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BYU team participates in the 2023 EERI Seismic Design Competition in San Francisco

EERI's Annual Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition (SDC) is a longstanding tradition at EERI's Annual Meetings and National Conferences. The competition provides civil engineering undergraduate students with an opportunity to work on a hands-on earthquake engineering project to design and construct a cost-effective frame building to resist seismic loading. BYU competed against dozens of schools across the country in San Francisco, CA.

Shake Day at the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute's (EERI) Seismic Design Competition (SDC) was put on by the Student Leadership Council (SLC) and is captured in the YouTube videos below! Teams shook their balsa wood towers on a shake table to see if they could survive the devastating earthquakes while supporting weights.

Ground Motion 1
Ground Motion 2