Student Beam competition

Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Chapter (EPDACI) Student Beam Contest

APRIL 6, 2019
To be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:30 am at Widener University Structures Lab E. 17th St. & Melrose Ave., Chester, Pennsylvania


Design and construct a low cost reinforced concrete beam spanning 3'-0" to safely support a midspan concentrated load of 3,000 pounds.


Lowest cost beam to safely support 3,000 pounds: $1,500
Beam that fails at an ultimate load closest to 4,800 pounds: $1,500


Undergraduate students enrolled at any college or university.

Additional Information

For further information including an entry application and complete rules, please log on to the chapter website at or contact

Steve Cole, EPDACI Student Beam Competition Chairman
Phone: 267-280-2997 Email:

Part I of the Official Entry Form must be received no later than March 11, 2019
Part II of the Official Entry Form must be received no later than April 1, 2019

Entry Form Official Announcement Cost Form Directions to Widner

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