitions require some judging prior to the conference.
- Balsa Dome: (Friday)
A balsa dome build by each team will be brought to the competition already complete. The judges will be checking the domes for compliance to all rules and loading the structures to determine their compressive strength.
- Concrete Beam: (Friday)
A concrete beam will be brought by each team to the competition already complete. The judges will be checking the beams for compliance to all rules, weighing the beams, and loading the beams to determine their flexural strength.
- Concrete Canoe: (Saturday)
This competition involves designing, constructing, and racing a concrete canoe. Volunteers will be needed on Saturday to assist in judging races. This is an all day event.
- Construction: (Friday)
Students, in three groups, will design, fabricate elements, and build a structure using an unknown material. Judges will be needed to monitor communicators, check tools, and judge final structures.
- Crash Attenuator: (Saturday)
A crash attenuator will be built out of specified materials and brought to the competition. A toy car loaded with an egg “passenger” will then be crashed into the attenuator at the end of the ramp. Judges will need to assist in the setup of this competition, checking for compliance of all rules, and checking the eggs.
- Environmental: (Friday)
In this competition, students will chemically precipitate a “wastewater” using provided additives and equipment. Judges will monitor all students during the competition insuring compliance with the rules and check the amount of copper removal.
- Geotechnical: (Saturday)
Students will bring a box, as specified, to the competition. They will then construct a retaining wall out of provided materials that must support sand backfill and an additional 50 lbs on top of the backfill. Judges will monitor assembly, construction, and loading. They will also check for compliance with all rules, check materials prior to the event, and review submitted papers prior to the event.
- Hydraulics: (Friday)
Students will be analyzing a hydraulic system, collecting data, and calculating answers to questions passed out when the competition begins. Judges will be monitoring the competition, collecting data sheets, and grading answers.
- Mystery: (Friday)
This competition is a mystery. Judges will be needed to answer questions and monitor times. Judges will not be required to participate in any physical activity that may be required of the participants.
- Professional Paper: (Friday)
A professional paper will be submitted ahead of time and will be read and graded by all judges. The student that wrote the paper will be presenting at the conference. Judges will be ranking the submittals based on the paper and the presentation.
- Steel Bridge: (Friday)
This competition involves several aspects of constructing a steel bridge. It is intended to simulate building a bridge in the real world. Judges will be monitoring construction and loading of the bridges, checking for compliance of all rules, and reviewing the displays. This is an all day competition.
- Surveying: (Saturday)
The first part involves almost all of the students from the team measuring a distance. The second part of this competition requires students to survey a route determining horizontal angles and distances. Judges will be required to monitor times, check teams, and calculate up errors for the surveyed area. This is an all day event, but does not require judges to be present all day.
- Transportation: (Friday)
The first part of this competition requires the students to take a written test. The second part is a game show style quiz bowl. All questions are based on transportation manuals and history. Judges will be required to grade the written tests and rule on any questions during the quiz bowl. They will also be required to help with setup of competitions.
- T-Shirt: (Saturday)
A t-shirt design will be submitted by each school. Judges will be required to score or rank the t-shirts.
- Visual Display: (Saturday)
A scrapbook will be submitted by each school. Judges will be required to score or rank the scrapbooks.