Rules for Structure
Your model only needs to include the main
structural frame of a building. You do not need
to add the walls on the outside of the building or stairs
Your model can be any shape you like, but it must follow
these rules. (
- It must have at least 4
horizontal floors that are represented by flat
pieces of paper supported any way you like. A
flat roof will be treated as a floor.
( Show Me )
- Not counting the ground floor, the
total area of all of the other floors must be at least
750 sq cm. The maximum
area allowed for each floor is 320 sq cm. The
floor area includes the space taken by the columns.
- The distance between the
top of any floor and the bottom of the floor above
must be at least 15 cm.
( Show Me ) The fixings required for the
steel blocks in the Rules for Vertical Load do not
count as part of the floors.
- You must leave 12 mm clear
around the edges of the MDF base board, so
that we can fix your model to the shaking-table
with clamps (
Show Me ). However you may tie string to the corners
of the base board only.
- In a real building, you
would need windows in every storey.
So for each storey of your model, half of the
outside surface must be left completely clear of any
materials between the top of one floor and the bottom
of the floor above.
( Examples )