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Aurecon Bridge Building Competition


​Aurecon held its first bridge building competition in Mackay on Thursday 7th August, 2014.  Calen DSC entered three (3) teams into the competition from years 8 and 9.  The students were required to work in a group of three (3) to design and build a bridge from restricted materials that would hold the most weight.  Students investigated structural components to achieve very unique and different designs.  Though our teams did not place on the day, the students were able to learn from and witness designs that could help them in future designing.  The purpose of the competition is to provide students with a fun and insightful understanding of some of the underlying components of engineering.  This exposure allows students to discover future careers in the various areas of engineering.