This section of the IDEERS web-site is for schools that are joining the at-Bristol Earthquake Engineering Challenge on either March 1st or March 2nd 2005. The University of Bristol's Earthquake Engineering Research Centre (EERC) and at-Bristol have challenged Year 9 students from Bristol schools to design and make small scale models of buildings that can stand up to strong earthquakes.
You are required to design and construct a model of a building to a scale of roughly 1:25.
Your model must:
The model should stand up to artificial earthquakes generated on the Shaking-Table in the University of Bristol's EERC laboratory.
To find out about the rules for the at-Bristol Challenge and the artificial earthquakes, visit these pages.
How to make a strong model
You can find out how to strengthen your model to resist sideways forces by reading these pages in the IDEERS Resistant Buildings section.
To get hints for making your model, read these pages in the IDEERS Competition section