The University of Florida’s Eckhoff Steel Bridge team and Concrete Canoe design team have won their respective national competitions. This is the second time in UF’s history that this has happened, the first time was in 2015. No other civil program has accomplished this feat.
The University of Florida’s Eckhoff Steel Bridge team rose to the unique challenges of 2020 and placed first in the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Student Steel Bridge National Competition. The national competition had over 100 teams around the country compete at regionals to win one of the 25 spots for nationals with results announced on June 3.
The University of Florida’s Concrete Canoe design team has done it again: they have won the American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) National Concrete Canoe Competition for the second consecutive year. This year, the team faced a different challenge, which was to compete at the ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition virtually.
“Now that UF Civil Engineering has once again claimed the Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe national titles in the same year, we can now lay claim to be the only civil program to have done this twice,” said Robert J. Thieke, Ph.D., department head for civil and coastal engineering and concrete canoe team faculty advisor.