UF concrete canoe teamThe University of Florida ASCE Gators won this year’s Concrete Canoe Competition. Each year Civil Engineer students from around the US, Canada and Mexico participate in regional and national competitions where they build a concrete canoe and race it. Some of the requirements of each team are to prove their concrete canoe will truly float before participating in the competition, complete a presentation about their process showing the various elements that make up their canoe and finally participate in male, female and co-ed races.

UF Concrete Canoe Mens Competition 2015

The concrete canoe team at the University of Florida has been using a mortar sprayer as a main element of their building process since 2013. The mortar sprayer allows for even and very compact layers of concrete to be applied helping to achieve a very thin and lightweight canoe. See photos and video below of the team building their canoe and at this year’s competition. Congrats to the UF Concrete Canoe team on your success and all the best for next year!

Read more about this year’s national competition results here.

 

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