ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition

SustainabilityInfrastructure Urban Redevelopment

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)


About the Competition:

The ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition is not your run-of-the-mill student challenge. It's a call to arms for the next generation of civil engineers. The competition pushes students to develop a profound understanding of sustainability. But it's not just about understanding; it's about action. Students are nudged to weave sustainable solutions into everyday problems that engineers face. And let's be real, in today's world, that's pretty much every problem.

Key Information:

The fictional city of ASCE, with its iconic early 20th-century waterfront and once-thriving manufacturing hub on the Big Brown River, is in dire need of a makeover. The city's once-bustling riverfront has seen better days, and now, they're seeking proposals. The mission? Revitalize and redevelop three blocks of this waterfront area. And not just any redevelopment – they're looking for proposals that align with the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure's Envision framework. The goal? To meet the city's sustainability objectives.

Challenge Focus, Goal, and Topic:

The heart of this competition lies in urban redevelopment. The city of ASCE wants to breathe new life into its waterfront. But this isn't just about making things look pretty. It's about sustainable redevelopment. Using the Envision framework, students are tasked with creating proposals that not only revitalize the waterfront but do so in a way that aligns with the city's sustainability goals.

Prizes and Recognition:

While the exact prizes aren't laid out in neon lights, the recognition and experience gained from this competition are invaluable. And let's face it, in the world of civil engineering, having a win from the ASCE under your belt? That's like having a golden ticket.

How Does the Challenge Work?

The rules of this competition are designed to mirror a real-world Request for Proposal (RFP). The guidelines are intentionally broad, giving teams the creative freedom they need to come up with innovative solutions. And for those burning questions? There's a Requests for Information (RFI) period where teams can seek clarifications.

Who is Available to Participate?

College students, it's your time to shine. Whether you're a budding civil engineer or just someone with a passion for sustainability, this competition is open to you.

Introduction of the Organizing Company:

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) isn't just any organization. They're a beacon in the world of civil engineering. With their commitment to education, innovation, and sustainability, they're shaping the future of the field. This competition is just one of the many ways they're investing in the next generation of engineers.

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