SCI Education, Competitions and Prizes

For academic members, SCI has prepared a number of worked examples to the Eurocodes. These worked examples are available for editing and use by tutors presenting lectures on the Eurocodes. (SCI Members only).

Student Competitions & Discussion Forum

The annual BCSA and Tata Steel Student Awards cover three disciplines; Architectural design, steel buildings and steel bridges design. Undergraduates from Universities in the UK and Ireland are invited to compete against other universities to become the outright winner of either Architectural, the Buildings or Bridge competitions.

The 2014 Undergraduate Prize Award Competition

This year saw a high level of entrants for all three competitions. The judging took place in June and congratulations go to the winners who were invited to the SSDA Structural Steelwork Design Awards at Madame Tussaurds on Tuesday 8th July, to receive their prize money.

Architectural Steel Design

Design Brief: Design a tall Skyscraper, which will be in a city centre, with mixed-use building containing elements of commerical office, shopping spaces, a hotel, public spaces, leisures facilities and residential provision: in short; a vertical city.

1st Place Manchester School of Architecture
Alexandr Valakh
2nd Place University of Nottingham
Alexander Balchin
3rd Place University of Nottingham
Matthew Humpreys
Steel Bridge Design

Design brief: Design a road bridge over an area of railway sidings and main railway lines. As the bridge is to be a symbol of the regeneration of the area, the project sponsors anticipate an elegant solution.

1st Place Queen's University Belfast
James Maitland, Martin Scott, Ryan Woodburn & James Scott
2nd Place Cardiff University
Robyn Baxter & Euan McMinigal
3rd Place University of Strathclyde
David James McIntyre & Scott McClymont
Steel Structures Design

Design brief: Prepare an outline design for a structure to completely cover a historic ship, located in a dockyard as one of several visitor attractions. Entrants are expected to demonstrate individuality and flair, in addition to showing an understanding of structural design, and communicating their ideas in a written report with calculations and drawings.

1st Place University of Manchester
Adam Buchanan & Sam Main
2nd Place University of Nottingham
Miss Emma English, Edmund Arbuthnott & Matt Brimble
3rd Place University of Strathclyde
Darren Tannock & Grant Macgregor