AJKTM 2016 — An International Competition at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Maribor

How Strong Is The Bridge?! — This is an international tournament for the construction of bridges made of spaghetti, which unites students from Slovenia and the EU with its spirit of competition. In past years, the Faculty welcomed students of civil engineering faculties from Austria, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, and Slovenia.

The competitors invent, design, and construct a bridge according to the rules provided before the event start. The spaghetti bound with plastic adhesive are used as a construction material. The final event of the tournament is a publicly witnessed demolition of bridges — a unique performance that involves the largest audience of the Faculty. The first prize belongs to the bridge decayed at maximum load. The competition is held by a team of recognized designers and teachers from the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

The team consists of 3 members, one of which may be a representative of the Faculty (a student or a teacher).

The tournament will continue for 3 days, from 3 to 5 May 2016.

To read more about the tournament, please visit the website: ajktm.fg.um.si

Source: www.fg.um.si