To whom it may concern,
The 2019 World University Students’ Bridge Design Competition (here after as “Competition”) is hosted jointly by China Highway & Transportation Society (CHTS) and CCCC Highway Consultants Co., Ltd (HPDI) to bring out the best in Students with bridge or related majors of their interest and potential, develop their capability of originality and sense of teamwork and bring up more innovative, practical and inter-disciplinary talents. The specific issues regarding the Competition are detailed as below:
1. The Competition Aims to
l Guide teachers to pay great attention to students’ sense of innovative design, integrated design capability and also spirit of teamwork while teaching;
l Enhance students’ training for practical skills and promote their bridge design ability with original way of thinking and actual design requirements;
l Attract and encourage more students to actively participate in extracurricular science and technology activities and provide opportunities for the talented to show themselves;
l Find out and cultivate more professional bridge designers and expand the talent pool for World Bridge.
Hosts: China Highway & Transportation Society (CHTS)
CCCC Highway Consultants Co., Ltd (HPDI)
3. Bridge Design Requirements
3.1 The bridge is to span large body of water as rivers, lakes and the sea etc, be located in deep mountain valleys or situated on other places with typical topographic features;
3.2 The bridge location’s terrain, geography, climate, weather, hydrology, geology, seismic features, impact, temperature, loads etc and technical standards for design are decided by the designers themselves and to be detailed together with adopted parameters in the design proposal and notes;
3.3 Minimum span should be more than 20 meters, 50m to 5000m long and 4m to 50m wide with span composite up to the designers;
3.4 The bridge types allowed and design items required are as below:
As per its purpose, the bridge may be Highway Bridge, Railway Bridge, Municipal Bridge, Landscape Bridge, Pedestrian Bridge , Bicycle Bridge and Bridge for composite purposes etc;
As per its structural features, the bridge may be Suspended Bridge, Cable-stayed Bridge, Arch Bridge, and Girder Bridge, Composite, Mixed and Cooperative-system Bridge and New Concept and Future Bridge etc;
The design shall include bridge components as tower, arch rib, beam, pier, cable, bridge deck facilities and its composite etc;
Materials shall include steel, concrete, composite and mixed materials, and new materials;
Construction method shall be advanced and with good applicability.
4. How to Join the Competition
4.1 Target Participants
The Competition is open to the worldwide university students, including PhD student, master student, undergraduate and vocational college students.
4.2 Participants’ Requirement
l Both group and individual are accepted;
l The design is to be submitted with the seal of college (department);
l The maximum member of one group for one design is 5.Can be freely organized across schools and across disciplines;
l The maximum number of advisors for one design is 2，and they are in-service teachers at the university.
4.3 Entry Attachments for Official Submission
Fill out Annexure 01: Application Form for 2019 World University Students’ Bridge Design Competition and Annexure 02: Design Notes for 2019 World University Students’ Bridge Design Competition. The electronic version is submitted in word format. The Design Notes uses A4 paper for single-sided printing, no more than 20 pages, 15,000 words;
Main design drawings including plan, structure details, construction methods etc are to be in A3 papers and less than 10 pages;
Design sketches must be colored in A3 layout and not be longer than 5 pages, electronic version submitted in jpg format.
4.4 Entry’s Official Submission
Both hard copy and soft copy are required for official submission, where the soft copy is to be emailed to the designated mail address and the hard copy delivered to the Secretariat by courier;
The design concept is to adhere to the idea of being safe, applicable, durable, aesthetic, friendly to environment, energy-saving, easy for construction, management and maintenance where no less than 3 are to be embedded in each entry;
No limit to the number of works offered by each participant,and each entry is to be in a book separately;
The specification and standard adopted shall be specified and plagiarism is strictly forbidden;
The software and programs employed are to be legal and in full compliance and the participants are at their own risk for entries’ technical similarity, plagiarism and intellectual property dispute etc;
The language of the work is English or Chinese；
Please go the official website of World Transport Convention, www.wtc-conference.com, for the electronic copy of the Competition’s Notice.
The entries shall not be returned as submitted and the designers are to keep the manuscripts by themselves.
4.5 Key Dates
The date for entry submission starts from today and ends at May 15, 2019.
4.6 Legal Issues
The Hosts own the rights to use submitted entries without extra payment and retain rights for post technical reproduction for publications, albums, videos, model circulations, technical promotion etc.
5. Review and Awards
The OC will select the worldwide famous bridge experts to form panel of review who are to conduct comprehensive review and evaluation for the entries as per the design purpose, concept, effect, and value etc. The awards include the special prize, the first prize, the second prize, the third prize, the merit award, the finalist award, the excellent instructor award, and the outstanding organization award.
The on-site Final is to be held in June, 2019 during the World Transport Convention (WTC) where the prize-winning designs shall be granted with solemn commendation. Excellent foreign award-winning projects will be provided by the organizing committee of the competition to support the cost to and from Beijing, China.
The hosts’ telephone numbers are as below:
CHTS: +86-10 6428-8790
HPDI: +86-10 8201-7036/7035/7705
Welcome to join the QQ group chat with ID of 255068693 for more information and please submit the softcopy to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org and the hard copy by courier with the following details:
To: Ms Kang Qian
Address: CHTS, Room 203, Block 1,No.17, Anhualu, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
China Highway & Transportation Society
November 11, 2018