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.
- 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. 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. However, you may tie string to the corners of the base
- 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.