The objective of the competition was to propose, design, and construct a model skyscraper for the Vancouver skyline. EERI SDC tasked us with the construction of a 5’ balsa wood model to be subjected to seismic forces. The scoring is based on the building’s profit. Costs include weight, and seismic damage. Bonuses are given for accurate seismic predictions.
USC placed 5th overall out of more than 40 schools worldwide.