BKS SAICE International Bridge-Building Competition

| November 4, 2010

St Alban’s College once again had the privilege of hosting the BKS South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) International Bridge Building Competition in early September.

Thirteen teams (the best of the best) from schools all over South Africa and Namibia competed to build the strongest bridge. The group of future engineers was given tips about bridge building by Mauritz Opperman, a structural engineer from BKS, a multidisciplinary consulting engineering and management firm. Then each team was given the same building supplies – 25 600mm sticks and one tube of Pratley glue. The goal was to see which 850mm bridge could carry the biggest load.

The winning bridge building team from Domino Servite High School

Tension was in the air and in the bridges for a long time! In the end, Domino Servite High School from Kranskop in KwaZulu-Natal went home with the trophy as the 2010

BKS SAICE Bridge Building winners. This team’s bridge supported a load of no less than 268kg, which left everyone speechless! Each team member, the teacher and the school received a cash price of R1 500 from Danai Magugumela, CEO of BKS Consulting Engineers.

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