Seismic Design Team


The Seismic Design Competition (SDC) is put together by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). Over 30 teams from universities across the US and around the world will be competing in the SDC. Each team designs a complex tall building model made from balsa wood that will be tested on a shaking table. Student teams are judged on their oral design presentation, their summary poster, the model’s architectural design, their ability to fit within the design criteria and constraints, their analytical prediction of their model performance, and the response of their model during shaking table testing.

2020-21 Rules

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Captains: Jesse Claudio, Kathleen Williams, Melissa Boell
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