Feb 02, 2015
CESTiCC Supports UAF Concrete Canoe Team
Many would hesitate if asked to paddle away in a concrete canoe. The Concrete Canoe Competition organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) challenges the students' knowledge, creativity and stamina, while showcasing the versatility and durability of concrete as a building material. It’s much more challenging to Alaskan students because of materials, geographic and climatic constraints and considerations in designing and constructing concrete canoe. Brave UAF undergraduates decided to take on this challenge for the first time in 2014. They are eager to become fast-paced competitors with experience gained from the first competition, and skills built up from classroom and practices. Using lightweight recycled glass beads as a sustainable aggregate, and smart canoe designs, UAF’s engineers are breaking ground with their new 2015 design. CESTiCC is proud to sponsor this team and their efforts to design an environmental sustainable concrete canoe.